AREAA’s members are real estate, mortgage, and housing professionals that serve the diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) market. AREAA is the only trade association dedicated to representing the interests of the AAPI real estate market nationwide and is the largest AAPI organization in North America.

You do not need to be Asian American or Pacific Islander to be an AREAA member! Professionals of all cultural backgrounds who are interested in better supporting and serving the AAPI community and furthering the mission of increasing sustainable AAPI homeownership are welcome to join.

Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) is a nonprofit professional trade organization dedicated to promoting sustainable homeownership opportunities in Asian American communities by creating a powerful national voice for housing and real estate professionals that serve this dynamic market.

You’ll have opportunities to be part of our industry, access to hundreds of events per year, and continue to grow your business through education, networking and getting more involved in your communities.

As an AREAA member, you’ll be one of over 18,000 real estate professionals making substantial Impacts and positive change at the local, regional and national level for AAPIs and the communities they serve. In addition, you will receive membership discounts to local chapter events and two national conferences per year, and FREE webinar training to help fine-tune your skill sets. To get involved in our growing organization, you may join AREAA at areaa.org/join

AREAA annual membership is $99, which spans July 1-June 30. You can join at any time in the year and pay a pro-rated amount. Memberships are always set up to auto-renew every July 1st, so there's no lapse in membership. Call or email us to cancel the recurring payment profile at any time.

Yes! As a member of one chapter, you are able to reap the benefits of all chapters!

To cancel your membership, email contact@areaa.org or call our National office at 619-795-7873

 

We highly encourage creating a comprehensive and updated profile. Creating a robust profile will allow you to be represented both professionally and individually in your respective market. Below is a step by step guide of how to update your profile.

Step 1: Logging in
Go to areaa.org. At the top right-hand corner, you will see two buttons–click on the “login” button on the top right side.

Step 2: Credentials
Once you click Login, two boxes will appear. You will need to input your login credentials into the left box.

Step 3: Intranet Dashboard
Once you successfully login, the Intranet Dashboard will appear. There are two ways to update your profile.
1. Simply click no the Edit My Profile button as seen below.
2. Go to the membership menu and click on Membership > Edit My Profile.

Step 4: Updating your Profile
Once you click Edit My Profile, you will see a page similar to below. From here you can go ahead and update your profile accordingly. You must fill in the starred fields as a minimum requirement.

Step 5: Save
Once you are done, scroll all the way to the bottom and be sure to save your changes

Step 6: Profile View
When you finish, you will see your profile as illustrated below. You are done!

AREAA chapters are formed by individuals interested in better serving their local Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Local chapters serve as direct lines of communication between the local level to the National level, increasing the membership and strength of AREAA.

If you don’t currently have an AREAA chapter in your area and would like to join in our mission of sustainable AAPI homeownership, you’ve come to the right place. Members interested in forming a new chapter must complete and submit a chapter formation application.

Applications will be reviewed by AREAA national staff and the Chapter Development Committee to evaluate the strength of the proposal's identified member needs, alignment to AREAA’s strategy, and potential impacts to existing AREAA chapters. Completion and submission of an application does not guarantee that AREAA will form the requested chapter. Chapters must have at least nine (9) AREAA members in order to be chartered by AREAA to serve as the founding board of directors. This should consist of much diversity as it pertains to company, position, age, ethnicity, gender etc) Chapter development Committee is also asking for a list of no less than 50 people who has shown interest in joining the AREAA chapter as a member if formed in that area.

Before completing the application, AREAA recommends the review of the following checklist and form to ensure that you have the information you need to begin this process.
Research on the geographic area where you are looking to form a new chapter. Who are the major stakeholders? Is this a new or growing area for AAPIs? Is the area underserved or unserved by existing AREAA chapters or other AAPI organizations?

  • Reach out to related or nearby chapters to talk with the leadership about your aforementioned chapter

  • Identify other members that would support your efforts to form a new chapter. Chapters must have at least nine (9) AREAA members in order to be chartered by AREAA.

  • Prepare your preliminary business case—what needs will the chapter address, and how will this chapter enhance AREAA’s abilities to meet these needs?


The following procedures may be used as a guide in the formation of a Chapter:

1. For individuals who might have an interest in forming a local AREAA chapter, some suggested questions include:

  • Are you interested in the formation of an AREAA chapter?

  • How often, when, and where should meetings and events be held?

  • What type of program should be incorporated with the meetings?

  • Would you participate in the activities of the Chapter and, if so, be willing to serve as an officer or committee member?


2. If there is sufficient interest, an organizational meeting should be held to determine objectives and to implement the following preliminary procedures:

  • Submit a chapter application with corresponding resumes of forming Board of Directors.

  • Hold a call with the AREAA National Chapter Development Committee.


The Chapter Development Committee will then review the application and make a recommendation to the National Board of Directors

3. If the chapter is approved, steps below can be taken

  • Elect officers and composition of the board according to National’s Bylaws (note that sections of the Bylaws may be adjusted to fit the needs for the chapter).

  • Bylaws should be written using the enclosed sample bylaws as a guide.

  • After the election of the new slate of officers and bylaws have been adopted, these documentation(s) should be submitted to the AREAA National Office.

  • Federal and state filing to be administered by the National Office.

    If you think that AREAA could thrive and be beneficial to your community, reach out to AREAA National Chapter and Membership Manager, Jessica Yip at jyip@areaa.org to get the process started.