|The National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors today passed new advocacy and MLS policies; approved the 2021 budget and funded important legislative and legal programs; ushered in the next slate of association leadership, and honored long-time leaders. And they did it all virtually at a meeting that capped off the 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings.
NAR CEO Bob Goldberg captured the tenor of the meetings, quoting rocker Frank Zappa: “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible,” he said. “We have certainly deviated from the norm and we have certainly had progress.” In fact, more than 28,000 members registered for this year’s meetings. In a typical year, 9,000 to 10,000 members attend the Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C., in May.
Goldberg also reported that 108,000 members had taken advantage of NAR’s new Right Tools, Right Now program, providing free or discounted programs and services to members for a total of $12 million in value. Included in the program is the Members Telehealth benefit, available until May 31: two free months of telemedicine. Goldberg said 30,000 members had already enrolled.
Here’s a summary of board actions: