Mission, Vision and History

Mission and Vision

The mission of GNIAR is to help our members be productive in their business and achieve ongoing profitability through targeted education and ethical and professional standards. We are the visible voice for the real estate interests of the communities in Northwest Indiana.

GNIAR uses its mission to advocate a vision of the future that is in its members and neighbors best interests. We strive to maintain an influential presence within its professional, regional and economical community to be a recognized source of information relative to regional economics, community dynamics and real estate market statistics.


The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of REALTORS® (GNIAR) was formed in January 1995 through a merger of the Northwest Indiana, Duneland, South Lake County and Jasper-Newton Associations of REALTORS®, which were originally chartered in 1921.



About Us

Welcome to the home for Greater Northwest Indiana Association of REALTORS®. Thank you for visiting our site.

While, GNIAR is a member driven Association, we strive to be the voice for real estate in Northwest Indiana. Not only do we provide public access to the GNIAR Multiple Listing Service, but we hope to become your resource for all things real estate related from finding a REALTOR® to seeing the latest market reports.

GNIAR represents more than 1,800 members in nearly 500 offices in Lake, Porter, Jasper, Newton, Starke and Pulaski Counties. We also serve several hundred from LaPorte County, IN; Cook County, IL and Southwestern Michigan. Who belongs to GNIAR you may ask? Well, primarily real estate brokers, managing brokers and appraisers. We also have what we call Affiliate members composed of lenders, title companies, inspection firms, insurance agencies and other businesses involved in real estate transactions.

Our members represent all aspects of real estate from residential to real estate development. GNIAR is only the local component of belonging to a REALTOR® Association. Our members are also part of the Indiana Association of REALTORS® (IAR – 14,000+ members) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), which has more than one million members.

Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.