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REALTORS® are also members of the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) and the National Association of REALTORS® (N.A.R.).
CAR's Mission Statement: "The purpose of the California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) is to serve its membership in developing and promoting programs and services that will enhance the members' freedom and ability to conduct their individual businesses successfully with integrity and competency, and through collective action, to promote the preservation of real property rights."
NAR's Vision Statement: "The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) strives to be the collective force influencing and shaping the real estate industry. It seeks to be the leading advocate of the right to own, use, and transfer real property; the acknowledged leader in developing standards for efficient, effective, and ethical real estate business practices; and valued by highly skilled real estate professionals and viewed by them as crucial to their success."
"Working on behalf of America's property owners, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) provides a facility for professional development, research and exchange of information among its members and to the public and government for the purpose of preserving the free enterprise system and the right to own, use, and transfer real property."
There are also a number of related organizations REALTORS® may choose to become members of. Following is a short list of a few.
Chinese American Real Estate Association
Web Page Accessed: http://www.samcar.org//index.cfm/realtor_associations.htm