The Realtist Network of Northern Virginia, (RNNOVA) was established as a spinoff of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtist in 1995. At the peak of our membership, we had over 65 members. As a local chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, (NAREB) in the NAREB Region IV area, we are dedicated to the vision of “Democracy in Housing!”  We are strong advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion in home ownership. It is our goal to narrow the wealth gap through homeownership, wealth management, and the fair treatment of humankind.

Northern Virginia, locally referred to as NOVA or NoVA, comprises several counties and independent cities in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. It is a widespread region radiating westward and southward from Washington, D.C.


The NAREB Region IV is comprised of Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia and is affectionately known as “The DMV Region”. This region is extraordinary in many aspects: geographically, demographically,  financially, and historically.

The National Association of Real Estate Brokers, (NAREB)

A Real Estate Professional trade organization. We have local chapters across the country that embrace our ideals and mission of “promoting democracy in housing”. While our name suggests an organization of Real Estate Brokers, it is a professional real estate organization that includes members from multiple disciplines in the real estate industry. We welcome professionals in all areas of real estate to join us and help promote our mission.

The National Association of Real Estate Brokers, (NAREB) was founded in 1947, making it the oldest minority professional trade association in America. It was formed out of a need to secure the right to equal housing opportunities regardless of race, creed, or color. Since its inception, we have participated in meaningful challenges and legislative activities, to establish fair housing for all.

Our national goal is to bring together the nation’s minority professionals in the real estate industry to promote the meaningful exchange of ideas about our business and how best to serve our clientele. We strive to create an environment where creativity flourishes in both the workplace and the marketplace.