A local Realtor association, also known as a local board of Realtors or a multiple listing service (MLS) board, is a membership-based organization that represents real estate professionals in a specific geographic area. These associations are typically affiliated with the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and are run by a board of directors who are elected by the membership.
The main purpose of a local Realtor association is to provide support and resources to its members, including access to the MLS, education and professional development opportunities, and networking events. They also offer a variety of services such as, access to research and data, marketing resources and tools, such as virtual tours and property listings.
One of the most important functions of a local Realtor association is to control or operate and maintain the MLS for the area. The MLS is a database that contains information about properties for sale, including property details, pictures, and pricing. It is an important tool for real estate professionals, as it allows them to access information about properties that are not publicly listed and to promote the properties to other Realtors.
Local Realtor associations also advocate for the interests of the real estate industry on the local level, working with local government and organizations to promote fair housing and property rights, and to improve the overall business environment for real estate professionals in the area.
Additionally, Local Realtor association also provide a range of services to the public such as assistance in finding a Realtor, assistance in understanding the process of buying or selling a home and access to various reports, real estate market data and statistics on the local housing market.
A local Realtor association, also known as a local board of Realtors or a multiple listing service (MLS) board, is a membership-based organization that represents real estate professionals in a specific geographic area. They provide support, resources and services to their members, operate the