About Us


To promote the professionalism of members through education, tools and resources to help elevate their business and ensure that Realtor® ethics and property rights are protected through inspirational leadership.
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Who We Are.
The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® (NVAR) was established in 1921 as the Alexandria-Arlington-Fairfax Real Estate Board. With about 40 members, the association served a population of 60,250 at that time. NVAR has grown to over 12,500 Realtor® and affiliate business members. This group of Realtors® closes more than 22,000 transactions each year, with a dollar volume totaling more than $15 billion, in a community of more than two-million residents. A premier local association, NVAR is one of the hundreds of associations that comprise the National Association of Realtors®, which boasts more than 1 million members. NVAR is among the largest local associations nationwide.

NVAR membership consists of: sales agents, brokers, property managers, appraisers and others engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry. NVAR’s geographic region includes Arlington County, Fairfax County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, Town of Vienna, and City of Alexandria, although members live and work throughout the DC-Metropolitan area.

NVAR Fairfax:

8407 Pennell Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

NVAR Herndon:

520 Huntmar Park Drive
Herndon, VA 20170
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

NVAR Member Statistics.
200+ Affiliate Members
12,000+ Realtors® & Appraisers
$15 Billion in Real Estate Transactions

What We Do.
NVAR promises its members to “Take You Further” and provides a variety of services including educational opportunities, professional standards enforcement, market statistics, legislative reviews, issues lobbying, multiple listing and lockbox services and more. The mission of ensuring that property rights are protected extends beyond Northern Virginia to serve a national and international community. NVAR assists associations around the world, sharing knowledge about how the industry works in the U.S. with real estate leaders from Guatemala, Peru, Spain, Vietnam, Cambodia, Poland, China, Russia, Ukraine, the Middle East and other parts of the world interested in real property rights.

Our Code.
All Realtors® are real estate agents, but not all real estate agents are Realtors®. The Realtor® designation is a registered collective membership mark that denotes membership in the National Association of Realtors®, whose members adhere to a strict code of ethics and employ professional standards through required educational programs, professional certifications and principles of real estate sales practice.

Click to read NVAR's Strategic Plan & Bylaws.