About Our Organization

CIRA is a charter member of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers® (NAREB). NAREB is the oldest and largest minority trade real estate organization. A national coalition of minority real estate professionals came together for the express purpose of the mutual sharing of knowledge and experience to improve the performance in the real estate industry profession. NAREB was founded in 1947 on a philosophy that even today, is a beacon of excellence, forever guiding and preparing membership to meet the challenges of each new tomorrow.

It is the mission of the Central Indiana Realtist Association to improve the quality of life of the unserved and the underserved by promoting home ownership and providing real estate services that support this goal. It is also our mission to enhance the economic development and improvement of our members and the community we serve.

What is a Realtist?

NAREB members are called “Realtists” and represent all professional disciplines within the real estate industry including residential and commercial real estate agents and brokers, loan officers, mortgage brokers, title companies, appraisers, insurance agents, and developers. Realtists promote the highest standards of professional integrity and follow a strict code of real estate industry ethics.


The National Association of Real Estate Brokers, (NAREB), is a Real Estate Professional trade organization. NAREB was formed in 1947 by NAREB was founded by twelve chartered African American real estate professionals (one woman and eleven men from seven states, across the United States), out of a need to secure the right to equal housing opportunities, regardless of race, creed, or color, and an alternative for African-Americans who were excluded from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). For over 60 years, NAREB has participated in meaningful legal challenges and has supported legislative initiatives that ensure the availability of fair and affordable housing for all Americans.

For more information, visit NAREB online at nareb.com.