Real Estate Almanac

State Associations

The state Realtor association section of the ORE 200 includes a ranking of all 50 state Realtor associations and Washington, D.C., by membership count as of December 31, 2020.

State 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.

State Realtor associations serve as the legislative and regulatory voices for real estate at the state level where many licensure laws and tax structures are established. Many provide essential services like education or benefits such as forms for members and local associations. They are also responsible for the annual core standards certification passed down from the National Association of Realtors with minimum service and organizational requirements that local associations must maintain to be chartered by NAR.

Source: Real Estate Almanac

State Association Memberships

The three largest state associations track with those states’ populations with California, Florida and Texas leading the pack and the only associations with membership counts above 100,000 Realtors. Together, these three state associations have 534,462 members (brokers and agents), accounting for 36.6 percent of the nation’s Realtor membership. As these three states only account for 26 percent of the nation’s population, this stat reflects the outsized role real estate plays in those states.

Residential real estate brokerage industry’s state associations listed as of December 31, 2020. Sorted by end of year membership

2021 Rank

State Realtor Association

 

2020 EOY Membership

1

California Association of Realtors

Los Angeles

CA

Rank: 

1

Membership: 

203,180
The California Association of Realtors, based out of Los Angeles, CA, reported 203,180 members in 2020, an Increase of 1.1% from the prior year, and a 2.2% increase from 2018.

2

Florida Association of Realtors

Orlando

FL

Rank: 

2

Membership: 

196,844
The Florida Association of Realtors (Florida Realtors), based out of Orlando, FL, reported 196,844 members in 2020, an Increase of 5.8% from the prior year, and a 10.6% increase from 2018.

3

Texas Association of Realtors

Austin

TX

Rank: 

3

Membership: 

134,438
The Texas Association of Realtors (Texas Realtors) reported 134,438 members in 2020. The association based out of Austin, TX saw an Increase of 6.6% from the prior year, and a 13.3% increase from 2018.

4

New York State Association of Realtors

Albany

NY

Rank: 

4

Membership: 

60,724
The New York State Association of Realtors, based out of Albany, NY, reported 60,724 members in 2020, an Increase of 2.5% from 2019, and a 5.8% increase from 2018.

5

New Jersey Association of Realtors

Trenton

NJ

Rank: 

5

Membership: 

57,234
The New Jersey Association of Realtors (New Jersey Realtors), based out of Trenton, NJ, reported 57,234 members in 2020, an Increase of 3.4% from the prior year, and a 6.1% increase from 2018.

6

Arizona Association of Realtors

Phoenix

AZ

Rank: 

6

Membership: 

52,705
The Arizona Association of Realtors, based out of Phoenix, AZ, reported 52,705 members in 2020, an Increase of 3.3% from 2019, and a 6.0% increase from 2018.

7

North Carolina Association of Realtors

Greensboro

NC

Rank: 

7

Membership: 

50,686
The North Carolina Association of Realtors reported 50,686 members in 2020. The association based out of Greensboro, NC saw an Increase of 7.6% from the prior year, and a 14.8% increase from 2018.

8

Illinois Association of Realtors

Springfield

IL

Rank: 

8

Membership: 

48,074
The Illinois Association of Realtors (Illinois Realtors), based out of Springfield, IL, reported 48,074 members in 2020, an Increase of .1% from the prior year, and a 3.5% increase from 2018.

9

Georgia Association of Realtors

Atlanta

GA

Rank: 

9

Membership: 

42,548
The Georgia Association of Realtors, based out of Atlanta, GA, reported 42,548 members in 2020, an Increase of 9.0% from 2019, and a 15.8% increase from 2018.

10

Pennsylvania Association of Realtors

Lemoyne

PA

Rank: 

10

Membership: 

35,477
The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors, based out of Lemoyne, PA, reported 35,477 members in 2020, an Increase of .5% from the prior year, and a 4.7% increase from 2018.

11

Ohio Association of Realtors

Columbus

OH

Rank: 

11

Membership: 

35,118
The Ohio Association of Realtors (Ohio Realtors) reported 35,118 members in 2020. The association based out of Columbus, OH saw an Increase of 4.4% from the prior year, and a 6.4% increase from 2018.

12

Virginia Association of Realtors

Glen Allen

VA

Rank: 

12

Membership: 

34,458
The Virginia Association of Realtors, based out of Glen Allen, VA, reported 34,458 members in 2020, an Increase of 1.3% from 2019, and a 2.5% increase from 2018.

13

Michigan Association of Realtors

Lansing

MI

Rank: 

13

Membership: 

33,607
The Michigan Association of Realtors (Michigan Realtors), based out of Lansing, MI, reported 33,607 members in 2020, an Increase of 4.0% from 2019, and a 7.5% increase from 2018.

14

Tennessee Association of Realtors

Nashville

TN

Rank: 

14

Membership: 

31,271
The Tennessee Association of Realtors (Tennessee Realtors) reported 31,271 members in 2020. The association based out of Nashville, TN saw an Increase of 6.3% from the prior year, and a 13.5% increase from 2018.

15

Colorado Association of Realtors

Englewood

CO

Rank: 

15

Membership: 

27,175
The Colorado Association of Realtors, based out of Englewood, CO, reported 27,175 members in 2020, an Increase of 2.1% from 2019, and a 5.1% increase from 2018.

16

Maryland Realtors

Annapolis

MD

Rank: 

16

Membership: 

27,078
The Maryland Realtors, based out of Annapolis, MD, reported 27,078 members in 2020, an Increase of 2.1% from the prior year, and a 5.1% increase from 2018.

17

Massachusetts Association of Realtors

Waltham

MA

Rank: 

17

Membership: 

25,810
The Massachusetts Association of Realtors reported 25,810 members in 2020. The association based out of Waltham, MA saw an Increase of 2.5% from the prior year, and a 5.2% increase from 2018.

18

Missouri Association of Realtors

Columbia

MO

Rank: 

18

Membership: 

23,858
The Missouri Association of Realtors (Missouri Realtors), based out of Columbia, MO, reported 23,858 members in 2020, an Increase of 2.3% from the prior year, and a 7.3% increase from 2018.

19

South Carolina Association of Realtors

Columbia

SC

Rank: 

19

Membership: 

22,991
The South Carolina Association of Realtors (South Carolina Realtors) reported 22,991 members in 2020. The association based out of Columbia, SC saw an Increase of 4.5% from the prior year, and a 9.6% increase from 2018.

20

Washington Association of Realtors

Olympia

WA

Rank: 

20

Membership: 

22,252
The Washington Association of Realtors (Washington Realtors), based out of Olympia, WA, reported 22,252 members in 2020, an Decrease of -.1% from 2019, and a 2.2% increase from 2018.

21

Minnesota Association of Realtors

Edina

MN

Rank: 

21

Membership: 

21,547
The Minnesota Association of Realtors (Minnesota Realtors), based out of Edina, MN, reported 21,547 members in 2020, an Increase of 3.9% from 2019, and a 6.0% increase from 2018.

22

Nevada Realtors

Reno

NV

Rank: 

22

Membership: 

18,957
The Nevada Realtors, based out of Reno, NV, reported 18,957 members in 2020, an Increase of 3.3% from 2019, and a 7.6% increase from 2018.

23

Indiana Association of Realtors

Indianapolis

IN

Rank: 

23

Membership: 

18,844
The Indiana Association of Realtors reported 18,844 members in 2020. The association based out of Indianapolis, IN saw an Increase of .8% from the prior year, and a 6.7% increase from 2018.

24

Utah Association of Realtors

Sandy

UT

Rank: 

24

Membership: 

18,562
The Utah Association of Realtors, based out of Sandy, UT, reported 18,562 members in 2020, an Increase of 9.2% from the prior year, and a 14.0% increase from 2018.

25

Oregon Association of Realtors

Salem

OR

Rank: 

25

Membership: 

18,061
The Oregon Association of Realtors reported 18,061 members in 2020. The association based out of Salem, OR saw an Increase of 2.9% from the prior year, and a 4.5% increase from 2018.

26

Connecticut Association of Realtors

E Hartford

CT

Rank: 

26

Membership: 

17,784
The Connecticut Association of Realtors, based out of E Hartford, CT, reported 17,784 members in 2020, an Increase of 2.0% from 2019, and a 4.5% increase from 2018.

27

Alabama Association of Realtors

Montgomery

AL

Rank: 

27

Membership: 

16,460
The Alabama Association of Realtors reported 16,460 members in 2020. The association based out of Montgomery, AL saw an Increase of 7.1% from the prior year, and a 13.6% increase from 2018.

28

Wisconsin RealtorsAssociation

Madison

WI

Rank: 

28

Membership: 

16,329
The Wisconsin RealtorsAssociation, based out of Madison, WI, reported 16,329 members in 2020, an Increase of 4.3% from 2019, and a 7.8% increase from 2018.

29

Louisiana Realtors

Baton Rouge

LA

Rank: 

29

Membership: 

15,423
The Louisiana Realtors reported 15,423 members in 2020. The association based out of Baton Rouge, LA saw an Increase of 4.0% from the prior year, and a 6.6% increase from 2018.

30

Oklahoma Association of Realtors

Oklahoma City

OK

Rank: 

30

Membership: 

12,287
The Oklahoma Association of Realtors reported 12,287 members in 2020. The association based out of Oklahoma City, OK saw an Increase of 7.4% from the prior year, and a 12.2% increase from 2018.

31

Kentucky Realtors

Lexington

KY

Rank: 

31

Membership: 

12,033
The Kentucky Realtors reported 12,033 members in 2020. The association based out of Lexington, KY saw an Increase of 3.6% from the prior year, and a 7.6% increase from 2018.

32

Idaho Association of Realtors

Boise

ID

Rank: 

32

Membership: 

10,733
The Idaho Association of Realtors (Idaho Realtors), based out of Boise, ID, reported 10,733 members in 2020, an Increase of 7.3% from 2019, and a 15.9% increase from 2018.

33

Kansas Association of Realtors

Topeka

KS

Rank: 

33

Membership: 

10,235
The Kansas Association of Realtors, based out of Topeka, KS, reported 10,235 members in 2020, an Increase of 1.2% from 2019, and a 6.5% increase from 2018.

34

Hawaii Association of Realtors

Honolulu

HI

Rank: 

34

Membership: 

10,089
The Hawaii Association of Realtors (Hawii Realtors), based out of Honolulu, HI, reported 10,089 members in 2020, an Increase of 1.6% from 2019, and a 4.7% increase from 2018.

35

Arkansas RealtorsAssociation

Little Rock

AR

Rank: 

35

Membership: 

9,541
The Arkansas RealtorsAssociation reported 9,541 members in 2020. The association based out of Little Rock, AR saw an Increase of 5.7% from the prior year, and a 12.4% increase from 2018.

36

Iowa Association of Realtors

West Des Moines

IA

Rank: 

36

Membership: 

7,903
The Iowa Association of Realtors, based out of West Des Moines , IA, reported 7,903 members in 2020, an Increase of 3.9% from the prior year, and a 6.3% increase from 2018.

37

New Mexico Association of Realtors

Santa Fe

NM

Rank: 

37

Membership: 

7,108
The New Mexico Association of Realtors, based out of Santa Fe, NM, reported 7,108 members in 2020, an Increase of 2.6% from the prior year, and a 7.0% increase from 2018.

38

Mississippi Association of Realtors

Jackson

MS

Rank: 

38

Membership: 

6,738
The Mississippi Association of Realtors (Mississippi Realtors) reported 6,738 members in 2020. The association based out of Jackson, MS saw an Increase of 3.9% from the prior year, and a 10.8% increase from 2018.

39

New Hampshire Association of Realtors

Concord

NH

Rank: 

39

Membership: 

6,501
The New Hampshire Association of Realtors reported 6,501 members in 2020. The association based out of Concord, NH saw an Increase of 3.6% from the prior year, and a 9.2% increase from 2018.

40

Rhode Island Association of Realtors

Warwick

RI

Rank: 

40

Membership: 

5,289
The Rhode Island Association of Realtors reported 5,289 members in 2020. The association based out of Warwick, RI saw an Increase of 4.8% from the prior year, and a 10.9% increase from 2018.

41

Montana Association of Realtors

Helena

MT

Rank: 

41

Membership: 

5,218
The Montana Association of Realtors, based out of Helena, MT, reported 5,218 members in 2020, an Increase of 7.9% from the prior year, and a 13.9% increase from 2018.

42

Nebraska RealtorsAssociation

Lincoln

NE

Rank: 

42

Membership: 

5,171
The Nebraska RealtorsAssociation, based out of Lincoln, NE, reported 5,171 members in 2020, an Increase of 3.7% from 2019, and a 8.4% increase from 2018.

43

Maine Association of Realtors

Augusta

ME

Rank: 

43

Membership: 

5,139
The Maine Association of Realtors reported 5,139 members in 2020. The association based out of Augusta, ME saw an Increase of 3.6% from the prior year, and a 9.3% increase from 2018.

44

Delaware Association of Realtors

Dover

DE

Rank: 

44

Membership: 

4,014
The Delaware Association of Realtors (Delaware Realtors), based out of Dover, DE, reported 4,014 members in 2020, an Increase of 1.2% from the prior year, and a 1.6% increase from 2018.

45

West Virginia Association of Realtors

Charleston

WV

Rank: 

45

Membership: 

2,988
The West Virginia Association of Realtors, based out of Charleston, WV, reported 2,988 members in 2020, an Increase of 2.2% from the prior year, and a 7.1% increase from 2018.

46

Wyoming Realtors

Casper

WY

Rank: 

46

Membership: 

2,350
The Wyoming Realtors reported 2,350 members in 2020. The association based out of Casper, WY saw an Increase of 4.6% from the prior year, and a 6.3% increase from 2018.

47

South Dakota Association of Realtors

Pierre

SD

Rank: 

47

Membership: 

2,099
The South Dakota Association of Realtors (South Dakota Realtors) reported 2,099 members in 2020. The association based out of Pierre, SD saw an Increase of 3.9% from the prior year, and a 6.9% increase from 2018.

48

North Dakota Association of Realtors

Bismarck

ND

Rank: 

48

Membership: 

2,092
The North Dakota Association of Realtors, based out of Bismarck, ND, reported 2,092 members in 2020, an Increase of 5.7% from 2019, and a 9.6% increase from 2018.

49

Alaska Realtors

Anchorage

AK

Rank: 

49

Membership: 

1,790
The Alaska Realtors, based out of Anchorage, AK, reported 1,790 members in 2020, an Increase of 1.5% from the prior year, and a 5.3% increase from 2018.

50

Vermont Association of Realtors

Montpelier

VT

Rank: 

50

Membership: 

1,758
The Vermont Association of Realtors reported 1,758 members in 2020. The association based out of Montpelier, VT saw an Increase of 5.1% from the prior year, and a 7.1% increase from 2018.