The National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Inc. (NAREB) was founded in Tampa, Florida in 1947 making it the oldest minority association in America. It was formed out of a need to secure the right to equal housing opportunities regardless of race, creed or color. We are an equal opportunity and civil rights advocacy organization for African American real estate professionals, consumers, and communities in an overtly racist America.
Our purpose remains the same today in a covertly racially and economically discriminatory America, but we are more focused on economic opportunity than civil rights. Although composed principally of African Americans, the REALTIST© organization embraces all qualified real estate practitioners who are committed to achieving our vision, which is “Democracy in Housing”.
Video of our history