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.