About NSAR

The Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® (NSAR) represents approximately 1,500 real estate brokers and salespeople across the province. The Association’s mission is to enhance REALTORS®’ success by providing services and representation to enable them to best serve the public in real estate transactions. The Association also acts as the voice for real estate in Nova Scotia.

NSAR serves its members through a wide variety of educational programs, publications and special services. The Association, through an agreement with the Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission, provides all real estate licensing courses in the province.

NSAR strives to strengthen the image and professionalism of its members through continuing professional education and maintaining high professional standards.

Through its founding organizations, NSAR dates back to 1958, when it was formed by a special act of the Nova Scotia legislature. Today, NSAR represents seven regions: Annapolis Valley, Cape Breton, Halifax-Dartmouth, Highland, Northern Nova Scotia, South Shore, and Yarmouth.

Governed by its Board of Directors, NSAR’s focus is the organization of real estate activities for its members and the development of common goals across Nova Scotia. The goals include promoting higher industry standards, providing educational opportunities to ensure members maintain a current knowledge of industry standards and practices, and assuring the general public of a high professional standard of conduct and practice by brokers and salespeople.

These goals are achieved through the hard work of the dedicated staff at the NSAR office, but also through the many volunteers who contribute their time to the various committees.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Back row, left to right: David Potter - Halifax-Dartmouth Regional Director, Donna Malone - South Shore Regional Director, John Armstrong - Yarmouth Regional Director, Chris Peters - Halifax-Dartmouth Regional Director, Matthew Honsberger - Vice President, Aaron Millen - President-Elect, Allen Chase - Annapolis Valley Regional Director, Mary Ann MacCormick - Cape Breton Regional Director

Front row, left to right: Suzanne Gravelle - Halifax-Dartmouth Regional Director, David Uloth - Northern Nova Scotia Regional Director, Roger Boutilier – NSAR Chief Executive Officer, Anne Da Silva - President, Roger Sanford - Past President, Valerie Chugg - Highland Regional Director


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