About the New York State Association of REALTORS

The Albany, NY-based New York State Association of REALTORS is a not-for-profit trade organization representing more than 50,000 of New York State's real estate professionals. The association provides a variety of benefits including legislative and legal representation, educational programs, publications such as the New York State REALTOR and a code of professional standards. The term REALTOR is a registered trademark, which identifies real estate professionals who subscribe to a strict code of ethics as a member of the National Association of REALTORS. These REALTORS are also members of the New York Association of REALTORS as well as their local board or association of REALTORS.

The New York State Association of REALTORS was founded in 1905 as the Real Estate Association of New York State, and for a time was better known as the New York State Association of Real Estate Boards.

Throughout its history, NYSAR has remained consistent in its purpose, yet has progressed and matured with the times. The goal is to assist the association's members in conducting their business successfully and ethically, while promoting the preservation of the right to own, transfer and use real property.

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2015 New York State housing market sales reach highest level since mid-2000s

Closed sales of residential properties in New York State grew by 8 percent in 2015 to reach 116,671, marking three consecutive years of sales exceeding the 100,000 mark. The 2015 annual median sales price of $230,000 represents a 2.2-percent increase from 2014. Click here to read more.