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

201

Corpus Christi Association of Realtors

Corpus Christi

TX

Rank: 

201

Membership: 

1,511
Corpus Christi Association of Realtors, based out of Corpus Christi, TX, reported 1,511 members in 2020, an increase of 11.7% from 2019, and a 14.9% an increase from 2018.

202

Cherokee Association of Realtors

Woodstock

GA

Rank: 

202

Membership: 

1,503
Cherokee Association of Realtors, based out of Woodstock, GA, reported 1,503 members in 2020, an increase of 10.5% from 2019, and a 28.5% an increase from 2018.

203

Central Panhandle Association of Realtors

Panama City

FL

Rank: 

203

Membership: 

1,502
Central Panhandle Association of Realtors, based out of Panama City, FL, reported 1,502 members in 2020, an increase of 6.0% from the prior year, and a 24.0% an increase from 2018.

204

Stark County Association of Realtors

North Canton

OH

Rank: 

204

Membership: 

1,493
Stark County Association of Realtors, based out of North Canton, OH, reported 1,493 members in 2020, an increase of 3.0% from the prior year, and a 54.9% an increase from 2018.

205

Lancaster County Association of Realtors

Lancaster

PA

Rank: 

205

Membership: 

1,490
Lancaster County Association of Realtors, based out of Lancaster, PA, reported 1,490 members in 2020, an increase of 2.6% from the prior year, and a 8.6% an increase from 2018.

206

Lubbock Association of Realtors

Lubbock

TX

Rank: 

206

Membership: 

1,474
Lubbock Association of Realtors, based out of Lubbock, TX, reported 1,474 members in 2020, an increase of 10.5% from the prior year, and a 20.1% an increase from 2018.

207

Washington County Board of Realtors

Saint George

UT

Rank: 

207

Membership: 

1,473
Washington County Board of Realtors, based out of Saint George, UT, reported 1,473 members in 2020, an increase of 10.9% from the prior year, and a 15.7% an increase from 2018.

208

Prescott Area Association of Realtors

Prescott

AZ

Rank: 

208

Membership: 

1,467
Prescott Area Association of Realtors, based out of Prescott, AZ, reported 1,467 members in 2020, an increase of .1% from the prior year, and a 1.9% an increase from 2018.

209

Sussex County Association of Realtors

Georgetown

DE

Rank: 

209

Membership: 

1,461
Sussex County Association of Realtors, based out of Georgetown, DE, reported 1,461 members in 2020, an increase of .5% from the prior year, and a -2.5% a decrease from 2018.

210

Robertson County Association of Realtors

Springfield

TN

Rank: 

210

Membership: 

1,460
Robertson County Association of Realtors, based out of Springfield, TN, reported 1,460 members in 2020, an increase of 15.9% from the prior year, and a 23.2% an increase from 2018.

211

Four Rivers Association of Realtors

New Braunfels

TX

Rank: 

211

Membership: 

1,450
Four Rivers Association of Realtors, based out of New Braunfels, TX, reported 1,450 members in 2020, an increase of 5.1% from 2019, and a 6.1% an increase from 2018.

212

Gulf Coast Association of Realtors

Gulfport

MS

Rank: 

212

Membership: 

1,434
Gulf Coast Association of Realtors, based out of Gulfport, MS, reported 1,434 members in 2020, an increase of 2.9% from the prior year, and a 11.9% an increase from 2018.

213

Mobile Area Association of Realtors

Mobile

AL

Rank: 

213

Membership: 

1,430
Mobile Area Association of Realtors, based out of Mobile, AL, reported 1,430 members in 2020, an increase of 7.8% from 2019, and a 15.1% an increase from 2018.

214

Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors

Gray

TN

Rank: 

214

Membership: 

1,422
Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors, based out of Gray, TN, reported 1,422 members in 2020, an increase of 5.6% from the prior year, and a 17.2% an increase from 2018.

215

Metro South Association of Realtors

Morrow

GA

Rank: 

215

Membership: 

1,413
Metro South Association of Realtors, based out of Morrow, GA, reported 1,413 members in 2020, an increase of 5.2% from 2019, and a 43.3% an increase from 2018.

216

Little Rock RealtorsAssociation

Little Rock

AR

Rank: 

216

Membership: 

1,410
Little Rock Realtors Association, based out of Little Rock, AR, reported 1,410 members in 2020, an increase of 2.1% from the prior year, and a 6.8% an increase from 2018.

217

Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors

Roanoke

VA

Rank: 

217

Membership: 

1,404
Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors, based out of Roanoke, VA, reported 1,404 members in 2020, an increase of 3.6% from the prior year, and a 12.2% an increase from 2018.

218

Greater Lewisville Association of Realtors

Lewisville

TX

Rank: 

218

Membership: 

1,391
Greater Lewisville Association of Realtors, based out of Lewisville, TX, reported 1,391 members in 2020, an increase of 3.4% from 2019, and a 5.6% an increase from 2018.

219

Newport Beach Association of Realtors

Newport Beach

CA

Rank: 

219

Membership: 

1,388
Newport Beach Association of Realtors, based out of Newport Beach, CA, reported 1,388 members in 2020, an increase of 1.7% from the prior year, and a 3.4% an increase from 2018.

220

Montgomery Area Association of Realtors

Montgomery

AL

Rank: 

220

Membership: 

1,378
Montgomery Area Association of Realtors, based out of Montgomery, AL, reported 1,378 members in 2020, an increase of 8.4% from the prior year, and a 10.7% an increase from 2018.

221

Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors

Mt Juliet

TN

Rank: 

221

Membership: 

1,361
Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors, based out of Mt Juliet, TN, reported 1,361 members in 2020, an increase of 4.5% from 2019, and a 14.6% an increase from 2018.

222

Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors

Grosse Pointe

MI

Rank: 

222

Membership: 

1,344
Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors, based out of Grosse Pointe, MI, reported 1,344 members in 2020, an increase of 4.7% from the prior year, and a 20.5% an increase from 2018.

223

Hilton Head Area Realtors

Hilton Head Island

SC

Rank: 

223

Membership: 

1,338
Hilton Head Area Realtors, based out of Hilton Head Island, SC, reported 1,338 members in 2020, an increase of 4.6% from 2019, and a 10.1% an increase from 2018.

223

Santa Cruz County Association of Realtors

Soquel

CA

Rank: 

223

Membership: 

1,338
Santa Cruz County Association of Realtors, based out of Soquel, CA, reported 1,338 members in 2020, an decrease of -.8% from the prior year, and a 11.1% an increase from 2018.

225

400 North Board of Realtors

Atlanta

GA

Rank: 

225

Membership: 

1,320
400 North Board of Realtors, based out of Atlanta, GA, reported 1,320 members in 2020, an increase of 9.7% from the prior year, and a 14.0% an increase from 2018.

226

Northwest Louisiana Association of Realtors

Shreveport

LA

Rank: 

226

Membership: 

1,306
Northwest Louisiana Association of Realtors, based out of Shreveport, LA, reported 1,306 members in 2020, an increase of 2.1% from the prior year, and a 6.4% an increase from 2018.

227

Cape May County Association of Realtors

Swainton

NJ

Rank: 

227

Membership: 

1,297
Cape May County Association of Realtors, based out of Swainton, NJ, reported 1,297 members in 2020, an increase of .5% from 2019, and a 1.4% an increase from 2018.

227

Marin Association of Realtors

San Rafael

CA

Rank: 

227

Membership: 

1,297
Marin Association of Realtors, based out of San Rafael, CA, reported 1,297 members in 2020, andecrease of -1.1% from the prior year, and a -1.6% a decrease from 2018.

229

Mid Valley Association of Realtors

Salem

OR

Rank: 

229

Membership: 

1,293
Mid Valley Association of Realtors, based out of Salem, OR, reported 1,293 members in 2020, an increase of 11.2% from 2019, and a 29.3% an increase from 2018.

230

Mid State Association of Realtors

Plainville

CT

Rank: 

230

Membership: 

1,285
Mid State Association of Realtors, based out of Plainville, CT, reported 1,285 members in 2020, an increase of 106.3% from 2019, and a 121.6% an increase from 2018.

231

Gainesville Alachua County Association of Realtors

Gainesville

FL

Rank: 

231

Membership: 

1,266
Gainesville Alachua County Association of Realtors, based out of Gainesville, FL, reported 1,266 members in 2020, an increase of 10.1% from 2019, and a 19.8% an increase from 2018.

232

Monterey County Association of Realtors

Del Rey Oaks

CA

Rank: 

232

Membership: 

1,258
Monterey County Association of Realtors, based out of Del Rey Oaks, CA, reported 1,258 members in 2020, an increase of .1% from 2019, and a -.9% a decrease from 2018.

232

Realtorsof Punta Gorda Port Charlotte North Port Desoto

Port Charlotte

FL

Rank: 

232

Membership: 

1,258
Realtors of Punta Gorda Port Charlotte North Port Desoto, based out of Port Charlotte, FL, reported 1,258 members in 2020, an decrease of -.4% from the prior year, and a 1.5% an increase from 2018.

234

Greater Tyler Association of Realtors

Tyler

TX

Rank: 

234

Membership: 

1,251
Greater Tyler Association of Realtors, based out of Tyler, TX, reported 1,251 members in 2020, an increase of 8.8% from the prior year, and a 14.4% an increase from 2018.

235

Rogue Valley Association of Realtors

Medford

OR

Rank: 

235

Membership: 

1,246
Rogue Valley Association of Realtors, based out of Medford, OR, reported 1,246 members in 2020, an increase of 2.6% from the prior year, and a 4.4% an increase from 2018.

236

North Shore Association of Realtors

Beverly

MA

Rank: 

236

Membership: 

1,244
North Shore Association of Realtors, based out of Beverly, MA, reported 1,244 members in 2020, an increase of 2.1% from 2019, and a 2.8% an increase from 2018.

237

Tulare County Association of Realtors

Visalia

CA

Rank: 

237

Membership: 

1,236
Tulare County Association of Realtors, based out of Visalia, CA, reported 1,236 members in 2020, an increase of .4% from the prior year, and a 6.6% an increase from 2018.

238

Dulles Area Association of Realtors

Ashburn

VA

Rank: 

238

Membership: 

1,225
Dulles Area Association of Realtors, based out of Ashburn, VA, reported 1,225 members in 2020, andecrease of -7.0% from the prior year, and a -4.1% a decrease from 2018.

238

Lakeland Association of Realtors

Lakeland

FL

Rank: 

238

Membership: 

1,225
Lakeland Association of Realtors, based out of Lakeland, FL, reported 1,225 members in 2020, an increase of 1.4% from the prior year, and a 8.8% an increase from 2018.

240

Santa Barbara Association of Realtors

Santa Barbara

CA

Rank: 

240

Membership: 

1,224
Santa Barbara Association of Realtors, based out of Santa Barbara, CA, reported 1,224 members in 2020, an decrease of -2.2% from 2019, and a .3% an increase from 2018.

241

Harford County Association of Realtors

Bel Air

MD

Rank: 

241

Membership: 

1,211
Harford County Association of Realtors, based out of Bel Air, MD, reported 1,211 members in 2020, an increase of .9% from 2019, and a .6% an increase from 2018.

242

High Desert Association of Realtors

Hesperia

CA

Rank: 

242

Membership: 

1,198
High Desert Association of Realtors, based out of Hesperia, CA, reported 1,198 members in 2020, an increase of 1.0% from the prior year, and a 3.6% an increase from 2018.

243

Greater McAllen Association of Realtors

Mc Allen

TX

Rank: 

243

Membership: 

1,185
Greater McAllen Association of Realtors, based out of Mc Allen, TX, reported 1,185 members in 2020, an increase of 7.0% from the prior year, and a 20.4% an increase from 2018.

243

Hendersonville Board of Realtors

Hendersonville

NC

Rank: 

243

Membership: 

1,185
Hendersonville Board of Realtors, based out of Hendersonville, NC, reported 1,185 members in 2020, an increase of 13.3% from the prior year, and a 31.4% an increase from 2018.

245

Fort Collins Board of Realtors

Fort Collins

CO

Rank: 

245

Membership: 

1,184
Fort Collins Board of Realtors, based out of Fort Collins, CO, reported 1,184 members in 2020, an increase of 4.2% from the prior year, and a 6.7% an increase from 2018.

246

Clarksville Association of Realtors

Clarksville

TN

Rank: 

246

Membership: 

1,180
Clarksville Association of Realtors, based out of Clarksville, TN, reported 1,180 members in 2020, an increase of 14.2% from 2019, and a 24.6% an increase from 2018.

247

RealtorsAssociation of York Adams Counties

York

PA

Rank: 

247

Membership: 

1,175
Realtors Association of York Adams Counties, based out of York, PA, reported 1,175 members in 2020, an decrease of -.1% from 2019, and a 6.3% an increase from 2018.

248

West Pasco Board of Realtors

New Port Richey

FL

Rank: 

248

Membership: 

1,172
West Pasco Board of Realtors, based out of New Port Richey, FL, reported 1,172 members in 2020, an increase of 2.9% from the prior year, and a 8.5% an increase from 2018.

249

Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors

Palm Springs

CA

Rank: 

249

Membership: 

1,161
Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors, based out of Palm Springs, CA, reported 1,161 members in 2020, andecrease of -2.5% from the prior year, and a -.3% a decrease from 2018.

250

Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors

Florence

KY

Rank: 

250

Membership: 

1,159
Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors, based out of Florence, KY, reported 1,159 members in 2020, an increase of 6.9% from the prior year, and a 10.4% an increase from 2018.