The Kentucky Association of REALTORS® (KAR), Inc. is one of the largest and most influential associations in Kentucky. Founded in 1923, KAR represents more than 8,500 REALTORS® who are involved in all aspects of real estate, including residential and commercial real estate brokers, sales agents, developers, builders, property managers, office managers, appraisers and auctioneers.
The Kentucky Association of REALTORS® serves as a conduit to growth, knowledge and professionalism for its members and the real estate industry as a whole. The Association is committed to delivering its members the very finest tools and information to help them succeed - and to meet the needs of today's property buying and selling consumers.
As "The Voice for Real Estate™ in Kentucky," a primary value of KAR is to serve and represent its members in regulatory and legislative matters; to keep the REALTOR® central to the real estate transaction; to promote member integrity, competency and responsible citizenship; and to advocate and protect private property rights and equal housing opportunity.
All KAR members belong to one or more of the 28 local REALTOR® associations statewide and the National Association of REALTORS®. As members of organized real estate, REALTORS® subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics, which ensures the highest level of professionalism.
KAR helps protect a marketplace for consumers to buy, own and transfer real estate - a system that is emulated globally and one that REALTORS® dedicate themselves to protect.