IAR represents more than 18,000 REALTORS® statewide who are involved in virtually all aspects related to the sale, purchase, exchange or lease of real property in Indiana.
IAR provides a forum for professional development, research and the exchange of information among its members, and to the public and government for the purpose of preserving the free enterprise system and the right to own real property.
IAR members also belong to one of the 42 local REALTOR® boards/associations in Indiana and to the National Association of REALTORS®, which is the world’s largest professional organization. Additionally, members can join one of the many NAR institutes, societies and councils to enhance their expertise and network with other professionals globally.
IAR was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Indianapolis at 7301 N. Shadeland Avenue on the city’s northeast side.
The term REALTOR®
The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
The Code establishes time-honored and baseline principles that come from the collective experiences of REALTORS® since the Code of Ethics was first established in 1913. Those principles can be loosely defined as:
* Loyalty to clients;
* Fiduciary (legal) duty to clients;
* Cooperation with competitors;
* Truthfulness in statements and advertising; and non-interference in exclusive relationships that other REALTORS® have with their clients.