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Florida Realtors and NAR Announce Virtual Conventions

The show must go on(line). Florida Realtors’ virtual convention gives each member a free chance to hear master educators and get updates on today’s hot real estate issues.

ORLANDO, Fla. – The show must go on … line.

Florida Realtors and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) announced this week that their 2020 conventions will go virtual and be conducted exclusively online.

While an in-person event will be missed, a virtual convention gives each Florida Realtors member a chance to attend the event at no cost. Florida Realtors Convention & Trade Expo will be held Aug. 26-27.

Information shared at Florida Realtors’ convention creates a bedrock for future success. How will COVID-19 impact the state’s real estate market this fall, next year and possibly forever? Will a buyers’ market start to emerge? How does the new Florida law on emotional-support animals work? What legal problems are cropping up for brokers – and how can they be avoided?

“We understand that many had looked forward to attending (the convention) in person, however, your 2020 Leadership Team feels that member safety must come first,” Florida Realtors President Barry Grooms wrote in an email. “We will miss seeing you all in person but look forward to a time in the future where we will gather and celebrate how precious life is and how incredibly our industry faired during this horrible time.”

More virtual convention details will be unveiled within the next few weeks.

NAR convention

NAR announced that its 2020 Realtors Conference & Expo, originally scheduled for Nov. 13-16 in New Orleans, will also transition to a fully virtual format.

“Uncertainty has in many ways defined 2020,” says NAR President Vince Malta. “While positive indicators begin to show our economy is rebounding and treatment options for COVID-19 are proving more effective, so much remains unknown about this virus and the circumstances we will face as a nation come this fall. In order to prioritize the health and safety of our members, staff, and sponsors, NAR looks forward to hosting a fully virtual Realtors Conference & Expo this November.”

NAR says that it will also announce convention details in the near future, including registration information. The virtual format will allow the association’s full governance processes to proceed normally. The convention will include educational speakers, livestreamed content, networking opportunities and an industry expo.

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