NJAR® FACT SHEET
The New Jersey Association of REALTORS® (NJAR®) is a non-profit organization serving the
professional needs of its members who have pledged to observe and uphold the REALTOR®
Code of Ethics. In December 1917, a group of 54 real estate professionals met in Atlantic City
and formed the Real Estate League of New Jersey, an organization that formed the basis of the
New Jersey Association of REALTORS®, or NJAR®. In 2007, the Association marked its 90th
NJAR®’s mission is to support all segments of its membership, in concert with the local boards
and associations of REALTORS® and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
(NAR), by developing and delivering programs, services and related products which enhance the
ability to conduct business successfully and ethically, and promote the extension and
preservation of the right to own, transfer and use real property. Over the years, NJAR® has
served homeowners and the real estate industry in New Jersey as an advocate for private
property rights and homeownership.
NJAR®’s membership is composed of commercial and residential brokers and salespeople,
property managers, appraisers, counselors and other real estate professionals. Today, NJAR® is
approximately 53,000-members strong, and one of the largest trade associations in New Jersey.
NJAR® is part of the nation's largest trade organization, NAR, which currently has more than 1.2
The terms REALTOR® and REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® are registered collective membership
marks that identify real estate professionals who are members of the REALTOR® organization.
Only those who have joined NAR, NJAR® and their local board/association of REALTORS®
may use the term. The term REALTOR® is not synonymous with "real estate broker," "broker,"
or "real estate agent, etc." Initial capital letters should be used to distinguish the terms
REALTOR® and REALTORS® from words of ordinary use. The REALTOR® Code of Ethics
provide guidelines for REALTORS® and REALTORASSOC