The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is a professional organization for Realtors, or real estate brokers, agents, and salespersons who are members. The stated mission and goals of the NAR are to:
Help its members be more successful
Advocate for ownership and free transfer of private property Develop standards of conduct, ethics, and professional behavior for its members
Provide research, education,and information to its members, the general public, and the government to promote free enterprise and private property ownership
The National Association of Realtors began in 1908 as the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges (NAREE). In 1916, the name was changed to the National Association of Real Estate Boards (NAREB); the current name was adopted in 1974.