NAR to Deliver Virtual Solutions for 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo

In Person Meetings Will Not Be Held as Scheduled

We are all watching the development of the coronavirus pandemic with uncertainty and serious concern.

On behalf of the NAR Leadership Team, CEO Bob Goldberg, and the NAR staff, your well-being and your business are of paramount importance to us at this unprecedented time.

Due to recent restrictions and recommendations implemented by the federal and Washington, D.C. governments, NAR will deliver previously-planned programming and committee meetings virtually.

With the Centers for Disease Control issuing guidance limiting discretionary travel and large gatherings, and the city of Washington, D.C. instituting a state of emergency to limit the spread of COVID-19, we will no longer hold the 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo in person from May 11-16 in Washington, D.C.

NAR also announced Wednesday that it will use the time from now until July 1 as a reset to implement new virtual opportunities for member participation within all of its meetings and events.

In addition, NAR noted it will be “putting members first” by focusing on enhancing and increasing member offerings that will directly help America’s 1.4 million REALTORS® navigate the coronavirus’ unprecedented impact on members’ personal lives and businesses.

NAR will provide virtual options to ensure the full governance of its organization can continue while designing a true virtual meeting and convention in place of the RLMTE.

The virtual experience will include, among other components:

  • Committee meetings
  • Key sessions
  • Elections
  • Coordination to secure alternate avenues for participation for state and local associations

Fees, Registration, and Hotel Accommodations

It is important to note that the majority of registrations had no fee, and will be cancelled. If you paid for the meetings, expo, pre-conference courses, or special events, your payment will be refunded in full.

If you reserved your hotel through NAR, your registration will be automatically cancelled; no deposits have been processed. Regarding your airfare, please contact your air carrier as soon as possible and seek a refund or credit.

Even though the news changes every hour and we’re practicing social distancing, please stay in touch with each other and offer your colleagues support.

No matter what we are facing, we are a team no matter where we are located. Together, we will get through this by sharing information and by following the best protocols for health and safety – both for us and for our clients and customers.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to bringing you and other members together virtually. Details on virtual meetings and dates will be forthcoming.

If you have any questions, please email NARLegislative@experient-inc.com or call 1-800-650-6893 (U.S./Canada) or 1-847-996-5826 (outside U.S./Canada). For refund information regarding WCR registrations and courses, please visit Women's Council of REALTORS®.

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