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The Voice of Real Estate in Ruidoso and Lincoln County

Chartered in 1953 as the Ruidoso Board of REALTORS®, RLCAR is a not-for-profit professional trade association, with over 200 members pledged to uphold a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.  RLCAR is an association of professional REALTORS® who work cooperatively to advance the industry and actively support the community and people they serve.

The service area of RLCAR as granted by the National Association of REALTORS® is all of Lincoln County, New Mexico. Cities include Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs, Alto, Nogal, Carrizozo, White Oaks, Corona, Capitan, Lincoln, Glencoe, San Patricio, Hondo, Tinnie, Arabela and Picacho.


To enhance the professionalism, conduct, ethics and image of the Ruidoso/Lincoln County Association of REALTORS'® members, and to be an advocate for the public's real estate property rights and interest.

The local association is the most visible and best-known
component of the REALTOR® organization

It is at this level that members can actively participate on a regular basis and contribute to achieve common goals to better the industry.

The following list of activities provides a partial picture of a local association's function:

  • Provides the organization, administration, and execution of REALTOR® policy.

  • Provides a headquarters or "place" for REALTORS® to discuss plans and to implement policy in which they are in agreement.

  • Elects its leadership and selects its staff to execute final decisions.

  • Grants use of the term REALTOR® to eligible members and ensures proper use of the term.

  • Provides educational meetings and seminars on real estate topics.

  • Enforces the NAR Code of Ethics and provides an arbitration process for contractual disputes between REALTORS® and between REALTORS® and their clients. (A professional standards committee is charged with such responsibility, subject to provisions of the bylaws.)

  • Is the collective voice of all its members, by virtue of electing -- through democratic processes -- its officers and directors, by appointing REALTORS® to its committees, by having membership meetings, and by entertaining suggestions and complaints.

  • Provides training in public service and organized real estate through service on committees and in elective positions.

  • Provides, through tested and proven service on the local association level, an opportunity for service on the state and national level.

  • Organizes and maintains the important function of cooperative business practices, such as a Multiple Listing Service.

A local REALTOR® association can be a great force for the public welfare of any community, and it can be a tremendous service to and on behalf of its REALTOR® members.

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