Maine Association of REALTORS®


April 2, 2024


Thank you for advocating for our industry, private property rights and your business throughout the 131st Maine legislature. It was unlike any session before in that the MAR Government Affairs Team and the 30-member Legislative Committee read and reviewed over 2250 bills and engaged on more than 400 bills!

Protect Private
Property Rights

The Maine Association of REALTORS® is committed to the protection and preservation of the constitutional right of every individual to acquire, use and dispose of real property as chosen within the law. We oppose laws, rules and regulations that impose unreasonable restraints and limitations on the ownership, use and transfer of real property, including inequitable and counterproductive taxes/fees.



Housing Supply
& Affordability

The Maine Association of REALTORS® believes that every individual should have opportunities to live in safe and decent housing that is affordable to them. We urge all levels of government to adopt and integrate housing policies that respond to the individual and collective housing needs of our society. We advocate for the adoption of local planning and zoning policies that encourage housing and economic development and the availability of all housing types. Maine needs housing supply and we advocate for policies that address the housing needs for both today and tomorrow.


Vision for
Maine Real Estate

Advocacy Goal:

The Maine Association of REALTORS® will be identified as the leading advocate for the advancement of Maine’s real estate industry and the preservation and protection of the rights to own, transfer, and use real property.

Our vision for Maine is:

  • That there is a strong economy that provides the employment and income to support an active real estate market for residents, businesses, tourists, and nonprofit institutions throughout the state;

  • That there is a healthy supply of affordable, safe, secure and quality residential and commercial real estate inventory of various types available statewide which, in turn, supports the continuing growth of the Maine economy;

  • That Maine REALTORS® are recognized by the public as the “go-to” source for current, trustworthy, and complete real estate information in all markets and regions in the state; and are recognized as the source of objective, professional guidance which meets high ethical standards; and

  • That the Maine Association of REALTORS® effectively supports its REALTOR® members through high quality information and technical support services; and through advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels that is responsive, readily organized, and impactful.