Alabama Association of Realtors

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Alabama Association of Realtors
Website:Official Website
The Alabama Association of Realtors (AAR) is the largest organization of real estate professionals in Alabama. It operates on a state and federal level to promote the interests of the industry.[1]

Its mission statement is:

"The Alabama Association of REALTORS® exists to organize, serve and unite its membership in areas where it can be more effective than local boards and the National Association of REALTORS® and shall, as its primary mission: Provide professional opportunities; Foster the highest standards of ethical conduct and enforce the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS®; Protect and promote the political, legal and business interests of its members; Promote and enhance the image of REALTOR® and REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® members; and safeguard the rights of private property ownership."[2]

The vision statement of the AAR is:

"The Alabama Association of REALTORS® shall be the cornerstone organization in Alabama to advocate, protect and enhance REALTOR® interests, to promote the Code of Ethics, and to safeguard private property rights."[3]

Campaign Contributions

State Candidates


In the 2010 legislative elections, the AAR contributed $339,133 to state senate candidates in Alabama. Additionally, a total of $335,503 was donated to Assembly candidates. The AAR was the 9th and 6th largest donor in the Senate and Assembly races, respectively.

The top 5 recipients of campaign contributions from the AAR in 2010 were:[4]

Candidate Amount Result

Republican Party Bradley Byrne, Governor $100,279 Defeatedd
Republican Party Robert Bentley, Governor $50,000 Approveda
Republican Party Paul Sanford, Senator $27,000 Approveda
Democratic Party Jim Folsom, Jr., Lieutenant Governor $25,000 Defeatedd
Republican Party Del Marsh, Senator $22,000 Approveda

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