Who We Are


Welcome to the Northeast Association of REALTORS®

NEAR's mission statement: 


"NEAR is dedicated to the success and professionalism of our members."


Local: The Northeast Association of REALTORS® (NEAR)

The Northeast Association of REALTORS® Inc. (NEAR) is the result of the 1998 merger of the Greater Lawrence and Greater Lowell Boards of REALTORS®. NEAR’s official jurisdiction covers 15 cities and towns from Boxford to Littleton, including Lowell and Lawrence, but now has members from more than 50 cities and towns, many in southern New Hampshire! NEAR has more than 1,300 REALTOR® and 200 Affiliate members, most of whom are located within NEAR’s official territory.  Access Bylaws ( pdf )


Office hours are Mon. – Fri. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays.


NEAR's member communications are designed to keep members informed of the latest industry news, services and products available, upcoming events and programs, membership changes, and others items of interest to REALTORS® in the region.


Primary REALTOR® members of NEAR also hold membership in both the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. NEAR members have discounted access to MLSPIN, the region’s Multiple Listing Service (800) 695-3000. NEAR is also a local service center for MLSPIN’s Electronic KeyBox system. If you’d like to lease a keypad or purchase an electronic keybox, or change your PIN code on your keypad, contact us and we’ll be glad to help!


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State: The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR)


The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® has more than 19,000 REALTOR® members and offers a wealth of products and services designed to keep you on the cutting edge of the profession. Its official publication is Baystate REALTOR® magazine, which is mailed to all Massachusetts REALTORS®. You may access the many services provided by MAR through your membership in NEAR. For more info, contact:


1400 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451


Ph: (781) 890-3700; Fx: (781) 890-4919
Customer Service: (800) 725-6272
Website: www.marealtor.com



National: The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)


The National Association of REALTORS® is the largest trade association in the world, with more than 1 million members. NAR provides a unifying force for the industry, cutting edge information on industry trends and statistics, discounts on vital products and service, lobbying and political advocacy, and much more. New REALTORS® automatically receive a packet outlining the many products and services available through NAR. For more information, call NAR’s Information Central at (800) 874-6500.


NAR’s official publication is the monthly REALTOR® Magazine. NAR has the largest real estate library in the world and www.Realtor.com, NAR’s official web site, is one of the 10 busiest in the world. NAR also offers a proprietary web site for REALTORS® only, www.Realtor.org. Should you have trouble logging on for the first time, your password is on the address label of your monthly REALTOR® Magazine, or call NAR’s Information Central.


All of these services and many more are available to you as a member of NEAR.
Call us at (978) 577-6138 if you need more information, or e-mail us at info@NortheastRealtors.com!