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The National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Inc. (NAREB) was founded in Tampa, Florida, in 1947 as an equal opportunity and civil rights advocacy organization for African American real estate professionals, consumers, and communities in America. The purpose of NAREB is to enhance economic improvement of its members, the community at large, and the minority community which it serves.

To unite those engaged in the recognized


branches of the real estate industry including brokerage, management, mortgage financing, app raising, land development, home building, and allied fields for the purpose of exerting influence on real estate interests. Although composed principally of African Americans, the REALTIST© organization embraces all qualified real estate practitioners who are committed to achieving our vision, which is "Democracy In Housing."

NAREB is comprised of its affiliate organizations: The National Society of Real Estate Appraisers (1956), Real Estate  Brokers Management  Institute (1968), The Women's Council of NAREB (1969), The Mortgage Bankers/Brokers Institute (1968), United Developers Council (1974), Commercial Industrial Division (1985), NAREB Investment Division (1986), Contractors Division (1987), Sales Division (1987), Housing Counselors (1994), Young REALTIST © Division (1998), and State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA) (2011). NAREB, through its University  of Real Estate, founded  in 1986, and each affiliate, provides professional training and education for REALTIST © members.

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