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

151

Ocala Marion County Association of Realtors

Ocala

FL

Rank: 

151

Membership: 

2,113
Ocala Marion County Association of Realtors, based out of Ocala, FL, reported 2,113 members in 2020, an increase of 4.7% from the prior year, and a 13.5% an increase from 2018.

152

New Castle County Board of Realtors

Wilmington

DE

Rank: 

152

Membership: 

2,103
New Castle County Board of Realtors, based out of Wilmington, DE, reported 2,103 members in 2020, an increase of 1.0% from the prior year, and a 3.4% an increase from 2018.

153

Staten Island Board of Realtors

Staten Island

NY

Rank: 

153

Membership: 

2,086
Staten Island Board of Realtors, based out of Staten Island, NY, reported 2,086 members in 2020, an decrease of -3.6% from 2019, and a 7.2% an increase from 2018.

154

Central Oregon Association of Realtors

Bend

OR

Rank: 

154

Membership: 

2,082
Central Oregon Association of Realtors, based out of Bend, OR, reported 2,082 members in 2020, an increase of 3.1% from the prior year, and a 8.2% an increase from 2018.

155

Bakersfield Association of Realtors

Bakersfield

CA

Rank: 

155

Membership: 

2,081
Bakersfield Association of Realtors, based out of Bakersfield, CA, reported 2,081 members in 2020, andecrease of -.1% from the prior year, and a 3.3% an increase from 2018.

156

Gloucester Salem Counties Board of Realtors

Mantua

NJ

Rank: 

156

Membership: 

2,077
Gloucester Salem Counties Board of Realtors, based out of Mantua, NJ, reported 2,077 members in 2020, an increase of 3.6% from 2019, and a 6.0% an increase from 2018.

156

Lodi Association of Realtors

Lodi

CA

Rank: 

156

Membership: 

2,077
Lodi Association of Realtors, based out of Lodi, CA, reported 2,077 members in 2020, an increase of 2.9% from the prior year, and a 5.1% an increase from 2018.

158

Bridge Association of Realtors

Oakland

CA

Rank: 

158

Membership: 

2,072
Bridge Association of Realtors, based out of Oakland, CA, reported 2,072 members in 2020, an increase of .3% from the prior year, and a 5.7% an increase from 2018.

159

Clark County Board of Realtors

Vancouver

WA

Rank: 

159

Membership: 

2,064
Clark County Board of Realtors, based out of Vancouver, WA, reported 2,064 members in 2020, an increase of 1.9% from the prior year, and a 8.5% an increase from 2018.

160

Daytona Beach Area Association of Realtors

Holly Hill

FL

Rank: 

160

Membership: 

2,053
Daytona Beach Area Association of Realtors, based out of Holly Hill, FL, reported 2,053 members in 2020, an increase of 6.9% from 2019, and a 10.8% an increase from 2018.

161

Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors

Pasadena

CA

Rank: 

161

Membership: 

2,025
Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors, based out of Pasadena, CA, reported 2,025 members in 2020, an increase of .6% from 2019, and a 5.9% an increase from 2018.

162

Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors

Enola

PA

Rank: 

162

Membership: 

2,017
Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors, based out of Enola, PA, reported 2,017 members in 2020, an increase of 3.8% from the prior year, and a 10.6% an increase from 2018.

163

Ventura County Coastal Association of Realtors

Oxnard

CA

Rank: 

163

Membership: 

2,012
Ventura County Coastal Association of Realtors, based out of Oxnard, CA, reported 2,012 members in 2020, an increase of 4.2% from the prior year, and a -49.2% a decrease from 2018.

164

Central Mississippi Realtors

Jackson

MS

Rank: 

164

Membership: 

2,008
Central Mississippi Realtors, based out of Jackson, MS, reported 2,008 members in 2020, an increase of 3.9% from the prior year, and a 7.6% an increase from 2018.

165

Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors

Thousand Oaks

CA

Rank: 

165

Membership: 

1,998
Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors, based out of Thousand Oaks, CA, reported 1,998 members in 2020.

166

Land of The Sky Association of Realtors

Asheville

NC

Rank: 

166

Membership: 

1,987
Land of The Sky Association of Realtors, based out of Asheville, NC, reported 1,987 members in 2020, an increase of 3.6% from 2019, and a 5.6% an increase from 2018.

167

Savannah Board of Realtors

Savannah

GA

Rank: 

167

Membership: 

1,938
Savannah Board of Realtors, based out of Savannah, GA, reported 1,938 members in 2020, an increase of 4.9% from 2019, and a 3.7% an increase from 2018.

168

Howard County Association of Realtors

Columbia

MD

Rank: 

168

Membership: 

1,918
Howard County Association of Realtors, based out of Columbia, MD, reported 1,918 members in 2020, an increase of .6% from the prior year, and a 25.9% an increase from 2018.

169

Northwest Ohio Realtors

Maumee

OH

Rank: 

169

Membership: 

1,901
Northwest Ohio Realtors, based out of Maumee, OH, reported 1,901 members in 2020, an increase of 18.4% from 2019, and a 21.0% an increase from 2018.

170

East Valley Association of Realtors

Redlands

CA

Rank: 

170

Membership: 

1,895
East Valley Association of Realtors, based out of Redlands, CA, reported 1,895 members in 2020, an increase of 3.8% from the prior year, and a 11.3% an increase from 2018.

171

Kent Washington Association of Realtors

East Greenwich

RI

Rank: 

171

Membership: 

1,888
Kent Washington Association of Realtors, based out of East Greenwich, RI, reported 1,888 members in 2020, an increase of 3.5% from the prior year, and a 10.2% an increase from 2018.

172

Longleaf Pine Realtors

Fayetteville

NC

Rank: 

172

Membership: 

1,875
Longleaf Pine Realtors, based out of Fayetteville, NC, reported 1,875 members in 2020, an increase of 11.7% from the prior year, and a 27.7% an increase from 2018.

173

St Charles County Association of Realtors

St Charles

MO

Rank: 

173

Membership: 

1,848
St Charles County Association of Realtors, based out of St Charles, MO, reported 1,848 members in 2020, an increase of 1.8% from 2019, and a 9.7% an increase from 2018.

174

Northeast Association Realtors

Westford

MA

Rank: 

174

Membership: 

1,844
Northeast Association Realtors, based out of Westford, MA, reported 1,844 members in 2020, an increase of 5.6% from the prior year, and a 6.2% an increase from 2018.

175

Prince William Association of Realtors

Woodbridge

VA

Rank: 

175

Membership: 

1,842
Prince William Association of Realtors, based out of Woodbridge, VA, reported 1,842 members in 2020, an decrease of -1.3% from 2019, and a -2.1% a decrease from 2018.

176

Dekalb Association of Realtors

Tucker

GA

Rank: 

176

Membership: 

1,830
Dekalb Association of Realtors, based out of Tucker, GA, reported 1,830 members in 2020, an increase of 6.3% from 2019, and a 27.2% an increase from 2018.

176

RealtorAssociation of Central Massachusetts

Auburn

MA

Rank: 

176

Membership: 

1,830
RealtorAssociation of Central Massachusetts, based out of Auburn, MA, reported 1,830 members in 2020, an increase of 3.1% from the prior year, and a 10.0% an increase from 2018.

178

Rancho Southeast Association of Realtors

Cerritos

CA

Rank: 

178

Membership: 

1,816
Rancho Southeast Association of Realtors, based out of Cerritos, CA, reported 1,816 members in 2020, an decrease of -.4% from 2019, and a -3.2% a decrease from 2018.

179

Greater Augusta Association of Realtors

Augusta

GA

Rank: 

179

Membership: 

1,813
Greater Augusta Association of Realtors, based out of Augusta, GA, reported 1,813 members in 2020, an increase of 7.4% from 2019, and a 11.3% an increase from 2018.

180

Williamson County Association of Realtors

Round Rock

TX

Rank: 

180

Membership: 

1,792
Williamson County Association of Realtors, based out of Round Rock, TX, reported 1,792 members in 2020, an increase of 6.8% from 2019, and a 26.1% an increase from 2018.

181

RealtorAssociation of Pioneer Valley

Springfield

MA

Rank: 

181

Membership: 

1,778
RealtorAssociation of Pioneer Valley, based out of Springfield, MA, reported 1,778 members in 2020, an increase of 1.7% from the prior year, and a 3.6% an increase from 2018.

182

Greater Syracuse Association of Realtors

North Syracuse

NY

Rank: 

182

Membership: 

1,760
Greater Syracuse Association of Realtors, based out of North Syracuse, NY, reported 1,760 members in 2020, an increase of 2.5% from the prior year, and a 7.2% an increase from 2018.

183

Greater Manchester/Nashua Board of Realtors

Bedford

NH

Rank: 

183

Membership: 

1,749
Greater Manchester/Nashua Board of Realtors, based out of Bedford, NH, reported 1,749 members in 2020, an increase of 5.3% from the prior year, and a 15.0% an increase from 2018.

184

Greater Bridgeport Board of Realtors

Bridgeport

CT

Rank: 

184

Membership: 

1,701
Greater Bridgeport Board of Realtors, based out of Bridgeport, CT, reported 1,701 members in 2020, an increase of 12.6% from 2019, and a 23.2% an increase from 2018.

185

Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors

Fredericksburg

VA

Rank: 

185

Membership: 

1,684
Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors, based out of Fredericksburg, VA, reported 1,684 members in 2020, an increase of 2.5% from the prior year, and a 7.8% an increase from 2018.

186

RealtorAssociation of The Fox Valley

Geneva

IL

Rank: 

186

Membership: 

1,669
RealtorAssociation of The Fox Valley, based out of Geneva, IL, reported 1,669 members in 2020, an increase of 2.4% from 2019, and a 3.1% an increase from 2018.

187

RealtorsAssociation of Maui

Kahului

HI

Rank: 

187

Membership: 

1,666
Realtors Association of Maui, based out of Kahului, HI, reported 1,666 members in 2020, an increase of 4.7% from the prior year, and a 7.3% an increase from 2018.

188

Tallahassee Board of Realtors

Tallahassee

FL

Rank: 

188

Membership: 

1,665
Tallahassee Board of Realtors, based out of Tallahassee, FL, reported 1,665 members in 2020, an increase of 3.0% from the prior year, and a 8.0% an increase from 2018.

189

Greater Antelope Valley Association of Realtors

Palmdale

CA

Rank: 

189

Membership: 

1,645
Greater Antelope Valley Association of Realtors, based out of Palmdale, CA, reported 1,645 members in 2020, andecrease of .0% from the prior year, and a 3.4% an increase from 2018.

190

Southern Maryland Association of Realtors

Hughesville

MD

Rank: 

190

Membership: 

1,642
Southern Maryland Association of Realtors, based out of Hughesville, MD, reported 1,642 members in 2020, an increase of .6% from 2019, and a 2.7% an increase from 2018.

191

Upstate Alliance of Realtors

Fort Wayne

IN

Rank: 

191

Membership: 

1,620
Upstate Alliance of Realtors, based out of Fort Wayne, IN, reported 1,620 members in 2020, an increase of 3.8% from 2019, and a 12.0% an increase from 2018.

192

Snohomish County Camano Association of Realtors

Everett

WA

Rank: 

192

Membership: 

1,615
Snohomish County Camano Association of Realtors, based out of Everett, WA, reported 1,615 members in 2020, andecrease of -8.2% from the prior year, and a -2.7% a decrease from 2018.

193

Glendale Association of Realtors

Glendale

CA

Rank: 

193

Membership: 

1,587
Glendale Association of Realtors ech MLS), based out of Glendale, CA, reported 1,587 members in 2020, an decrease of -2.5% from 2019, and a 10.4% an increase from 2018.

194

RealtorAssociation of Acadiana

Lafayette

LA

Rank: 

194

Membership: 

1,579
RealtorAssociation of Acadiana, based out of Lafayette, LA, reported 1,579 members in 2020, an increase of 5.3% from the prior year, and a 14.3% an increase from 2018.

195

Coeur D Alene Association of Realtors

Coeur D Alene

ID

Rank: 

195

Membership: 

1,554
Coeur D Alene Association of Realtors, based out of Coeur D Alene, ID, reported 1,554 members in 2020, an increase of 9.1% from the prior year, and a 19.2% an increase from 2018.

196

Durham Regional Association of Realtors

Durham

NC

Rank: 

196

Membership: 

1,547
Durham Regional Association of Realtors, based out of Durham, NC, reported 1,547 members in 2020, an increase of 1.0% from the prior year, and a 4.2% an increase from 2018.

197

RealtorsAssociation of Southeastern Massachusetts

New Bedford

MA

Rank: 

197

Membership: 

1,532
Realtors Association of Southeastern Massachusetts, based out of New Bedford, MA, reported 1,532 members in 2020, an increase of 10.3% from the prior year, and a 8.8% an increase from 2018.

198

Greater Portland Board of Realtors

Portland

ME

Rank: 

198

Membership: 

1,527
Greater Portland Board of Realtors, based out of Portland, ME, reported 1,527 members in 2020, an increase of 3.9% from the prior year, and a 6.9% an increase from 2018.

199

Atlantic City And County Board of Realtors

Absecon

NJ

Rank: 

199

Membership: 

1,514
Atlantic City And County Board of Realtors, based out of Absecon, NJ, reported 1,514 members in 2020, an increase of 5.2% from the prior year, and a 5.8% an increase from 2018.

199

Western Upstate Association of Realtors

Anderson

SC

Rank: 

199

Membership: 

1,514
Western Upstate Association of Realtors, based out of Anderson, SC, reported 1,514 members in 2020, an increase of 2.9% from the prior year, and a 8.5% an increase from 2018.