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. 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.

2018-2019 Board of Directors

Back row, left to right: Valerie Chugg - Highland Regional Director, Mary Ann MacCormick - Cape Breton Regional Director, Josh Svec - Halifax-Dartmouth Regional Director, John Armstrong - Yarmouth Regional Director, Aaron Millen – President, Chris Peters – Vice President, Matthew Honsberger - President-Elect

Front row, left to right: Suzanne Gravelle - Halifax-Dartmouth Regional Director, Roger Boutilier – NSAR Chief Executive Officer, Anne Da Silva – Past President, Donna Malone - South Shore Regional Director, Allen Chase - Annapolis Valley Regional Director

Missing from the photo: Tom Taggart - Northern Nova Scotia Regional Director


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