The Daytona Beach Area Association of REALTORS® has a long standing tradition of community involvement, from economic development efforts to charitable programs.

In the fifties, the group initiated and helped carry out impressive city improvement projects such as the "Cinderella Project" in 1956, which saw the widening of South Atlantic Avenue from the south city limits to Dunlawton. The appropriation of $467,000 for this project was the first one in the history of the State of Florida on the peninsula. The association's early efforts led to the formulation of the "Committee of 100" - the group credited with bringing General Electric to Daytona Beach with its "Industry for Pay -Beaches for Play" campaign. The group also lobbied for - and won - additional daily flights into Daytona Beach Airport. In addition, REALTORS® initiated a downtown redevelopment effort which saw the downtown business owners forming their own corporation and hiring a planner to rehabilitate the area.

In the early sixties, REALTORS® lobbied for roads to be built to the area from around the state -including securing the extension of I-95 all the way south to Cape Kennedy, and closer to Daytona Beach.

Today, REALTORS® and their association are active in all aspects of life in the Daytona Beach Area. From coaching Little League and mentoring school children to holding public office, REALTORS® are everywhere! The REALTORS® Association, with over 1,800 members, continues to champion causes that it sees as enriching the area.
In 2006, the Daytona Beach Area Association of REALTORS® was selected as the "Volunteer of the Year" by the Children's Home Society for its "Adopt-A-Child" program. REALTORS® donated over $105,000 in goods to 11 different charitable organizations. REALTORS® also helped lower property taxes for all Volusia County residents.

Throughout its history, the basic tenets of REALTORS®' service to the community remain unchanged. The Daytona Beach Area Association of REALTORS® is dedicated to the economic and social development of the Daytona Beach area for the benefit of all residents.

Taking a leadership role in the community is fundamental to our mission: "To provide leadership, professionalism, and education to our members and the community we serve."