Great American Realtor Days, or GARD, is held during Florida's Legislative Session in Tallahassee. Realtors visit the Capitol to meet with legislators on pending real estate legislation.
Realtor Days 2017
The Florida Legislative Session begins on March 7, 2017. Realtor Days will be March 27 – 29, 2017. Click here to download the full schedule and event information flyer.
Meetings with Legislators
Hill visits take place throughout Great American Realtor Days and are based on when Key Contacts are able to schedule appointments. View the Legislator Visit appointment calendar here.
Registration is $50 in advance and $55 on-site. The fee covers all materials, Talking Points, Legislative Briefing, lunch and the Block Party. Online registration has ended. On-site registration is available in Tallahassee at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.
A pre-GARD briefing will be available online prior to the event. Check back for details.
The live briefing will take place 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center on March 28 during GARD.
An open house reception is scheduled at the Florida Realtors Office of Public Policy on Monday, March 27 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. for all registrants.
Lunch will be available for all participants in the Exhibit Hall of the Civic Center on March 28.
A section of Adams Street in downtown Tallahassee will be reserved for the annual Florida Realtors street party on March 28. Enjoy fresh Florida food and drink favorites. If your local Board or Association would like to sponsor a food or drink station, please complete and submit the Block Party Sponsor Form
Thank you to all of the Block Party Sponsors!
- Exit Realty SW Florida
- Gainesville-Alachua County Association of Realtors
- Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors
- Greater Tampa Realtors
- Naples Area Board of Realtors
- New Smyrna Beach Board of Realtors
- Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors
- Orlando Regional Realtor Association
- Pensacola Association of Realtors
- Realtors Association of Lake & Sumter Counties
- Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association
The Tallahassee Young Professionals Network (YPN) invites everyone to join them at the Southern Public House, just two blocks east of Adams Street, for an after-party following the Block Party. YPN After Party information here
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.
Parking and Shuttle Service
Parking will be available at the Civic Center with shuttle service to the Capitol and other event locations. All events are within walking distance. The shuttle will run continuously from 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. on March 28, and from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on March 29.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org