May + June 2020: Business as Usual Means Adapting to Meet Member Needs in Unusual Circumstances
During these unprecedented times, we are all faced with changing circumstances on a daily – sometimes hourly – basis. What remains constant, though, is our ability as an industry to adapt in the face of change and our efforts as an association to support your business needs. Nowhere is this better reflected than in NVAR’s response as an association to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the world around us has changed, we remain steadfast in our commitment to you.
Locally at NVAR, as well as at the state and national levels, your staff teams have not skipped a beat in ensuring that your business needs are met, your calls and emails are answered and your concerns are addressed.
Our legislative teams at the local, state and national levels are working tirelessly on your behalf, not only for your continued ability to transact business, but also to ensure access to extended unemployment benefits for Realtors® as independent contractors. Thanks to their lobbying efforts, you can continue to safely show homes, sign contracts and record transactions.
Since mid-March, our virtual workplace has been operating full-time to deliver membership and lockbox services, enhanced communications, continuing education, and top-quality programming. Committee and forum members are meeting, strategic planning and initiatives are on track; in short, the only thing that’s changed is our physical presence in Fairfax and Herndon. Instead, our multiple home office locations throughout the DMV are “online for business” and ready to serve you!
In fact, at NVAR, we are going beyond the basics to bring you virtual events featuring elected officials, nationally-recognized speakers and renowned subject-matter experts. Check out our webinar recordings at NVAR.com/OnlineLearning to view programs that you may have missed. And be sure to read our emails, follow us on social media and visit our website to learn about upcoming opportunities.
Rest assured that while our circumstances may be unusual, at NVAR it is business as usual when it comes to meeting the needs of our members – and business reimagined as we forge ahead to deliver value and Take You Further in new and exciting ways.
Ryan Conrad, CAE, CIPS, RCE, e-Pro
NVAR Chief Executive Officer