What is a REALTOR®?

The real estate industry encompasses a wide range of professionals including brokers, team leaders, salespeople, trainers, property managers, appraisers, and more. Most practitioners concentrate in either the residential or commercial side of the business, though some work in both areas. It’s important to remember that not all real estate professionals are REALTORS®, a trademarked term which specifically identifies someone as a member of the National Association of REALTORS® who pledges to abide by a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Who Is a Member of the New Mexico Association of REALTORS®?

Across the nation, REALTORS® belong to one or more of some 1,400+ local associations (also called boards) and 54 state and territorial associations of REALTORS®. If you’re not a member, but you’d like to become one in the state of New Mexico, you must first join a local real estate association.

If you have your business outside the jurisdiction of any Member Board, and are a licensed individual in the state of New Mexico, you can join the New Mexico Association of REALTORS® directly at the state level. To learn more, contact our Membership Team at 505-982-2442 or 800-224-2282, or email us at

Ready to Become a Member?

If you are ready to join the New Mexico Association of REALTORS®, please complete the NMAR Membership Application. Allow 24-48 hours to process your application.