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The Greater Toledo REALTIST® Association (GTRA) is a chartered chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Inc. (NAREB®), which is the oldest minority trade association in America.  We were founded in 1947 on the principle that all citizens have the right to equal housing opportunities, regardless of race, creed, or color.

There are over 90 chapters located nationwide and members of the NAREB® organization are referred to as “REALTIST®.”

Our Mission is to enhance the economic improvement of our members and the communities we serve.

We bring together NW Ohio professionals in the real estate industry to promote the meaningful exchange of ideas about our business and how best to serve our clientele. NAREB ensures training and educational opportunities are available to our entire membership across the many disciplines we represent.  NAREB members represents a broad array of real estate, mortgage and housing-related professionals.

We strive to create an environment where creativity flourishes in both the workplace and the marketplace.

NAREB® members are called REALTISTS® and represent all professional disciplines within the real estate industry. REALTISTS® promote the highest standards of professional integrity and follow a strict code of real estate industry ethics. We have a special charge to make certain that communities of color are treated with dignity and respect.

We welcome your interest in becoming a REALTIST®! There are many opportunities for you to experience with the greatest and oldest minority trade organization in America. Take a look at some of our benefits, then, read the history of this dynamic professional organization. We are constantly improving and expanding our membership benefits. We’re sure you’ll find a place to work, learn and share.

GTRA Founders

These founders paved the way for GTRA to receive its charter in August 1, 2019 at the 72nd Annual Convention, in Atlantic City, New Jersey:

  • Robert C. Pasker, III
  • Susan A. Jester
  • Emory Whittington, III
  • Patricia Zeigler
  • Julia Bryant
  • Tara Adkins
  • Alma Dortch Gilbert
  • James Mann
  • Marcus Henderson
  • Kathleen Greely
  • Toni Fletcher
  • Karma Stokes
  • Gerren Duhart

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