What Does the Association Do?

Like any other trade association, the Daytona Beach Area Association of REALTORS®' basic purpose is to serve the needs of its members. But unlike other organizations, the association must also expand its scope to include services to the thousands of homeowners in the area and to the many communities in which they live.

The Daytona Beach Area Association of REALTORS® serves its members as a resource for continuing education, a wide range of committee activities, the Multiple Listing Service, social events, products and publications.

The association encourages its members to strive for the highest degree of professionalism in the industry, by teaching continuing education courses as well as providing training on our Code of Ethics.

REALTORS® volunteer their time to serve on committees to meet the needs of members in areas such as Equal Opportunity, Professional Standards, Education, Legislative, and Political Action.

To facilitate home sales, the association operates a highly efficient, computerized Multiple Listing Service (MLS). With a sophisticated, web-based computer system, a home can be effectively marketed to over thousands of REALTORS® in Volusia County and beyond.

In addition to providing education and marketing tools to its members, the association also enforces the Code of Ethics each REALTOR® subscribes to when joining the association. This Code, an expression of the highest ideals of the organized real estate industry, is strictly enforced by the Daytona Beach Area Association of REALTORS®. All REALTORS®, by virtue of their membership in the association, have pledged to uphold the principles and standards of practice in the Code. It both governs their behavior and protects them and the public from the abuses of the marketplace.

For over 80 years, members of the Daytona Beach Area Association of REALTORS® have served both buyers and sellers of homes in the greater Daytona Beach area.

REALTORS® hired to sell a home initiate a series of activities designed to make the process of property transfer orderly and efficient. REALTORS® also often work with buyers who are looking for a home. From first-time buyers to the family that needs a bigger home to empty nesters, REALTORS® are called upon to locate and help buyers realize the American dream of home ownership.

Members of the association work for both buyers and sellers through two major principles of the association - equal opportunity and advocacy of private property rights.

A Housing Opportunity Committee oversees activities relating to providing everyone an equal chance to own the home of their choice. The board celebrates Fair Housing Month each April and promotes American Home Week each May.

Through political action and legislative committees, board members work behind the scenes to protect the private property rights of all homeowners from excessive taxes, inequitable rules, and unfair legislation on all levels from local to state to federal.