National Association of Realtors
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® was founded as the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges on May 12, 1908, at the YMCA Auditorium in Chicago, Il.
Real Estate Board
The Real Estate (Dealers & Developers) Act, and the establishment of the Real Estate Board represent the culmination of several attempts to bring order to the conduct of real estate business. This was necessary to protect members of the public who use the services of real estate dealers to purchase property or who contract with private land and housing developers for the acquisition of units in housing schemes.
The establishment of the NLA is the result of the Public Sector Modernisation Programme of the Government of Jamaica. It brings together the core land information functions of Government under one roof, and includes: Land Titles; Surveys & Mapping; Land Valuation & Estate (Crown Land) Management. This merger enables the Government to build on the synergy of these combined functions and create a modern national land (spatial) information system to support sustainable development.
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is an Executive Agency that became operational on April 1, 2001. NEPA represents a merger between the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA), the Town Planning Department (TPD) and the Land Development and Utilization Commission (LDUC). The Agency results from the work of the Government of Jamaica Public Sector Modernization Programme (PSMP). The aim of the merger is to integrate environmental, planning and sustainable development policies and programmes and to improve customer service.
To meet the local needs of the citizens of Kingston & St. Andrew by providing effective and efficient services to enhance their quality of life.
RealtyServer Systems Inc.
RealtyServer Systems Inc. offers complete online and offline MLS® systems for both computers and hand held devices.
Courses in Real Estate are available at the University of Technology, Jamaica. These are as follows:
Diploma in Land Economy and Valuation Surveying (for Real Estate Dealers) - three (3) years full-time or four (4) years part-time. Branches of practice - Sales, Rentals, Leases, Property Management, Appraisals and Auctioneering.
Real Estate Dealers' Course #160H - six (6) months part-time. Branches of practice - Sales, Rentals, Leases and Auctioneering.
Real Estate Salesman's Course #100H - four (4) weeks full-time. Branches of practice - Sales, Rentals and Leases.
Property Management Course #55H - two (2) months, one (1) day per week.
B.Sc. in Land Economy and Valuation Surveying - four (4) years full-time.
The National Housing Trust (NHT) was established in 1976 through an amendment to the National Insurance Act of 1976. We are entrusted with the mission of increasing and enhancing the stock of available housing in Jamaica as well as providing financial assistance to the most needy of our Contributors who wish to build, to buy or to repair their homes.
This is achieved through the development and implementation of policies and legislation relating to the housing sector and the provision of security of tenure through purchase and sale of land for housing development, the handing over of infrastructure to relevant authorities, marketing of housing solutions, compliance of mortgages, Local Improvement Community Amenities Project, issues of the divestment of housing schemes and the maintenance and repairs to Hagley Park Road and government-owned houses and apartments.
Real Estate Guide
The Jamaica Real Estate Guide is the only magazine that serves the Jamaican Real Estate Marketplace. The Jamaica Real Estate Guide is a bi-monthly real estate shopping guide showcasing real estate listings in an attractive, full colour, glossy magazine-size format that is easy and pleasing to read by any prospective
buyer and seller. Home sellers who list with a Dealer will be delighted to see their property in attractive full colour pictorials in a clean, reader-friendly format. Home buyers will find that the shopping around process is easier with most available properties and dealer information in one place.
Ministry of Housing
The Ministry of Transport and Works was formed on September 14, 2007 ending its association with the Ministry of Water and Housing which dated back to March 31, 2006. This is the second occasion that the Ministry is so known as between January 1998 and March, 2006 it carried that moniker.