Who We Are

The Arizona Association of Real Estate Brokers (AAREB) is one of over 80 Chapters of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB). We are one of many local chapters across the country who embrace our ideals and mission of “promoting democracy in housing”. Our organization was founded in 1947, making it the oldest minority professional trade association in the nation. It was formed out of a need to secure the right to equal housing opportunities regardless of race, creed, or color.

Who is NAREB?

After World War II, the nation found itself facing a mood of deep-seated social segregation it could no longer tolerate or afford. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) would not let African Americans join NAR, so 12 pioneers, one woman and 11 men hailing from seven states across the nation, met on July 29, 1947 to form their own Real Estate Association, called the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB).

On this night, these 12 poweful individuals dedicated themselves to Fair Housing for all, securing the right to equal housing opportunites regardless of race, creed, or color and making it the oldest minority professional trade association in the nation. Since then, NAREB and its member REALTISTS have participated in meaningful challenges and legislative activities to establish fair housing for all and have gone on to win victory after victory in support of equal housing for all.

While our name suggests an organization of Real Estate Brokers, it is a professional real estate organization which includes membership from multiple disciplines in the real estate industry. We welcome professionals in all areas of real estate, regardless of race, creed, or color, to join us and help promote our mission.

Our Mission

Working on behalf of Arizona's real estate professionals, the Arizona Association of Real Estate Brokers (AAREB) seek to become the leading organization:

Our Goals

What We Offer

Our national goal is to bring together the nation’s minority professionals in the real estate industry to promote the meaningful exchange of ideas about our business and how best to serve our clients. We strive to create an environment where creativity flourishes in both the workplace and the marketplace.

Networking with Appraisers, Developers, Financial Service Professionals, Asset Managers, Houseing Counselors, Mortgage Brokers, Real Estate Agents, and Brokers, all working togeter to make Home Ownership affordable.

To service our target market, we ensure training and educational opportunities are available to our entire membership across the many disciplines we represent, providing certifications and special designations in many areas of interest. Our ability to professionally service our client base is the foundation by which we operate.

AAREB is a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors and an executive committee comprised of members and leaders in the industry from across Arizona. This and other local chapters continuously accepts new members to join and actively become community real estate leaders. We are currently updating features on our website including membership. Please visit the "Join AAREB" page for information on how to join.