Message from the CEO

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Welcome to NVAR

Whether you started a new career in real estate or are a seasoned veteran, we'd like to invite you to increase your potential for excellence.

Being a member of NVAR helps you stand out from the competition. As your partner in business, we bring you the most advanced tools, services and programs! You can develop your career or re-invigorate your business through NVAR training, Forums, programs and services. Welcome Home to Excellence.

Our website,, delivers industry news and links you to NVAR’s powerful programs and services. Updated daily, the site offers quick access to information and resources— NVAR Legal Hotline, training courses, and access to tools like Bright—your MLS, SentriLock key system, Remine Docs+ and much more.

Takes You Further is our promise to you. With member surveys and broker/agent outreach, at NVAR we make it our job to anticipate your needs and deliver in a responsive, professional way. With two convenient locations in Northern Virginia, we are the association thousands of working residential and commercial members call home. This website provides an overview of your benefits and must-know information to get your business started and keep it moving further.

Give us a call today at 703.207.3200.

Ryan T. McLaughlin
Chief Executive Officer

About Ryan

Ryan McLaughlin is CEO of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® (NVAR), one of the largest regional Realtor Associations in the United States with approximately 13,000 real estate professionals who transact over $15 billion in sales annually in the Washington, D.C. metro area. As CEO, McLaughlin oversees a 32-person staff in two locations, as well as a Realtor® school and store.

Formerly the CEO of the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors® in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, McLaughlin was named one of the 2013 “40 Under 40” regional business leaders by Lehigh Valley Business. He was a member of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners from 2009 to 2015, serving as its President in 2015.

McLaughlin received the 2015 Association Executive “Leaders of Tomorrow” Young Professionals Award from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), America’s largest trade association with more than one million members. In 2015, McLaughlin was inducted into NAR’s Dr. Almon R. (Bud) Smith, RCE, AE Leadership Society. He earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives, and the Realtor® Association Certified Executive (RCE) designation from the National Association of Realtors®. McLaughlin serves as Vice Chair of the NAR Association Executives Committee in 2021.

A graduate of the Leadership Fairfax Institute, devoted to the development of business, nonprofit and public sector leaders with vision and commitment, McLaughlin also serves on the board of directors of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. In 2020, McLaughlin was included in Virginia Business magazine’s Virginia 500 – Power List, as one of the state’s most powerful and influential leaders in the Real Estate category.

A graduate of East Stroudsburg University, McLaughlin also earned a Master’s degree in political science from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the State University of New York at Albany.

McLaughlin lives with his wife and three children in Northern Virginia.