The Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS® is a 1,000+ member association committed to satisfying the needs of all buyers and sellers by keeping our members informed and up to date on all aspects of the real estate industry. The Association serves the entire Monroe County real estate market and the surrounding regions.
The Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS® primary mission is to provide education, support and services to its members and to serve the public through the safeguarding of private property rights. We shall enable our members to promote a positive image of the real estate industry by enhancing their ability to conduct business with integrity and competency while adhering to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.
PMAR® is part of a National and Statewide Professional Standards Cooperative with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® (PAR). Our Association serves our members as the guiding source to understanding and adhering to those standards and the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. For more information, please see our Professional Standards page.
Along with the Pocono Real Estate Academy (PREA), we are the regional real estate education and information resource for real estate professionals and the community.
About Pocono Mountain Association of REALTOR Timeline
The Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS® was founded by a handful of real estate brokers in 1926 as the Monroe County Real Estate Board. In 1929, this group became a charter member of the National Association of REALTORS®.
The following year the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) was born. The Association’s MLS has evolved from a loose-leaf notebook in 1930, to a sophisticated, easy-to-access online system of today. In addition to Monroe County, the Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS® MLS system also includes listings located in the counties of Carbon, Northampton, Lackawanna, Pike, Wayne, and Luzerne.
The Pocono Mountains Board of REALTORS® received its name on November 13, 1952, followed by a change to its current name, Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS®, Inc. on March 20, 1996, making it an all member association. As of 2007, the Association’s membership has grown to over 300 offices and approximately 1,250 REALTOR® members.