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Real Estate Research Online: Professional Organizations

This guide was created in conjunction with the PBI program "Conducting Legal Research Online (How to Use the Internet for Real Estate) and has been edited to include new information.

Real Estate Attorneys

ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

Some features require membership but most publications have at least some issues/articles available for free:

Legal Education & Uniform Laws Group (ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law)

American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL)

Pennsylvania Bar Association: Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section

Delaware State Bar Association: Real & Personal Property Section

  • Links to tax parcel information & Recorder of Deeds offices for all Delaware counties
  • Also links to Delaware Code

 

Other Real Estate Professionals

Appraisal Institute

Professional organization for Real Estate Appraisers. Some materials are limited to members but others are available to the public:

National Association of Realtors

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Professional association for licenses architects

American Planning Association

Professional organization for certified community planners. Many publications are limited to members only but some items are freely available:

Construction Management Association of America

Professional association for construction managers.

Real Estate Trade Organizations

  • links to 17 different organizations who have partnered with the Real Estate Roundtable, a trade group for principals in the commercial real estate industry