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The Houston Association of Realtors has surpassed the Long Island Board of Realtors in New York as the largest local Realtor board in the country, according to a Monday announcement. By the latest count, Houston's Realtor group had 23,354 total members, or 118 more than the Long Island board. In third place was the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors Inc., with 13,439 members. Other large local Realtor groups include: Chicago Association of Realtors Inc. (12,963 members); MetroTex Association of Realtors Inc. in Dallas (12,258 members); Pacific West Association of Realtors in Anaheim, Calif. (11,586 members); Mainstreet Organization of Realtors in Downers Grove, Ill. (11,344 members); Realtor Association of Miami-Dade County Inc. in Miami (11,219 members); and the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors in Fairfax, Va. (10,788 members). The Houston group's membership represents about 29.1 percent of total Realtor membership in Texas (80,119 Realtors) as of July 2009,...