Mission & History

NYSAR’s Mission

NYSAR advocates for REALTORS® and their consumers, elevates professional competence, seeks local board collaboration, and promotes the value of REALTOR® membership and engagement.

NYSAR’s History

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.

Strategic Plan

NYSAR is an indispensable business partner for real estate professionals and local boards/associations in New York State. Explore NYSAR’s 2023 “Opportunity Plan” below:

Download a .pdf of the Opportunity Plan HERE.