New Year, New Look for NAR

January 1, 2011

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® has rolled out a fresh logo and new graphic standards as part of a larger branding strategy that seeks to help members easily recognize NAR’s programs and services.

Member surveys revealed that a wide array of different logos caused some confusion. “It’s important that when information from NAR is communicated, it’s done in a consistent way so that members can instantly recognize it comes from their national association,” says Matt Lombardi, NAR’s vice president of marketing.

In order to convey a consistent brand strategy, NAR created a revised master logo and a more streamlined look for subbrands and cobrands, such as designations and certifications.

The new guidelines apply only to member communications from NAR and in no way affect the REALTOR® membership mark.

Record Year for RPAC

In 2010 REALTORS® raised more than $6.2 million. That represents a whopping 122 percent of the REALTOR® Political Action Committee’s annual goal. During the last two-year federal election cycle alone, RPAC contributed more than $12 million to candidates, making it the No. 1 trade association political action committee in the nation. It’s also among the most bipartisan. RPAC dollars come from voluntary member contributions—never from membership dues—enabling REALTORS® to support candidates that support the issues that are important to their profession and livelihood. To learn more, visit

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Katherine Tarbox is a former senior editor with REALTOR® Magazine. Previously, she was editorial director for Washington Life. She is the author of the international bestselling book A Girl’s Life (Dutton, 2000) and has made hundreds of media appearances including The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and CNN.