NAR membership is climbing back toward the 1 million mark again. After dropping to a low for the year of 963,478 in February, membership climbed to 997,148 in May.
The number of Realtors broached the 1 million mark in April 2004, soaring along with housing prices and sales to a peak of 1.37 million in October 2006.
NAR membership dropped below the 1 million in January 2012, bottoming out at 963,455 in March of that year. Source: realtor.org.