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For a complete list of all New York State local REALTOR® boards/associations, click here.

Find a Professional
59,000 New York State REALTORS® are waiting to assist you. Find a REALTOR® in your area by clicking here. With NYSAR, finding a professional that suits your needs has never been easier. To find an appraiser in New York State, click here.

Working with a REALTOR®
REALTORS® are licensed real estate professionals who are members of the National Association of REALTORS®, the New York State Association of REALTORS® and their local board or association of REALTORS®Click here to learn how REALTORS® can help you throughout the buying and selling processes.

What you don’t know about your credit can hurt you
Your credit score comes from several pieces of information about you including whether you make payments on time and how much you spend.

Nowadays just about everyone, from landlords to lenders, judges you based on your credit score. In part, because credit companies, like banks, have been so inundated during the past few years, far too many of us have mistakes buried deep within our credit reports.

If you happen to be one of those unlucky folks, mistakes made by the credit company may be costing you hard-earned money. For example, the difference between a 698 and a 700 credit score on a $150,000 mortgage could cost you $10,000.00 in extra interest.

You have the legal right to get your credit report for free at www.annualcreditreport.com. And, when you report a mistake, the credit companies are legally required to promptly fix it. Get in the habit of reviewing your credit once each year.

Careers in Real Estate
If you’re interested in a career in real estate or want more information on how to become a member of the New York State Association of REALTORS®, click here.

Education Opportunities
NYSAR is your source for real estate continuing education including many REALTOR®-family designation courses such as ABR, CIPS, GRI, HOMES, RSPS, SRES and more. Our programs are conducted statewide and are taught by top-rated, experienced instructors. Classes provide you with the knowledge and skills to expand your earning potential and enhance your career. Members also enjoy significant discounts on program tuition. Click here for more information.

Global, Resort and Second Home Markets
Thanks to the rapid growth of technology, communications, foreign trade and travel, the real estate market are expanding exponentially and can no longer be considered local. The real estate market is global.

Here’s proof:

  • $77.9 Billion = Dollar volume of foreign buyer residential purchases during April 2018–March 2019
  • 183,100 = Number of foreign buyer existing-home purchases, which is 3% of existing-home sales
  • 60% = Foreign buyers who resided in the U.S. as recent immigrants or visa holders
  • $280,600 = Foreign buyer median purchase price ($259,600 for all U.S. existing-homes sold)

Foreign investment in U.S. real estate is occurring in commercial and residential sectors, in every state, in markets of all sizes. Whether it’s foreign investment in U.S. property as a reliable source of income, foreign business owners establishing new operations in the U.S., foreign students seeking housing in the U.S. while continuing their studies, or simply foreign nationals seeking a vacation retreat in the U.S., the U.S. offers strong opportunities.

What is a CIPS and what can it do for you?
What is an RSPS and what can it do for you?