This is an amazing opportunity to experience some national conference level events… all at no cost with registration! If you’re finding it hard to decipher what to watch, here is a nifty list provided by our NAR political liaison Kristian Hoysradt. Next week, we have three significant, streamed Conference Sessions at 11a, 12p and 1p from Tuesday – Thursday (details below).
Tuesday, May 12
NAR 360 @ 11:00 – 12:00pm ET
Broadcast Link: https://2020.legislative.realtor/nar-2020/nar360
Details NARs leadership team will address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the real estate industry specifically addressing ways in which NAR has been at the forefront of helping its members through these troubling times. Learn where to get detailed information, both during the conference and after, using resources on NARs website.
Federal Legislative & Political Forum featuring Former Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) & Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) @ 12:00 – 1:00pm ET
Details: 55th mayor of the City of Chicago and former White House Chief of Staff for President Obama, Rahm Emanuel, and 55th New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, make a powerhouse duo to discuss the current political climate. With decades of political experience, Emanuel and Christie both know the mindset and vision of in-the-moment White House policies, and what we can expect from the campaign trail in the months to come. They bring their executive experience and engaging speaking styles to the stage, taking take stock of the current administration, the upcoming election, and the most pressing issues of today and tomorrow.
Regulatory Issues Forum @ 1:00 – 2:00pm ET
Details: The Regulatory Issues Forum for the 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings will focus on legislative and regulatory responses to the COVID-19 public health crisis with remarks from key administration officials, including U.S. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia, and Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza*. Each official will provide relevant and timely updates from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and the Small Business Administration (SBA) respectively, including information about resources and support for REALTORS®. *Administrator Carranza’s remarks will be provided via a pre-recorded video exclusively for the REALTOR® audience. This session will be streamed to our virtual platform and broadcast to Facebook Live and YouTube.
Wednesday, May 13
NAR General Session @ 11:00 – 12:00am ET
Broadcast Link: https://2020.legislative.realtor/nar-2020/general-session
Details: Featuring Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) & U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) Stream NAR’s Annual Midyear General Session
Residential Economic Issues & Trends Forum @ 12:00 – 1:00pm ET
Details: Lawrence Yun, PhD, NAR Chief Economist will talk about market turbulence from COVID-19, where the economy is heading in 2020, and what this means for the residential real estate.
Real Property Valuation Forum: What’s Going on with Appraisals? @ 1:00 – 2:00pm ET
Details: Panelists will discuss how technology was changing real estate appraisals and valuations prior to the COVID 19 crisis and how things stand today in the crisis. This session will be streamed to our virtual platform and broadcast to Facebook Live and YouTube. Registration is complimentary but required in the virtual platform. Please see the Registration page for more information.
Thursday, May 14
Finding Peace in Turbulent Times @ 11:00 – 12:00pm ET
Details: Session on keeping calm and focused in today’s environment.
Business Strategies that Meet the Moment @ 12:00 – 1:00pm ET
Details: Brian Buffini, founder and chairman of Buffini & Company, New York Times best selling author, and host of the weekly “Brian Buffini Show” podcast, will look at how this unprecedented pandemic is affecting agents economically, the state of the real estate market, and where the consumer is right now emotionally and psychologically. He will examine what he calls “the rolling start” on how states are likely to reopen and how the real estate industry will bounce back. According to Brian, recovery will look a lot like a NASCAR race, a rolling start, where you first take care of the crash site, then slowly move forward one car at a time until everyone is back up to full speed. Finally, Brian will introduce the strategies designed to get real estate agents up to speed with meaningful weekly tasks aimed to take care of yourself, take care of your customers, and take care of business. You won’t want to miss this important session with Brian Buffini.
Getting Your Financial House in Order: Evaluating Your Finances in a Crisis @ 1:00 – 2:00pm ET
Details: Many Americans are finding financial advice from creditable sources tailored to these challenging times. What about independent contractors? Discover unique financial tips specifically geared for REALTORS®. Hear from Leigh Brown, a best-selling author, an award-winning educator, influencer and REALOR®; who will provide you with an in-depth action plan on financial tactics that you can utilize now.
Region 1 Caucus (New England) @ 4:30 – 6:00pm ET
Details: Hosted by Region 1 (CT, MA, ME,. NH, RI, VT) NAR Regional Vice President Gene Fercodini