South Dakota Association of REALTORS®
WHO ARE WE?
The South Dakota Association of REALTORS® is one of the 50 member State Associations of the National Association of REALTORS®. Having received our original charter in 1944, we have been one of the leading trade associations within the state of South Dakota for over 60 years.
Licensed real estate brokers and salespersons become members in both the state and national REALTOR® associations by joining their local board of REALTORS®. When joining, they pledge to abide by the Code of Ethics of the National association of REALTORS®. Member local boards of REALTORS® along with the state association seek to uphold and enforce the principles and standards of practice which are embodied in the Code of Ethics. By adhering to this higher standard, REALTORS® provide the sellers and buyers of real estate in the state of South Dakota with high quality service and professionalism.
As one of the larger associations in South Dakota, the 1570 member REALTOR® organization is governed by a 47 member Board of Directors who meet quarterly to develop education programs, work on legislative and political concerns, and guide and direct the leaders of the 10 local member boards of REALTORS®. All current Presidents of the local boards of REALTORS® serve on the state association Board of Directors. They along with the local board Executive Officers provide services and programs for REALTORS® in their home localities. Specifically, the local boards own and operate the real estate property multiple listing services, (MLS).