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The first 180 registered attendees for the 2017 Communication Directors Institute will be reimbursed up to $1,000 (for travel, hotel and meal expenses). NAR will only offer this stipend for 2017 and for only one staff member per local or state REALTOR® association.

Attendees must follow the NAR Member Travel Policy and Expense Report procedures.

Reimbursable Expenses

Below is the list of member travel reimbursable expenses permitted by the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR qualifies the following expenses as reimbursable for members traveling on behalf of the Association:

  • Airline/Rail Transportation
  • Car Rental (In certain circumstances approved in advance)
  • Use of Personal Cars-Mileage and Parking
  • Taxis/Public Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Meals & Incidentals

Expenses for reimbursement must be recorded on NAR's Member Expense Report.

The form must include:

  • your name
  • your e-mail and mailing addresses
  • date(s) of travel
  • business purpose
  • committee/task force (Communication Directors Institute)
  • staff executive (Cole Henry)
  • your signature.

The completed form and all applicable receipts must be submitted electronically to NAR for approval via e-mail to or fax at (312) 284-4833. Please note that the expense report form should be completed by typing in all information (instead of handwriting) for automatic calculation of expense totals and for faster processing of reimbursements.

NOTE: The Association will not reimburse expenses which are not in compliance with this policy or IRS requirements. Exceptions are approved at the Treasurer’s discretion. If discrepancies are noted on the expense report, the staff executive will contact the member to resolve the issue. If there are special circumstances, instructions on how to resubmit expense item’ to NAR's Treasurer, care of the NAR Comptroller, will be provided upon request.


In accordance with company policy and IRS requirements, receipts are required for all expenditures equal to or greater than $75. All receipts are required for air travel, lodging costs and car rentals regardless of amount. Members are strongly encouraged to submit receipts for all expenditures with their expense report, where possible.


All expenses must be submitted on ONE expense report, along with required receipts, within 30 days of the completed trip and by July 30, 2017. Once an expense report is submitted via e-mail or fax, it must be approved by a staff executive. After approval, it is submitted to NAR Finance for processing. NAR Finance will then process the reimbursement for payment within five business days.


For questions about Communication Directors Institute programming, contact Cole Henry by email at or by phone at (202) 383-1290.