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What is GARD?


Great American Realtor Days (GARD) is held during Florida's Legislative session in Tallahassee.  Realtors visit the Capitol to meet with Legislators on pending real estate legislation.  

Relive Great American Realtor Day 2014

Enjoy this slideshow of photos featuring the events and people that made the day a huge success for Realtor and homeownership advocacy issues.

Great American Realtor Days 2015
The dates for GARD 2015 are March 3 and 4 (pending final approval for the Capitol Courtyard).  Download the Save the Date flyer.

Key Contacts

Key Contacts are a direct link to your local Legislator and Legislative visits are scheduled by local Association Key Contacts. 

Registration

The registration fee for 2015 is $50 for pre-registration and $55 for on-site registration.  This covers all materials and Talking Points, the Legislative Briefings, lunch on the Capitol Courtyard and the Adams Street Block Party.  On-site registration will take place at the Challenger Learning Center in downtown Tallahassee.  Check back soon for online registration options.

Transportation to Tallahassee

Florida Realtors will supplement Association transportation costs.  If your Association charters a bus to bring members to GARD, Florida Realtors will reimburse up to $500 of your Association's bus expense.  Download the Transportation Reimbursement Form.

Briefings

A pre-GARD Legislative issues briefing will take place the week before GARD.  Briefings will also be held at the Challenger Learning Center during GARD.

Parking and Shuttle Service

Parking will be available at the Leon County Civic Center with shuttle service to the Capitol and other event locations.  All events are within walking distance.  The shuttle will run continuously from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. on March 3 and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on March 4.

Courtyard Lunch

Come to the Capitol Courtyard on Wednesday, March 4 for a fun lunch.  Legislators and staff are invited.

Block Party

The Taste of Florida Block Party on Adams Street will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday evening, March 3.  Enjoy entertainment and fresh Florida food and drink favorites.

Food and drink stations are available for sponsorship by local Associations.  If your Association is interested in sponsoring a station, please complete the Sponsor Form.  A big thank you to our Block Party sponsors!

Questions?

If you have questions regarding Great American Realtor Days, please contact Suzanne Hughes in the Tallahassee Office of Public Policy at 850.224.1400, or suzanneh@floridarealtors.org.