Welcome to the Emerald Coast Association of REALTORS®!

ECAR is a 501 (c)(6) organization made up of more than 5,000 REALTOR® members covering Okaloosa and Walton counties ready to serve buyers, sellers and the public. Thanks to volunteer leadership, committee members and staff, ECAR helps REALTORS® so that REALTORS® can help their customers and clients.

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The Emerald Coast Association of REALTORS® (ECAR) is part of a three-pronged system.  There are three distinct types of membership as a REALTOR®, and they all work together.  In order to call yourself a REALTOR®, you must belong to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).  In order to belong to NAR, you must belong to the state association (Florida REALTORS®) and the local association.  Because of a rule called “Board of Choice,” a REALTOR® can belong to any local association. ECAR is the local association to join in Northwest Florida – no other association compares.

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SCAM ALERT: How to Avoid them

Article from Real Estate News, Agents Decoded: How to avoid falling victims to scams Agents Decoded: How to avoid falling victim to scams  Shady lenders and vendors make big promises that are often too good to be true. Learn how to vet them, and how to spot red flags....

How to recognize a phone scam

You won’t be arrested Scammers might pretend to be law enforcement or a federal agency. They might say you’ll be arrested, fined, or deported if you don’t pay taxes or some other debt right away. The goal is to scare you into paying. But real law enforcement and...

ELECTION 2023: Board of Directors Candidates Announced

ECAR is honored to announce this year's candidates for available positions on the Board of Directors. A Candidate Forum will be held on September 12 at 1 p.m. at the ECAR Santa Rosa Beach office.  2023 BOD Candidates:Vice President:Steve LinahanMelissa Allegretto...

Important Security Update from Flex MLS

  Flex MLS is now requiring member passwords to be changed at least every 360 days. This promotes the safety and security of member accounts. This change will take place 6/22/23. What you need to do:If you have not changed your password in the last 360 days, on...

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Join more than 5,000 REALTORS® locally and over 1.2 million across the nation. These REALTORS® are dedicated to serving America’s property owners at the local, state and national levels. Your success is imperative to us. The leadership and staff of ECAR are part of a powerful team working with you to excel in the real estate industry

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