We envision every REALTOR® to be highly skilled and ethical in the delivery of service to all real estate consumers.
Our mission is to work in cooperation with REALTORS® to create a favorable environment for real estate commerce through legislative advocacy, standards enforcement, database management, communication and professional development.
Our Core Values
- Foster a healthy environment for our members to make a living.
- Enhance the integrity of our members.
- Enhance member professionalism and tools to promote profitability.
- Provide the highest quality, most accurate and timely data.
- Achieve high recognition by members and/or the public as a leader, spokesperson and advocate for the local real estate profession.
The Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® (MAAR) is one of Tennessee's largest local REALTOR® associations, encompassing Shelby, Fayette, Tipton, Hardin, Hardeman, Lauderdale and McNairy Counties. Founded by eight charter members in 1910, MAAR celebrated its centennial in 2010. MAAR's focus is serving and representing real estate professionals as well as providing real estate information to the general public.
Approximately 4,100 REALTORS® and REALTOR-ASSOCIATES® specializing in every aspect of the real estate profession—including residential, commercial, industrial, property management and appraisal services—hold membership in MAAR, representing approximately 400 firms. MAAR is governed by a President and a Board of Directors who are elected annually by the membership. Association members participate on various committees and task forces that meet regularly to handle issues relevant to the association and the real estate industry.
MAAR has operated a Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for its members since 1954. The MLS is a computerized inventory of residential listings, and it is available to members online 24 hours a day. At any given time, there are more than 9,000 listings in the MLS. In addition, MAAR maintains an online tax database called MAARdata that contains information on all parcels of property in Shelby, Fayette and Tipton counties from public sources and area appraisers.