The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) stands as the oldest minority real estate trade organization in the United States, having been established in 1947. This pivotal era was marked by systemic barriers in the real estate industry against people of color. Despite these challenges, twelve visionary leaders, comprising one woman and eleven men from seven states, founded NAREB. These individuals, referred to as Realtists, played a crucial role in shaping the landscape of real estate for African Americans

Just a year following NAREB’s inception, our local board, the South Florida Board of Realtists (SFBOR), was formed. Since it’s charter in 1948, SFBOR has been instrumental in advancing African American homeownership. Among SFBOR’s significant contributions are:

  • Collaboration with the Metro Miami Action Plan (MMAP) in 1994, leading to the creation of the MMAP Homeownership Assistance Program (MMAP-HAP). A program that remains operational today and has successfully aided over 2,000 moderate-income families in acquiring their first homes.
  • Leadership in organizing substantial homebuyer events and expos with hundreds of consumers in attendance.
  • Leveraging our relationship with our member HUD-approved counseling agencies to provide monthly counseling services around purchase, post-purchase, and foreclosure prevention counseling in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
  • The SFBOR membership today encompasses a diverse range of professionals, including residential and commercial real estate agents and brokers, loan officers, title companies, appraisers, insurance agents, and developers. Our members are engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry.

SFBOR’s primary mission is to drive economic advancement for our members and the minority community we serve. Our commitment is reflected in various initiatives:

  • Developing and delivering training courses and workshops across the tri-county area.
  • Promoting consumer education for current and prospective homeowners through our HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies.
  • Fostering robust communities through homeownership.
  • Creating a multiple listing network to highlight properties listed by our members.
  • Providing national exposure to governmental agencies for networking and professional service opportunities.
  • Encouraging personal and professional growth among our members.

Through these endeavors, SFBOR continues to champion the cause of African American homeownership and community development.