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Organization Profile

The Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS®, abbreviated ACAR, is a professional organization for real estate professionals who sell real property and businesses that work in or with the real estate industry. ACAR provides a variety of services to its members including education, insurance, affinity programs and legislative representation, as well as membership in the Ohio Association of Realtors (OAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

Members who hold the title REALTOR® are licensed real estate professionals who choose to voluntarily subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics that is above and beyond the law. The word REALTOR® is a registered trademark that can only be used by members of a local, state and national association of REALTORS®. People who do not subscribe to the strict Code of Ethics are not members of a REALTOR® association and are simply real estate licensees.

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Our Mission

To be the leading resource and advocate for the real estate community, to enhance the ability, conduct and image of its members and to protect and promote real property rights.

House for sale signFor more than 100 years, the Akron and Cleveland Area Boards of REALTORS® have served their members by providing and promoting a variety of programs and services to enhance its members’ freedom and ability to conduct their individual business with success, integrity and competency.

In addition, ACAR provides collective action to promote the extension and preservation of the right to own, transfer and use real property. When you become a member of ACAR, you become part of a network of individuals who strive to improve the real estate profession and their professional development.

As a member, you will be invited to become involved with one of our committees or to volunteer in a way that interests you. Choose from the Legislative Committee, which identifies and monitors proposed legislation and regulatory changes to evaluate the impact on the real estate industry and to formulate ACAR’s legislative agendas, the Professional Development Committee, which recommends educational programs and resources, evaluates and selects instructors and assists with the development and promotion of ACAR educational offerings, and many other opportunities.

Learn more about our Mission and Long-Term Strategic Action Plan:

Strategic Focus: Advocacy & outreach; Professionalism and Connectivity

Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS Strategic Plan Infographic from Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS®.