WASHINGTON (March 18, 2020) – Due to recent restrictions and recommendations implemented by the federal and Washington, D.C. governments, the National Association of Realtors® announced Wednesday that it 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.
The nation’s largest trade association 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
- Coordination to secure alternate avenues for participation for state and local associations
Payment and Refunds
- Registration: The majority of registrations required no fee and will be cancelled. Individuals who paid for the meetings, expo, pre-conference courses or special events will be automatically refunded in full.
- Hotel: Those who reserved a hotel through NAR will have registration automatically cancelled; no deposits have been processed.
- Airfare: Please contact your air carrier as soon as possible and seek a refund or credit.
NAR looks forward to bringing members and participants together with engaging technology. Details on virtual meetings and dates will be forthcoming.
The National Association of Realtors® is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.4 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
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