About REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley
1915 - 2017 - CELEBRATING 101 YEARS OF SERVICE
HISTORY OF THE ASSOCIATION
The REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley, Inc. was founded as a chapter of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® in May of 1915. The initial membership consisted of five REALTORS® gathering around a table at the Worthy Hotel in Springfield. The first Association office was located in the offices of members.
The REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley (RAPV) is a professional trade organization with more than 1,700 members in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. RAPV is one of 1,200 local chapters of the National Association of REALTORS®. RAPV covers 68 cities and towns in 3 counties; Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden.
The term, REALTOR®, is a registered trademark for use exclusively by members of the National Association of REALTORS®, whose members subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics.
The three-tiered local, state and national Association has grown over the years, while remaining true to the original goals -
- the creation of unity in the real estate profession
- the protection and promotion of private ownership of real property
- the establishment of professional standards of practice
Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday
To advance professionalism within our real estate community and to protect private property rights through education, advocacy and the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.