SMDRA provides programs, services, & advocacy to empower the business success & professionalism of our REALTOR® & Business Partner members
The South Metro Denver REALTOR® Association, abbreviated SMDRA, is a professional organization for real estate professionals who sell real property and businesses that work in the real estate industry. SMDRA provides a variety of services to its members including education and professional development, legislative representation, networking opportunities, access to tools and resources, as well as membership in the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). SMDRA is the second largest local real estate association in Colorado, currently with an all-time high membership of 4000+ serviced throughout the Denver metro area. SMDRA also has approximately 315+ Business Partner members in real estate related business who serve as our trusted Business Partners.
Members who hold the title REALTOR® are licensed real estate professionals who choose to voluntarily subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics that is above and beyond the law. The word REALTOR® is a registered trademark that can only be used by members of a local, state and national association of REALTORS®. People who do not subscribe to the strict Code of Ethics are not members of a REALTOR® association and are simply real estate licensees.
Our organization originally began in 1945 when the Englewood Board of REALTORS® was approved by the National Association of Real Estate Boards and had only 8 male members. Carl Hall was elected as the first President. The purpose of the organization was “to unite the real estate men of the community for the purpose of protecting and advancing real estate interests”.
In 1958, the name changed to Englewood / Littleton Board of REALTORS® and in 1969 to the South Suburban Board of REALTORS®. The ground breaking of the current building was held in 1979 and completed in 1980. Finally, in 1992, just as the building was expanded to keep up with growing education and membership demands, the name was changed to the South Metro Denver REALTOR® Association, or ‘SMDRA’ as many fondly know it as today.