WASHINGTON (March 5, 2020) – The National Association of Realtors® today announced that it will not hold two conferences scheduled to take place in California later this month. NAR’s Joint AE Institute (March 13-16 in San Diego) and REALTOR® Broker Summit (March 31-April 1 in Los Angeles) will not be held as planned in response to coronavirus concerns, particularly those emerging on the West Coast of the United States.
California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency yesterday after the state’s first death connected to coronavirus. As of Wednesday, March 4, the state reported more than 50 confirmed cases across 12 counties.
NAR is considering alternatives and potential avenues through which to reschedule, relocate or redesign these conferences later in 2020.
In an effort to help its 1.4 million members respond to the virus' potential impact on the real estate industry, NAR prepared Realtor®-specific guidance while also offering assistance to state and local Realtor® associations addressing the issue in their own communities