Realtor® Family

Your membership with NVAR also extends to VR and NAR.  Your three-way membership with the local, state, and national associations means you have access to a vast array of benefits. Be sure to explore all of,, and your local association's websites to make sure you're taking full advantage of your Realtor® membership. 



The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® (NVAR) was established in 1921 as the Alexandria-Arlington-Fairfax Real Estate Board. With about 40 members, the association served a population of 60,250 at that time. NVAR has grown to over 12,000 Realtor® and affiliate business members. This group of Realtors® closed more than 22,000 transactions in 2017, with a dollar volume totaling more than $13 billion, in a community of more than 2 million residents. A premier local association, NVAR is one of the hundreds of associations that comprise the National Association of Realtors®, which boasts more than 1 million members. NVAR is among the largest local associations nationwide.

NVAR provides a variety of services to its members including educational opportunities, professional standards enforcement, market statistics, legislative reviews, issues lobbying, multiple listing and lockbox services, and more.

The mission of ensuring that property rights are protected extends beyond Northern Virginia to serve a national and international community. NVAR assists associations around the world, sharing knowledge about how the industry works in the U.S. with real estate leaders from Peru, Spain, Vietnam, Poland, China, Russia, Ukraine, the Middle East and South America.



Virginia REALTORS® (VR) is the business advocate for real estate professionals in Virginia. VR represents more than 32,000 REALTORS® engaged in the residential and commercial real estate business. The Virginia REALTORS® association serves as an advocate for homeownership and homeowners and represents the interests of property owners in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our members go beyond licensure by joining our organization and pledging to a higher standard of education and service.



What: The National Association of REALTORS®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1 million members, including NAR’s institutes, societies and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

Who: Our membership is composed of residential and commercial REALTORS®, who are brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors and others engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry. Members belong to one or more of some 1,400 local associations/boards and 54 state and territory associations of REALTORS®, or to one of 81 cooperating associations in nearly 60 countries. They are pledged to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Why: Working for America's property owners, the National Association provides a facility for professional development, research and exchange of information among its members and to the public and government for the purpose of preserving the free enterprise system and the right to own real property.