NAR Offers Relief on Business Tools During Crisis

March 27, 2020

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® CEO Bob Goldberg yesterday announced a sweeping program for association members that will give them access to an extensive number of new and existing business resources for free or at a discount.

Right Tools, Right Now.

The Right Tools, Right Now program originally launched during the Great Recession. Between March 2009 and December 2010, members accessed $54 million worth of business resources.

“The well-being of our members, their families, and their businesses is of paramount importance to NAR’s Leadership Team, myself, and our staff,” said Goldberg, who also issued a corresponding video announcement to NAR members. “At this time of unique need, I want NAR members to know we will continue to ensure every member has the tools and information they need to emerge from this crisis stronger and more prepared for their future.”

Educational courses and webinars offered at no cost include “Financial Tips During Challenging Times: A Business Survival Guide”; e-PRO certification courses, which help REALTORS® master advanced digital marketing techniques; and the 2020 Technology Trends webinar. There are also free commercial courses in financial modeling, leasing, and use of market data. Association staff will find free association management self-study courses.

NAR will update the list regularly.

“Over the past two weeks, we have seen the direct and often significant impact this crisis has had on our members in every aspect of their lives,” said 2020 NAR President Vince Malta, broker at Malta & Co. Inc., in San Francisco. “With that uncertainty hanging over all of our heads, NAR is striving to present solutions that will bring REALTORS® relief and allow them to continue living their lives and conducting business with as much normalcy as possible.”

In addition, NAR offers evolving guidance and analysis to help its 1.4 million members navigate the coronavirus situation. If members need help finding resources or have questions related to COVID-19 and real estate, NAR’s Member Support Team is ready to help. You can call NAR’s hotline at 1-800-874-6500 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Central Daylight Time, Monday to Friday.