About Norwegian Association of Real Estate Agents (NEF)


Norwegian Association of Real Estate Agents (NEF) is a national organization for real estate agents founded on 12 December 1932.

80% of all private real estate sold in Norway is done through an real estate agent who is a member of NEF. (MNEF)

NEF is growing

NEF has 2,860 members (Dec. 2016), all of which are also automatically associated with one of the ten local associations. The Association’s service office keeps members informed about all matters of interest in promoting professional qualifications.

Our members are:

  • Real estate agents with a professional education and at least 2 years of practice
  • Persons who have passed a real estate examination administered by the Finance Supervisory Authority (Finanstilsynet).
  • Lawyers licensed to practice real estate
  • Lawyers with 2 years experience and permission from the Financial Supervisory Authority (Finanstilsynet)
  • People who have received approval from the Finance Supervisory Authority (Finanstilsynet) to use the title  real estate agents

Education and Politics

Norwegian Association of Real Estate Agents facilitates continuing education for its members and the rest of the real estate industry. Norwegian Association of Real Estate Agents is also  actively involved in housing policy issues.


The magazine “Eiendomsmegleren” (The real estate agent) is an important tool  for keeping NEF members updated on developments in their profession. In addition, NEF’s continuing education activities.

Ethics Committee

The Association’s Ethics Committee develops and promulgates a set of ethical guidelines which all NEF members are obliged to follow.

The Complaints Board for real estate agents services, see www.eiendomsmeglingsnemnda.no

NEF is a member of other Nordic and international real estate organizations.

Mr. Kurt F. Buck is Chairman of the board of NEF. Mr. Carl O. Geving is CEO of NEF.

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Act relating to Estate Agency Activities

Regulations relating to Estate Agency Activities

Key figures in the norwegian real estate market