Real Estate Almanac

Local Associations

The local Realtor association section of the ORE 200 includes a ranking of all the nation’s local Realtor associations by membership count as of December 31, 2020.

Local Associations Overview

As trade associations, Realtor associations are nonprofits owned by their members. They represent their members and aim to help them improve the quality of service they provide, their education and professional standards. The classic Realtor association mission is simple: to make members more profitable and more successful.

Realtor associations come in three varieties, determined by geographic scope: national, state and local. Realtor associations have a federated makeup: members cannot join just one. When agents join a local association, to gain access to the MLS for example, they automatically join the state and national associations; the memberships are tied together in what is known as the three-way agreement.

Source: Real Estate Almanac

There were 1,069 local Realtor associations at the end of 2020, 19 less than existed at the end of 2019 as recorded in the 2020 ORE 200. 

The largest local Realtor associations have tens of thousands of members, and subsequently, healthy revenues that allow them to offer quality products and services to members and to play a large and meaningful role in their communities. Examples include the Miami Association of Realtors (over 48,000 members), the Houston Association of Realtors (over 40,000 members) and Broward, Palm Beaches and St. Lucie Realtors (over 33,000 members).

Source: Real Estate Almanac

On the other end of the size spectrum lie small local Realtor associations, which, because of relatively small revenues and resources, can sometimes struggle to offer a core set of services to members and struggle for relevancy. The industry has a large number of these smaller associations. Just over a third of the nation’s local Realtor associations (35 percent or 373 local associations) have less than 200 members.

Smaller local Realtor associations include the Sierra County Board of Realtors in Elephant Butte, New Mexico (21 members), Mid-Valley Association of Realtors in Kewanee, Illinois (18 members), Nolan County Board of Realtors in Austin, Texas (16 members), Deming Luna County Board of Realtors in Deming, New Mexico (11 members) and Clarksdale Board of Realtors in Clarksdale, Mississippi (10 members). T3 Sixty does not imply any of these do not offer members core standards; they are listed just to provide examples of some of the nation’s smallest Realtor associations.

Some local associations are consolidating but not many. From 2020 to 2021 the number of local Realtor associations dropped 1.7 percent. But they are getting larger. Over that same time period, the average member count and median member count of local associations grew 5.6% and 6.4%, respectively.

Year No. of Local Associations Median Local Association Member Count Average Local Association Member Count
2020 1,088 360 1,279
2021 1,069 1,351 383
% Change -1.7% 6.4% 5.6%

Source: Real Estate Almanac

Local Association Memberships

Membership in local Realtor associations is clustered among the largest. Twenty-two percent of the nation’s 1,069 local Realtor associations account for approximately 80 percent of the nation’s total local Realtor association membership. The average size of local Realtor associations at the end of 2020 was 1,351 members while the median size was 383 members. Below is a ranking of the residential real estate brokerage industry’s local associations listed as of December 31, 2020. Sorted by end of year membership.

2021 Rank

Local Realtor Association

 

2020 EOY Membership

501

Realtor Association of The Greater Pee Dee

Florence

SC

Rank: 

501

Membership: 

438
RealtorAssociation of The Greater Pee Dee Dee RealtorAssociation), based out of Florence, SC, reported 438 members in 2020, an increase of 5.0% from 2019, and a 11.2% an increase from 2018.

502

Greater Central Louisiana RealtorsAssociation

Alexandria

LA

Rank: 

502

Membership: 

435
Greater Central Louisiana Realtors Association, based out of Alexandria, LA, reported 435 members in 2020, an increase of 5.1% from the prior year, and a 8.5% an increase from 2018.

503

West Metro Board of Realtors

Carrollton

GA

Rank: 

503

Membership: 

430
West Metro Board of Realtors, based out of Carrollton, GA, reported 430 members in 2020, an increase of 15.9% from the prior year, and a 17.5% an increase from 2018.

504

Lakeway Area Association of Realtors

Morristown

TN

Rank: 

504

Membership: 

427
Lakeway Area Association of Realtors, based out of Morristown, TN, reported 427 members in 2020, an increase of 6.7% from 2019, and a 10.9% an increase from 2018.

505

Hamptons North Fork RealtorsAssociation

Cutchogue

NY

Rank: 

505

Membership: 

425
Hamptons North Fork Realtors Association, based out of Cutchogue, NY, reported 425 members in 2020, andecrease of -9.0% from the prior year, and a -11.6% a decrease from 2018.

506

Hall County Board of Realtors

Gainesville

GA

Rank: 

506

Membership: 

423
Hall County Board of Realtors, based out of Gainesville, GA, reported 423 members in 2020, an increase of 5.0% from the prior year, and a 9.6% an increase from 2018.

507

Hattiesburg Area Association of Realtors

Hattiesburg

MS

Rank: 

507

Membership: 

421
Hattiesburg Area Association of Realtors, based out of Hattiesburg, MS, reported 421 members in 2020, an increase of 6.0% from the prior year, and a 6.0% an increase from 2018.

508

Bayou Board of Realtors

Houma

LA

Rank: 

508

Membership: 

417
Bayou Board of Realtors, based out of Houma, LA, reported 417 members in 2020, an increase of 3.0% from 2019, and a 12.1% an increase from 2018.

509

West Georgia Board of Realtors

Douglasville

GA

Rank: 

509

Membership: 

415
West Georgia Board of Realtors, based out of Douglasville, GA, reported 415 members in 2020, an increase of 2.5% from the prior year, and a 15.0% an increase from 2018.

510

San Angelo Association of Realtors

San Angelo

TX

Rank: 

510

Membership: 

412
San Angelo Association of Realtors, based out of San Angelo, TX, reported 412 members in 2020, an increase of 2.0% from the prior year, and a 9.0% an increase from 2018.

511

Cheyenne Board of Realtors

Cheyenne

WY

Rank: 

511

Membership: 

411
Cheyenne Board of Realtors, based out of Cheyenne, WY, reported 411 members in 2020, an increase of 3.8% from the prior year, and a 12.9% an increase from 2018.

511

Humboldt Association of Realtors

Eureka

CA

Rank: 

511

Membership: 

411
Humboldt Association of Realtors, based out of Eureka, CA, reported 411 members in 2020, an increase of 4.1% from 2019, and a 8.4% an increase from 2018.

511

La Crosse Area RealtorsAssociation

La Crosse

WI

Rank: 

511

Membership: 

411
La Crosse Area Realtors Association, based out of La Crosse, WI, reported 411 members in 2020, an increase of 8.7% from the prior year, and a 13.5% an increase from 2018.

514

Tri-County Alliance of Realtors

Manchester

CT

Rank: 

514

Membership: 

409
Tri-County Alliance of Realtors, based out of Manchester, CT, reported 409 members in 2020, an increase of 5.7% from the prior year, and a 8.8% an increase from 2018.

514

Yakima Association of Realtors

Yakima

WA

Rank: 

514

Membership: 

409
Yakima Association of Realtors, based out of Yakima, WA, reported 409 members in 2020, an increase of 2.3% from 2019, and a 4.3% an increase from 2018.

516

Northwest Metro Association of Realtors

Atlanta

GA

Rank: 

516

Membership: 

408
Northwest Metro Association of Realtors, based out of Atlanta, GA, reported 408 members in 2020, an increase of 4.9% from the prior year, and a 5.7% an increase from 2018.

516

Northwoods Assoc of Realtors

Woodruff

WI

Rank: 

516

Membership: 

408
Northwoods Assoc of Realtors, based out of Woodruff, WI, reported 408 members in 2020, an increase of 3.6% from 2019, and a 3.8% an increase from 2018.

516

South Central Arkansas RealtorsAssociation

Benton

AR

Rank: 

516

Membership: 

408
South Central Arkansas Realtors Association, based out of Benton, AR, reported 408 members in 2020, an increase of 12.1% from the prior year, and a 31.2% an increase from 2018.

519

Oak Park Area Association of Realtors

Oak Park

IL

Rank: 

519

Membership: 

406
Oak Park Area Association of Realtors, based out of Oak Park, IL, reported 406 members in 2020, an decrease of -5.1% from the prior year, and a -5.6% a decrease from 2018.

519

West Central Association of Realtors

Willmar

MN

Rank: 

519

Membership: 

406
West Central Association of Realtors, based out of Willmar, MN, reported 406 members in 2020, andecrease of -2.6% from the prior year, and a 3.6% an increase from 2018.

521

Durango Area Association of Realtors

Durango

CO

Rank: 

521

Membership: 

404
Durango Area Association of Realtors, based out of Durango, CO, reported 404 members in 2020, an increase of 3.1% from 2019, and a 4.4% an increase from 2018.

522

Greater Binghamton Association of Realtors

Johnson City

NY

Rank: 

522

Membership: 

403
Greater Binghamton Association of Realtors, based out of Johnson City, NY, reported 403 members in 2020, an increase of 8.3% from the prior year, and a 15.8% an increase from 2018.

523

Gaston Association of Realtors

Gastonia

NC

Rank: 

523

Membership: 

402
Gaston Association of Realtors, based out of Gastonia, NC, reported 402 members in 2020, an increase of 1.8% from the prior year, and a 6.6% an increase from 2018.

524

Otsego Delaware Board of Realtors

Oneonta

NY

Rank: 

524

Membership: 

401
Otsego Delaware Board of Realtors, based out of Oneonta, NY, reported 401 members in 2020, an increase of 7.5% from 2019, and a 7.5% an increase from 2018.

525

Pike Wayne Association of Realtors

Hawley

PA

Rank: 

525

Membership: 

400
Pike Wayne Association of Realtors, based out of Hawley, PA, reported 400 members in 2020, an increase of 7.8% from the prior year, and a 12.0% an increase from 2018.

526

Yolo County Board of Realtors

Woodland

CA

Rank: 

526

Membership: 

396
Yolo County Board of Realtors, based out of Woodland, CA, reported 396 members in 2020, andecrease of .0% from the prior year, and a .8% an increase from 2018.

527

Florida Keys Board of Realtors

Key Largo

FL

Rank: 

527

Membership: 

395
Florida Keys Board of Realtors, based out of Key Largo, FL, reported 395 members in 2020, an increase of 5.6% from the prior year, and a 1.0% an increase from 2018.

528

San Luis Obispo Association of Realtors

San Luis Obispo

CA

Rank: 

528

Membership: 

392
San Luis Obispo Association of Realtors, based out of San Luis Obispo, CA, reported 392 members in 2020, an increase of 3.2% from the prior year, and a 11.7% an increase from 2018.

529

Egyptian Board of Realtors

Marion

IL

Rank: 

529

Membership: 

390
Egyptian Board of Realtors, based out of Marion, IL, reported 390 members in 2020, an decrease of -19.6% from 2019, and a -17.0% a decrease from 2018.

529

New River Valley Association of Realtors

Christiansburg

VA

Rank: 

529

Membership: 

390
New River Valley Association of Realtors, based out of Christiansburg, VA, reported 390 members in 2020, an increase of 2.6% from the prior year, and a 5.4% an increase from 2018.

529

South Central Board of Realtors

Brenham

TX

Rank: 

529

Membership: 

390
South Central Board of Realtors, based out of Brenham, TX, reported 390 members in 2020, an decrease of -2.5% from 2019, and a .0% a decrease from 2018.

532

Strafford County Board of Realtors

Dover

NH

Rank: 

532

Membership: 

388
Strafford County Board of Realtors, based out of Dover, NH, reported 388 members in 2020, an decrease of -.5% from 2019, and a .3% an increase from 2018.

532

Sumter Board of Realtors

Sumter

SC

Rank: 

532

Membership: 

388
Sumter Board of Realtors, based out of Sumter, SC, reported 388 members in 2020, an increase of 10.5% from 2019, and a 25.6% an increase from 2018.

534

Flint Hills Association of Realtors

Manhattan

KS

Rank: 

534

Membership: 

386
Flint Hills Association of Realtors, based out of Manhattan, KS, reported 386 members in 2020, an increase of 6.6% from 2019, and a 11.9% an increase from 2018.

535

Santa Maria Association of Realtors

Santa Maria

CA

Rank: 

535

Membership: 

385
Santa Maria Association of Realtors, based out of Santa Maria, CA, reported 385 members in 2020, an increase of .5% from the prior year, and a 1.0% an increase from 2018.

536

Bullhead City Mohave Valley Association of Realtors

Bullhead City

AZ

Rank: 

536

Membership: 

383
Bullhead City Mohave Valley Association of Realtors, based out of Bullhead City, AZ, reported 383 members in 2020, an increase of 2.1% from the prior year, and a 5.5% an increase from 2018.

537

Douglas County Association of Realtors

Roseburg

OR

Rank: 

537

Membership: 

382
Douglas County Association of Realtors, based out of Roseburg, OR, reported 382 members in 2020, an increase of 8.8% from the prior year, and a 14.0% an increase from 2018.

538

Water Wonderland Board of Realtors

Gaylord

MI

Rank: 

538

Membership: 

379
Water Wonderland Board of Realtors, based out of Gaylord, MI, reported 379 members in 2020, an increase of 4.7% from the prior year, and a 1.1% an increase from 2018.

539

Faulkner County Board of Realtors

Conway

AR

Rank: 

539

Membership: 

378
Faulkner County Board of Realtors, based out of CONWAY, AR, reported 378 members in 2020, an increase of 5.3% from the prior year, and a 8.0% an increase from 2018.

540

Helena Association of Realtors

Helena

MT

Rank: 

540

Membership: 

374
Helena Association of Realtors, based out of Helena, MT, reported 374 members in 2020, an increase of 5.6% from 2019, and a 14.4% an increase from 2018.

540

Southwest Virginia Association of Realtors

Abingdon

VA

Rank: 

540

Membership: 

374
Southwest Virginia Association of Realtors, based out of Abingdon, VA, reported 374 members in 2020, an increase of 3.3% from the prior year, and a 11.6% an increase from 2018.

542

Greater Augusta Association of Realtors

Staunton

VA

Rank: 

542

Membership: 

373
Greater Augusta Association of Realtors, based out of Staunton, VA, reported 373 members in 2020, an increase of 4.5% from the prior year, and a 9.7% an increase from 2018.

543

Albemarle Area Association of Realtors

Elizabeth City

NC

Rank: 

543

Membership: 

372
Albemarle Area Association of Realtors, based out of Elizabeth City, NC, reported 372 members in 2020, an increase of 15.2% from 2019, and a 26.1% an increase from 2018.

543

Union County Association of Realtors

Monroe

NC

Rank: 

543

Membership: 

372
Union County Association of Realtors, based out of Monroe, NC, reported 372 members in 2020, an increase of 4.2% from the prior year, and a 22.4% an increase from 2018.

545

Centre County Association of Realtors

State College

PA

Rank: 

545

Membership: 

371
Centre County Association of Realtors, based out of State College, PA, reported 371 members in 2020, an decrease of -1.1% from 2019, and a 3.9% an increase from 2018.

545

Hot Springs Board of Realtors

Hot Springs

AR

Rank: 

545

Membership: 

371
Hot Springs Board of Realtors, based out of Hot Springs, AR, reported 371 members in 2020, an increase of 3.1% from the prior year, and a 12.4% an increase from 2018.

547

Franklin County Board of Realtors

Union

MO

Rank: 

547

Membership: 

370
Franklin County Board of Realtors, based out of Union, MO, reported 370 members in 2020, an increase of 1.4% from the prior year, and a 9.8% an increase from 2018.

547

Northeast Mississippi Board of Realtors

Tupelo

MS

Rank: 

547

Membership: 

370
Northeast Mississippi Board of Realtors (Northeast MLS), based out of Tupelo, MS, reported 370 members in 2020, an increase of 11.8% from the prior year, and a 15.6% an increase from 2018.

549

Brownsville South Padre Islands Board of Realtors

Brownsville

TX

Rank: 

549

Membership: 

369
Brownsville South Padre Islands Board of Realtors, based out of Brownsville, TX, reported 369 members in 2020, an increase of 11.8% from the prior year, and a 18.6% an increase from 2018.

550

Southeast Iowa Regional Board of Realtors

Burlington

IA

Rank: 

550

Membership: 

368
Southeast Iowa Regional Board of Realtors, based out of Burlington, IA, reported 368 members in 2020, an increase of 1.4% from 2019, and a 4.5% an increase from 2018.