The Warren Area Board of REALTORS ( WABOR ) was founded in 1917 and serves approximately 325 REALTOR and nearly 60 Affiliate Member companies. WABOR is one of approximately 53 local Boards of REALTORS in the state of Ohio. The membership of WABOR is comprised of licensed real estate agents and licensed brokers who are dues-paying members ; affiliate members who are engaged in some aspect of the real estate industry and also pay dues ( i.e., banks, title companies and inspection companies ), and non-profit community organizations who do not pay dues ( i.e., Consumer Credit Counseling, Contact Community Services, United Way, etc. ). WABOR exists to effectively and efficiently respond to the needs of its constituent members by protecting and enhancing the rights and capabilities of its members to conduct their business ; enabling the public in a competent and ethical manner ; and fostering a favorable real estate environment.