About Us

The Greater Fairfield Board of REALTORS® is a professional trade organization in Fairfield County, Connecticut comprised of hundreds of real estate specialists engaged in residential sales and leasing, commercial sales and leasing, property management, appraisal, consultation, land development, and more. We are a collective of dedicated professionals and the foremost voice of the real estate industry in our local area. We empower our members to protect, preserve, and advance the right to real property for all.

Our History

The Greater Fairfield Board of REALTORS® received our charter from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® in 1960. In 1973 we purchased the Lt. Issac Jennings homestead, now our Board Office, which was the first house burned by the British on July 7, 1779 and the first to be rebuilt. Still today, one can see the remains of what was once a flourishing grapevine. The interior still features its original slanted doors, hardwood floors, fixtures, and fireplaces that remind us of our cherished American history.

Realtor Holding a Sold Sign From Fairfield MLSThe GFBOR first began as the Fairfield Board of REALTORS®, and our Board Office housed the printing shop for the Fairfield Multiple Listing Service. Listings of properties were printed three nights during the week, and the next morning members would pull into the parking lot and pick up their copies in the "mailroom". As our membership grew, we became the Greater Fairfield Board of REALTORS®. After the advent of the computer, our printing shop was no longer needed, and today members have the option to belong to several outside MLS services and utilizing the latest industry technology.

The GFBOR has been involved with our community through our many years of service. Some of our projects included: renovating the train station, a prom for seniors at the Senior Center, awarding over $110,000 in scholarships to 65 students, half marathon sponsor for the Burn Unit, painted local fences for our Huck Finn Day, donated the Sherman Green bus shelter, sponsor of the Special Olympics, participated in the town's Reenactment at Town Hall, held a Pride in Our Homes contest for Fairfield properties for the past 26 years, held CPR courses for our members, planted dogwoods throughout town, sponsored school essay contest on private property rights, establishing and maintaining several neighborhood Pocket Parks and plantings, and participation in legislative issues regarding private property and securing a path to homeownership for all.

Our Mission Statement

We are dedicated to providing leadership to REALTORS® by offering services and education to our members, upholding ethical and professional standards, advocating for the preservation of real property rights and homeownership for all, fostering a strong sense of community and giving back to our local neighborhoods.