Our Story

of the Association



the Lafayette Real Estate Board began when several brokers united and joined the National Association of Real Estate Boards, agreeing to adopt and enforce the Code of Ethics and protect the use of the term REALTOR® in Lafayette.


Lafayette Board of REALTORS®

the Board changed its name to the Lafayette Board of REALTORS® (LBR). The organization worked hard to assist its REALTOR® members by making their daily tasks easier with standard forms and access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), which was launched in 1960. Ask any longtime member and they will surely remember coming by the office in the old Evangeline Hotel on Jefferson Street to pick up printed MLS sheets which would be added to their MLS book.


REALTOR® Association of Acadiana

the Lafayette Board of REALTORS® changed its name, once again, to reflect the economic growth of the area and the regional aspects of real estate. The new name, REALTOR® Association of Acadiana (RAA), is reflective of the organization’s growing jurisdiction and the six parishes it serves: Lafayette, Vermilion, Acadia, St. Martin, St. Landry, and Iberia


70th Anniversary

the RAA celebrated 70 years of service to its members and the real estate industry, recognizing the organization’s evolution of service and innovation. The goals laid out by the organization’s founders have not changed much over the last 70 years – be a united front to advocate for home ownership rights, promote high standards for members by strict adherence to the Code of Ethics, and providing high levels of service to REALTOR® members



the RAA is proud to be the 3rd largest local association in the state of Louisiana.  The association currently services more than 1,750 REALTORS® and over 150 affiliate members.