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The Dayton Area Board of REALTORS®, an association of real estate professionals, is one of the nearly 1,800 real estate boards in the country which make up the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the largest trade association in the world.

Established in 1909, the Dayton Area Board of REALTORS® has over 2,500 members dedicated to serving the needs of both home sellers and buyers in the Miami Valley.

Like any other trade association, the board's basic purpose is to serve the needs of its members. But unlike other organizations, the board must also expand its scope to include services to the thousands of homeowners in the area and to the many communities in which they live.

The Dayton Area Board of REALTORS® serves its members as a resource for continuing education, a wide range of committee activities, the Multiple Listing Service, social events, products and publications.

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What Is a REALTOR®?

Simply put, a REALTOR® is someone who is licensed by the state to practice real estate, and who has chosen to become a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the largest trade organization in the world.

Real estate brokers and agents who wish to be REALTORS® must first become a member of a local board, such as the Dayton Area Board of REALTORS®. This automatically makes them members of the Ohio Association of REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS®.

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