Realtor membership fluctuates year-to-year and even week-to-week, but NAR’s membership report on March 31 finds 5,118 more Realtors in Fla. than in No. 2 Calif.

ORLANDO, Fla. – According to the March 31, 2021, membership report released by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), Florida Realtors moved into the lead for total number of Realtor® members, passing California in size.

Realtor member counts are an inexact science, in part because members phase in and out of the profession throughout the year. However, NAR’s point-in-time look at the end of March found that Florida had 5,118 more Realtor members (199,239) than California (194,121).

It’s the first time the Sunshine State found itself with more members than any other state or territory in the U.S.

Nationally, the U.S. had 1,463,806 Realtors on March 31, NAR says – a year-to-year increase of 1.09%. In Florida, the number of Realtors was up 1.84% compared to March 31, 2020.

Membership numbers rose in most states, though five states saw a decline: Texas (down 0.17%), Maryland (down 0.14%), Massachusetts (down 3.71%), Washington State (down 5.54%) and Alabama (down 0.76%). The total number of members also declined in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam.

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