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

101

Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors

Baton Rouge

LA

Rank: 

101

Membership: 

3,358
Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, based out of Baton Rouge, LA, reported 3,358 members in 2020, an increase of 4.0% from 2019, and a 5.5% an increase from 2018.

102

North Bay Association of Realtors

Santa Rosa

CA

Rank: 

102

Membership: 

3,345
North Bay Association of Realtors, based out of Santa Rosa, CA, reported 3,345 members in 2020, an increase of 3.8% from the prior year, and a 3.5% an increase from 2018.

103

Greater Regional Alliance of Realtors

Grand Rapids

MI

Rank: 

103

Membership: 

3,278
Greater Regional Alliance of Realtors, based out of Grand Rapids, MI, reported 3,278 members in 2020, an increase of 4.0% from 2019, and a 7.7% an increase from 2018.

104

Greater Downey Association of Realtors

Downey

CA

Rank: 

104

Membership: 

3,276
Greater Downey Association of Realtors, based out of Downey, CA, reported 3,276 members in 2020, an increase of 3.3% from 2019, and a 32.5% an increase from 2018.

105

Greater Greenville Association of Realtors

Greenville

SC

Rank: 

105

Membership: 

3,267
Greater Greenville Association of Realtors, based out of Greenville, SC, reported 3,267 members in 2020, an increase of 4.8% from the prior year, and a 8.9% an increase from 2018.

106

South Shore Realtors

Pembroke

MA

Rank: 

106

Membership: 

3,100
South Shore Realtors, based out of Pembroke, MA, reported 3,100 members in 2020, an increase of 12.0% from the prior year, and a 13.2% an increase from 2018.

107

Omaha Area Board of Realtors

Omaha

NE

Rank: 

107

Membership: 

3,084
Omaha Area Board of Realtors, based out of Omaha, NE, reported 3,084 members in 2020, an increase of 6.1% from the prior year, and a 10.7% an increase from 2018.

108

Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors

Philadelphia

PA

Rank: 

108

Membership: 

3,068
Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors, based out of Philadelphia, PA, reported 3,068 members in 2020, an increase of 2.2% from the prior year, and a 14.7% an increase from 2018.

108

Greater Rochester Association of Realtors

Rochester

NY

Rank: 

108

Membership: 

3,068
Greater Rochester Association of Realtors (Upstate New York REIS), based out of Rochester, NY, reported 3,068 members in 2020, an increase of 1.4% from the prior year, and a 2.3% an increase from 2018.

110

Central Carolina RealtorsAssociation

Columbia

SC

Rank: 

110

Membership: 

3,067
Central Carolina Realtors Association (Palmetto MLS), based out of Columbia, SC, reported 3,067 members in 2020, an increase of 4.6% from the prior year, and a 17.3% an increase from 2018.

111

Dayton Realtors

Dayton

OH

Rank: 

111

Membership: 

3,057
Dayton Realtors, based out of Dayton, OH, reported 3,057 members in 2020, an increase of 3.8% from the prior year, and a 6.9% an increase from 2018.

112

Northwest Arkansas Board of Realtors

Lowell

AR

Rank: 

112

Membership: 

3,039
Northwest Arkansas Board of Realtors, based out of Lowell, AR, reported 3,039 members in 2020, an increase of 8.4% from the prior year, and a 18.3% an increase from 2018.

113

Metro Centre Association of Realtors

Perth Amboy

NJ

Rank: 

113

Membership: 

3,023
Metro Centre Association of Realtors, based out of Perth Amboy, NJ, reported 3,023 members in 2020, an increase of .7% from the prior year, and a 4.1% an increase from 2018.

114

Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors

Chula Vista

CA

Rank: 

114

Membership: 

3,014
Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors, based out of Chula Vista, CA, reported 3,014 members in 2020, an increase of 11.9% from 2019, and a 17.9% an increase from 2018.

115

Utah Central Association of Realtors

Orem

UT

Rank: 

115

Membership: 

3,013
Utah Central Association of Realtors, based out of Orem, UT, reported 3,013 members in 2020, an increase of 9.7% from 2019, and a 15.8% an increase from 2018.

115

West San Gabriel Valley Association of Realtors

San Gabriel

CA

Rank: 

115

Membership: 

3,013
West San Gabriel Valley Association of Realtors, based out of San Gabriel, CA, reported 3,013 members in 2020, andecrease of .0% from the prior year, and a .6% an increase from 2018.

117

Tri-Counties Association of Realtors

Walnut

CA

Rank: 

117

Membership: 

2,955
Tri-Counties Association of Realtors, based out of Walnut, CA, reported 2,955 members in 2020, andecrease of -3.4% from the prior year, and a 17.8% an increase from 2018.

118

Central Valley Association of Realtors

Lathrop

CA

Rank: 

118

Membership: 

2,895
Central Valley Association of Realtors, based out of Lathrop, CA, reported 2,895 members in 2020, an increase of 3.7% from the prior year, and a 8.9% an increase from 2018.

119

Anne Arundel County Association of Realtors

Arnold

MD

Rank: 

119

Membership: 

2,844
Anne Arundel County Association of Realtors, based out of Arnold, MD, reported 2,844 members in 2020, an increase of .2% from the prior year, and a 8.1% an increase from 2018.

120

New Haven Middlesex Association of Realtors

North Haven

CT

Rank: 

120

Membership: 

2,821
New Haven Middlesex Association of Realtors, based out of North Haven, CT, reported 2,821 members in 2020, andecrease of -1.6% from the prior year, and a -1.2% a decrease from 2018.

121

California Desert Association of Realtors

Palm Desert

CA

Rank: 

121

Membership: 

2,793
California Desert Association of Realtors, based out of Palm Desert, CA, reported 2,793 members in 2020, an increase of .7% from the prior year, and a 5.1% an increase from 2018.

122

RealtorsAssociation of Metropolitan Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

PA

Rank: 

122

Membership: 

2,765
Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh, based out of Pittsburgh, PA, reported 2,765 members in 2020, an increase of .2% from the prior year, and a .0% an increase from 2018.

123

Williamson County Association of Realtors

Brentwood

TN

Rank: 

123

Membership: 

2,761
Williamson County Association of Realtors, based out of Brentwood, TN, reported 2,761 members in 2020, an increase of 2.5% from the prior year, and a 7.0% an increase from 2018.

124

Cape Fear Realtors

Wilmington

NC

Rank: 

124

Membership: 

2,757
Cape Fear Realtors, based out of Wilmington, NC, reported 2,757 members in 2020, an increase of 6.2% from the prior year, and a 12.9% an increase from 2018.

125

San Mateo County Association of Realtors

San Mateo

CA

Rank: 

125

Membership: 

2,744
San Mateo County Association of Realtors, based out of San Mateo, CA, reported 2,744 members in 2020, an increase of .5% from 2019, and a 18.8% an increase from 2018.

126

Arlington Board of Realtors

Arlington

TX

Rank: 

126

Membership: 

2,720
Arlington Board of Realtors, based out of Arlington, TX, reported 2,720 members in 2020, an increase of 8.9% from 2019, and a 14.1% an increase from 2018.

127

Reno Sparks Association of Realtors

Reno

NV

Rank: 

127

Membership: 

2,713
Reno Sparks Association of Realtors, based out of Reno, NV, reported 2,713 members in 2020, an increase of 4.6% from the prior year, and a 10.5% an increase from 2018.

128

Huntsville Area Association of Realtors

Huntsville

AL

Rank: 

128

Membership: 

2,665
Huntsville Area Association of Realtors, based out of Huntsville, AL, reported 2,665 members in 2020, an increase of 8.0% from 2019, and a 23.7% an increase from 2018.

129

Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors

West Yarmouth

MA

Rank: 

129

Membership: 

2,550
Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors, based out of West Yarmouth, MA, reported 2,550 members in 2020, an increase of .9% from the prior year, and a 1.6% an increase from 2018.

130

Des Moines Area Association of Realtors

Clive

IA

Rank: 

130

Membership: 

2,549
Des Moines Area Association of Realtors, based out of Clive, IA, reported 2,549 members in 2020, an increase of 5.5% from the prior year, and a 9.8% an increase from 2018.

131

Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors

Bethlehem

PA

Rank: 

131

Membership: 

2,518
Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors, based out of Bethlehem, PA, reported 2,518 members in 2020, an increase of .7% from the prior year, and a 7.7% an increase from 2018.

132

Greater El Paso Association of Realtors

El Paso

TX

Rank: 

132

Membership: 

2,504
Greater El Paso Association of Realtors, based out of El Paso, TX, reported 2,504 members in 2020, an increase of 4.9% from the prior year, and a 15.2% an increase from 2018.

133

Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors

South Ogden

UT

Rank: 

133

Membership: 

2,453
Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors, based out of South Ogden, UT, reported 2,453 members in 2020, an increase of 7.6% from 2019, and a 10.6% an increase from 2018.

134

RealtorsAssociation of Lake & Sumter Counties

Tavares

FL

Rank: 

134

Membership: 

2,407
Realtors Association of Lake & Sumter Counties, based out of Tavares, FL, reported 2,407 members in 2020, an increase of 4.7% from the prior year, and a 10.4% an increase from 2018.

135

Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors

Merrillville

IN

Rank: 

135

Membership: 

2,390
Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors, based out of Merrillville, IN, reported 2,390 members in 2020, an increase of 3.0% from 2019, and a 11.6% an increase from 2018.

136

Winston Salem Regional Association of Realtors

Winston Salem

NC

Rank: 

136

Membership: 

2,377
Winston Salem Regional Association of Realtors, based out of Winston Salem, NC, reported 2,377 members in 2020, an increase of 11.8% from 2019, and a 36.7% an increase from 2018.

137

The Inland Gateway Association of Realtors

Corona

CA

Rank: 

137

Membership: 

2,356
The Inland Gateway Association of Realtors, based out of Corona, CA, reported 2,356 members in 2020, an increase of 3.8% from the prior year, and a 5.7% an increase from 2018.

138

Spokane Association of Realtors

Spokane

WA

Rank: 

138

Membership: 

2,336
Spokane Association of Realtors, based out of Spokane, WA, reported 2,336 members in 2020, an increase of 3.5% from 2019, and a 9.2% an increase from 2018.

139

Pensacola Association of Realtors

Pensacola

FL

Rank: 

139

Membership: 

2,319
Pensacola Association of Realtors, based out of Pensacola, FL, reported 2,319 members in 2020, an increase of 4.8% from the prior year, and a 10.7% an increase from 2018.

140

Greater Springfield Board of Realtors

Springfield

MO

Rank: 

140

Membership: 

2,302
Greater Springfield Board of Realtors, based out of SPRINGFIELD, MO, reported 2,302 members in 2020, an increase of 4.6% from the prior year, and a 12.5% an increase from 2018.

141

Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors

Murfreesboro

TN

Rank: 

141

Membership: 

2,271
Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors, based out of Murfreesboro, TN, reported 2,271 members in 2020, an increase of 11.7% from the prior year, and a 21.4% an increase from 2018.

142

Tacoma Pierce County Association of Realtors

Tacoma

WA

Rank: 

142

Membership: 

2,267
Tacoma Pierce County Association of Realtors, based out of Tacoma, WA, reported 2,267 members in 2020, an increase of .9% from the prior year, and a .8% an increase from 2018.

143

RealtorsAssociation of Northeast Wisconsin

Appleton

WI

Rank: 

143

Membership: 

2,249
Realtors Association of Northeast Wisconsin, based out of Appleton, WI, reported 2,249 members in 2020, an increase of 4.0% from the prior year, and a 11.3% an increase from 2018.

143

Realtorsof South Central Kansas

Wichita

KS

Rank: 

143

Membership: 

2,249
Realtorsof South Central Kansas, based out of Wichita, KS, reported 2,249 members in 2020, an increase of 1.3% from 2019, and a 10.2% an increase from 2018.

145

Cobb Association of Realtors

Marietta

GA

Rank: 

145

Membership: 

2,207
Cobb Association of Realtors, based out of Marietta, GA, reported 2,207 members in 2020, an increase of 7.6% from the prior year, and a 15.4% an increase from 2018.

146

Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors

Chattanooga

TN

Rank: 

146

Membership: 

2,205
Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors, based out of Chattanooga, TN, reported 2,205 members in 2020, an increase of 6.0% from the prior year, and a 15.1% an increase from 2018.

147

Arcadia Association of Realtors

Arcadia

CA

Rank: 

147

Membership: 

2,203
Arcadia Association of Realtors, based out of Arcadia, CA, reported 2,203 members in 2020, andecrease of -1.8% from the prior year, and a -4.8% a decrease from 2018.

148

Baldwin Realtors

Robertsdale

AL

Rank: 

148

Membership: 

2,123
Baldwin Realtors, based out of Robertsdale, AL, reported 2,123 members in 2020, an increase of 3.7% from 2019, and a 8.6% an increase from 2018.

149

Greater Providence Board of Realtors

Providence

RI

Rank: 

149

Membership: 

2,117
Greater Providence Board of Realtors, based out of Providence, RI, reported 2,117 members in 2020, an increase of 8.3% from 2019, and a 20.7% an increase from 2018.

149

Greensboro Regional RealtorsAssociation

Greensboro

NC

Rank: 

149

Membership: 

2,117
Greensboro Regional Realtors Association, based out of Greensboro, NC, reported 2,117 members in 2020, an increase of 13.0% from the prior year, and a 22.1% an increase from 2018.