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

401

Laguna Board of Realtors

Laguna Beach

CA

Rank: 

401

Membership: 

590
Laguna Board of Realtors, based out of Laguna Beach, CA, reported 590 members in 2020, andecrease of -3.8% from the prior year, and a -2.8% a decrease from 2018.

401

Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors

Youngstown

OH

Rank: 

401

Membership: 

590
Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors, based out of Youngstown, OH, reported 590 members in 2020, an increase of 1.5% from the prior year, and a 10.9% an increase from 2018.

403

Greater Lakes Association of Realtors

Baxter

MN

Rank: 

403

Membership: 

584
Greater Lakes Association of Realtors, based out of Baxter, MN, reported 584 members in 2020, an increase of 2.5% from the prior year, and a 3.5% an increase from 2018.

403

Pueblo Association of Realtors

Pueblo

CO

Rank: 

403

Membership: 

584
Pueblo Association of Realtors, based out of Pueblo, CO, reported 584 members in 2020, an increase of 5.2% from the prior year, and a 12.1% an increase from 2018.

405

Lorain County Association of Realtors

Sheffield Village

OH

Rank: 

405

Membership: 

580
Lorain County Association of Realtors, based out of Sheffield Village, OH, reported 580 members in 2020, an increase of 5.3% from the prior year, and a 11.3% an increase from 2018.

405

Tuscaloosa Association of Realtors

Tuscaloosa

AL

Rank: 

405

Membership: 

580
Tuscaloosa Association of Realtors, based out of Tuscaloosa, AL, reported 580 members in 2020, an increase of 8.6% from 2019, and a 20.3% an increase from 2018.

407

Greater Scranton Board of Realtors

Clarks Summit

PA

Rank: 

407

Membership: 

579
Greater Scranton Board of Realtors, based out of Clarks Summit, PA, reported 579 members in 2020, andecrease of -3.0% from the prior year, and a .9% an increase from 2018.

407

Sussex County Association of Realtors

Sparta

NJ

Rank: 

407

Membership: 

579
Sussex County Association of Realtors, based out of Sparta, NJ, reported 579 members in 2020, an increase of .9% from the prior year, and a 10.3% an increase from 2018.

409

Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors

Sedona

AZ

Rank: 

409

Membership: 

577
Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors, based out of Sedona, AZ, reported 577 members in 2020, an increase of 3.6% from the prior year, and a 2.7% an increase from 2018.

410

Dearborn Area Board of Realtors

Dearborn

MI

Rank: 

410

Membership: 

576
Dearborn Area Board of Realtors, based out of Dearborn, MI, reported 576 members in 2020, an increase of 3.4% from the prior year, and a 4.7% an increase from 2018.

411

Cache Rich Association of Realtors

Logan

UT

Rank: 

411

Membership: 

573
Cache Rich Association of Realtors, based out of Logan, UT, reported 573 members in 2020, an increase of 18.9% from 2019, and a 25.7% an increase from 2018.

412

Middle Georgia Association of Realtors

Macon

GA

Rank: 

412

Membership: 

570
Middle Georgia Association of Realtors, based out of Macon, GA, reported 570 members in 2020, an increase of 21.0% from the prior year, and a 25.8% an increase from 2018.

412

River Counties Association of Realtors

Cleveland

TN

Rank: 

412

Membership: 

570
River Counties Association of Realtors, based out of Cleveland, TN, reported 570 members in 2020, andecrease of -3.4% from the prior year, and a 4.8% an increase from 2018.

414

Las Cruces Association of Realtors

Las Cruces

NM

Rank: 

414

Membership: 

568
Las Cruces Association of Realtors, based out of Las Cruces, NM, reported 568 members in 2020, an increase of 4.8% from the prior year, and a 14.1% an increase from 2018.

415

Newnan Coweta Board of Realtors

Newnan

GA

Rank: 

415

Membership: 

567
Newnan Coweta Board of Realtors, based out of Newnan, GA, reported 567 members in 2020, an increase of 7.4% from 2019, and a 17.6% an increase from 2018.

415

Southern Ohio Association of Realtors

Batavia

OH

Rank: 

415

Membership: 

567
Southern Ohio Association of Realtors, based out of Batavia, OH, reported 567 members in 2020, andecrease of -.4% from the prior year, and a 1.6% an increase from 2018.

417

Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors

Truckee

CA

Rank: 

417

Membership: 

566
Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors, based out of Truckee, CA, reported 566 members in 2020, an decrease of -1.0% from the prior year, and a 3.5% an increase from 2018.

418

North Puget Sound Association of Realtors

Mount Vernon

WA

Rank: 

418

Membership: 

564
North Puget Sound Association of Realtors, based out of Mount Vernon, WA, reported 564 members in 2020, andecrease of -.2% from the prior year, and a 1.4% an increase from 2018.

418

Solano Association of Realtors

Vallejo

CA

Rank: 

418

Membership: 

564
Solano Association of Realtors, based out of Vallejo, CA, reported 564 members in 2020, an decrease of -1.1% from the prior year, and a 2.2% an increase from 2018.

418

Western Magic Valley Realtors (Greater Twin Falls Associaiton of Realtors)

Twin Falls

ID

Rank: 

418

Membership: 

564
Western Magic Valley Realtors ater Twin Falls Associaiton of Realtors), based out of Twin Falls, ID, reported 564 members in 2020, an increase of 5.2% from the prior year, and a 15.1% an increase from 2018.

421

Berkshire County Board of Realtors

Pittsfield

MA

Rank: 

421

Membership: 

559
Berkshire County Board of Realtors, based out of Pittsfield, MA, reported 559 members in 2020, an increase of 11.6% from the prior year, and a 16.2% an increase from 2018.

422

Northeast Arkansas Board of Realtors

Jonesboro

AR

Rank: 

422

Membership: 

558
Northeast Arkansas Board of Realtors, based out of Jonesboro, AR, reported 558 members in 2020, an increase of 7.3% from the prior year, and a 12.5% an increase from 2018.

422

Orange Chatham Association of Realtors

Chapel Hill

NC

Rank: 

422

Membership: 

558
Orange Chatham Association of Realtors, based out of Chapel Hill, NC, reported 558 members in 2020, an increase of 1.3% from 2019, and a 2.6% an increase from 2018.

422

South Bend Area Realtors

South Bend

IN

Rank: 

422

Membership: 

558
South Bend Area Realtors, based out of South Bend, IN, reported 558 members in 2020, an increase of 3.5% from 2019, and a 6.7% an increase from 2018.

425

Greater Texoma Association of Realtors

Sherman

TX

Rank: 

425

Membership: 

557
Greater Texoma Association of Realtors, based out of Sherman, TX, reported 557 members in 2020, an increase of 5.9% from the prior year, and a 14.4% an increase from 2018.

426

Ozark Gateway Association of Realtors

Joplin

MO

Rank: 

426

Membership: 

556
Ozark Gateway Association of Realtors, based out of Joplin, MO, reported 556 members in 2020, an increase of 2.4% from the prior year, and a 8.6% an increase from 2018.

427

RealtorsAssociation of Westmoreland Indiana & Mon Valley

Greensburg

PA

Rank: 

427

Membership: 

553
Realtors Association of Westmoreland Indiana & Mon Valley, based out of Greensburg, PA, reported 553 members in 2020, an decrease of -2.6% from 2019, and a -.5% a decrease from 2018.

428

Willamette Association of Realtors

Albany

OR

Rank: 

428

Membership: 

552
Willamette Association of Realtors, based out of Albany, OR, reported 552 members in 2020, an increase of 3.8% from 2019, and a 15.2% an increase from 2018.

429

Beaver County Association of Realtors

Beaver

PA

Rank: 

429

Membership: 

551
Beaver County Association of Realtors, based out of Beaver, PA, reported 551 members in 2020, an increase of 4.0% from the prior year, and a 10.4% an increase from 2018.

430

Sutter Yuba Association of Realtors

Yuba City

CA

Rank: 

430

Membership: 

550
Sutter Yuba Association of Realtors, based out of Yuba City, CA, reported 550 members in 2020, andecrease of -2.1% from the prior year, and a 1.7% an increase from 2018.

431

Amelia Island-Nassau County Assoc of Realtors

Fernandina Beach

FL

Rank: 

431

Membership: 

548
Amelia Island-Nassau County Assoc of Realtors, based out of Fernandina Beach, FL, reported 548 members in 2020, an increase of 5.2% from the prior year, and a 12.3% an increase from 2018.

431

Columbia-Greene Board of Realtors

Hudson

NY

Rank: 

431

Membership: 

548
Columbia-Greene Board of Realtors, based out of Hudson, NY, reported 548 members in 2020, an increase of 6.0% from the prior year, and a 10.0% an increase from 2018.

433

Merced County Association of Realtors

Merced

CA

Rank: 

433

Membership: 

543
Merced County Association of Realtors, based out of Merced, CA, reported 543 members in 2020, an decrease of -.2% from 2019, and a 4.0% an increase from 2018.

433

Teton Board of Realtors

Jackson

WY

Rank: 

433

Membership: 

543
Teton Board of Realtors, based out of Jackson, WY, reported 543 members in 2020, an increase of 1.5% from the prior year, and a 7.1% an increase from 2018.

435

Newport County Board of Realtors

Middletown

RI

Rank: 

435

Membership: 

539
Newport County Board of Realtors, based out of Middletown, RI, reported 539 members in 2020, an increase of .9% from 2019, and a 8.5% an increase from 2018.

435

St Cloud Area Association of Realtors

Sartell

MN

Rank: 

435

Membership: 

539
St Cloud Area Association of Realtors, based out of Sartell, MN, reported 539 members in 2020, an increase of 5.3% from the prior year, and a 9.1% an increase from 2018.

437

Palm Beach Board of Realtors

Palm Beach

FL

Rank: 

437

Membership: 

538
Palm Beach Board of Realtors, based out of Palm Beach, FL, reported 538 members in 2020, an increase of 1.5% from 2019, and a 4.3% an increase from 2018.

438

Blue Ridge Association of Realtors

Winchester

VA

Rank: 

438

Membership: 

537
Blue Ridge Association of Realtors, based out of Winchester, VA, reported 537 members in 2020, an decrease of -.7% from 2019, and a 5.9% an increase from 2018.

439

Nevada County Association of Realtors

Grass Valley

CA

Rank: 

439

Membership: 

536
Nevada County Association of Realtors, based out of Grass Valley, CA, reported 536 members in 2020, an decrease of -2.7% from 2019, and a -2.4% a decrease from 2018.

439

Ocean City Board of Realtors

Ocean City

NJ

Rank: 

439

Membership: 

536
Ocean City Board of Realtors, based out of Ocean City, NJ, reported 536 members in 2020, andecrease of -.9% from the prior year, and a 2.1% an increase from 2018.

441

North San Luis Obispo County Association of Realtors

Paso Robles

CA

Rank: 

441

Membership: 

535
North San Luis Obispo County Association of Realtors, based out of Paso Robles, CA, reported 535 members in 2020, an increase of 1.7% from 2019, and a 2.9% an increase from 2018.

442

Central West Tennessee Association of Realtors

Jackson

TN

Rank: 

442

Membership: 

534
Central West Tennessee Association of Realtors, based out of Jackson, TN, reported 534 members in 2020, an increase of 6.6% from the prior year, and a 15.8% an increase from 2018.

443

Firelands Association of Realtors

Sandusky

OH

Rank: 

443

Membership: 

531
Firelands Association of Realtors, based out of Sandusky, OH, reported 531 members in 2020, an increase of 2.3% from 2019, and a 6.6% an increase from 2018.

444

Abilene Association of Realtors

Abilene

TX

Rank: 

444

Membership: 

525
Abilene Association of Realtors, based out of Abilene, TX, reported 525 members in 2020, an increase of 7.1% from the prior year, and a 11.7% an increase from 2018.

444

Central Illinois Board of Realtors

Charleston

IL

Rank: 

444

Membership: 

525
Central Illinois Board of Realtors ville Area Board of Realtors), based out of Charleston, IL, reported 525 members in 2020, an decrease of -1.5% from the prior year, and a 19.9% an increase from 2018.

446

Nampa Association of Realtors

Nampa

ID

Rank: 

446

Membership: 

523
Nampa Association of Realtors, based out of Nampa, ID, reported 523 members in 2020, an increase of 21.6% from 2019, and a 27.3% an increase from 2018.

447

Tri Lakes Board of Realtors

Branson

MO

Rank: 

447

Membership: 

522
Tri Lakes Board of Realtors, based out of Branson, MO, reported 522 members in 2020, an increase of 9.4% from 2019, and a 21.7% an increase from 2018.

448

Lee County Association of Realtors

Auburn

AL

Rank: 

448

Membership: 

521
Lee County Association of Realtors, based out of Auburn, AL, reported 521 members in 2020, an increase of 3.8% from 2019, and a 9.7% an increase from 2018.

449

Montebello District Association of Realtors

Montebello

CA

Rank: 

449

Membership: 

520
Montebello District Association of Realtors, based out of Montebello, CA, reported 520 members in 2020, an decrease of -7.6% from the prior year, and a -9.9% a decrease from 2018.

449

North Central Massachusetts Association of Realtors

Fitchburg

MA

Rank: 

449

Membership: 

520
North Central Massachusetts Association of Realtors, based out of Fitchburg, MA, reported 520 members in 2020, an increase of 7.2% from 2019, and a 4.2% an increase from 2018.