About Us

Mission Statement

What’s a REALTOR®?

The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional, who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. REALTORS® may be involved in residential, commercial, agricultural, or investment real estate (to name just a few) as brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, developers, and real estate counselors—essentially in all aspects of the real estate industry.

Who We Are

The Orange County REALTORS® in Orange County, California, is a local association of the National Association of REALTORS® (the world’s largest professional association). OC REALTORS® provides services and resources to licensed real estate salespersons and brokers, appraisers, and affiliated service industries such as mortgage, title, and escrow.

While sometimes we’re confused by the general public as being a “REALTOR® office,” in which real estate agents sell properties, OC REALTORS® is best described as the place where licensed real estate professionals join as REALTORS® or subscribe to the Multiple Listing Service and receive the tools they need to become competent, ethical real estate practitioners in their respective real estate offices.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Orange County REALTORS® is to promote the REALTOR® Code of Ethics; to provide education, services and resources to our members; and to advocate the protection of real property rights. Please take a moment to look through our site and find out more about the Orange County REALTORS®.

OC REALTORS®' mission extends beyond providing exceptional service to our members. OC REALTORS® is committed to protecting REALTOR® interests and property rights through effective education and advocacy. OC REALTORS® maintains robust political relationships with our local, state, and federal officials in order to promote responsible policy. This influence positions our members to be the voice for real estate issues in Orange County and beyond.

Orange County REALTORS® is proud to have received the following awards and accolades.

  • 2019 Non-Profit of the Year Award from Assemblyman Bill Brough
  • 2019 Friend of Housing Award from Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce, Awarded to Dirissy Doan
  • 2019 Champions of Commerce Award from Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce
  • 2019 Budget Taxpayer Watchdog Award from OC Auditor Controller, Eric Woolery

Bylaws & Policies

The Bylaws are the “ground rules” by which the Association is governed – from the duties of its Chief Executive Officer to the responsibilities of the membership. Each year, the Association reviews its Bylaws to assure legal compliance, to include any mandated changes by either the California Association of REALTORS® or National Association of REALTORS® and to update sections as needed.

Orange County REALTORS® Bylaws

November 2021

The Association reviews its Bylaws to assure legal compliance, to include any mandated changes by the California Association of REALTORS® or National Association of REALTORS® and to update sections as needed.

The following amendments are proposed, the substance of which is in bold font and is posted on the Orange County REALTORS® website for members’ review. Review Proposed Bylaws Amendments

If you would like to ask questions or speak to the proposed changes, you are invited to attend the Board of Directors Meeting on November 9, 2021, 9:00 AM, in Newport Beach, CA.  

Contact Debby Ritter at debby@ocrealtors.org or (949) 586-6800 ext. 117 to sign up to attend the November 9, 2021 Board of Directors Meeting. You must sign up ahead of time with Debby Ritter to attend.

It is the policy of the Association that attendees at any event, meeting or other function sponsored, endorsed, sanctioned or promoted by the Association or its affiliates or others wherein the principal invitees are REALTORS®, shall comply with the policy of the Association concerning inappropriate conduct or unwanted touching.


General Conduct Policies
Inappropriate Conduct Policies
Complaint Hierarchy Chart


General and Individual Committee Policies
General Travel Policy
Committee Chair Agreement
OCR Director Agreement
OCR State Director Agreement


Social Media Policy
Marketing Meeting & Previews Facilitator Agreement and Policies
Marketing Meeting & Previews Dos & Dont's

Member Complaint Form


2021-2023 Strategic Plan
2021 Leadership Guide

Annual Report

As a member-based organization, it’s important that we maintain transparency on how we operate.

Access Annual Report

Leadership Guide

This leadership guide has been updated in June 2021 and briefs incoming leaders on their responsibilities and the resources available from OC REALTORS®.

Access Leadership Guide

2021-2023 Strategic Plan

Contacts & Locations

OC REALTORS® Laguna Hills

25552 La Paz Road
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone: (949) 586-6800
Fax: (949) 586-0382
MLS Fax: (949) 859-2278

In-Person Office Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm (Mon-Fri)

Virtual Office Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm (Mon-Fri)

General Questions: info@ocrealtors.org

OC REALTORS® Fountain Valley

10540 Talbert Avenue, Ste. 225 West
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Phone: (714) 375-9313
Fax: (714) 375-9322

In-Person Office Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm (Mon-Fri)

Virtual Office Hours
​​​​​​​8:00 am - 6:00 pm (Mon-Fri)