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Fact Sheet for National Association of Realtors

Country: United States
Observations: The National Association of Realtors, whose members are known as "Realtors," 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. NAR also functions as a Self Regulatory Organization for real estate brokerage. NAR governs the Multiple Listings Services (MLS) which are the information exchanges used nationally by brokers.
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Lawler: Early Look at Existing Home Sales in May [Published Calculated Risk - Jun 18 2014]
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Lawler: Early look at Existing Home Sales in April [Published Calculated Risk - May 16 2014]
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National Association of REALTORS® Generational ... [Published Full Text Reports... - Mar 12 2014]
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