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NAR Relaunches 'Right Tools, Right Now' to Help Realtors Face Coronavirus's Impacts

March 30 2020

Program from 2009-10 being revived to offer resources and guidance to NAR members during COVID-19 crisis

CHICAGO (March 27, 2020) -- The National Association of Realtors announced the return of its 'Right Tools, Right Now' program, which will make numerous business-critical resources immediately available to all of the association's 1.4 million members at reduced or no cost. Originating in response to the financial crisis, nearly one million Realtors® accessed $54 million worth of similar NAR products and services between March 2009 and December 2010. In light of the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, NAR is re-engaging the program in an effort to support its members through trying times.

"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 NAR CEO Bob Goldberg, who also issued a corresponding video announcement to NAR members. "Effective immediately, I would like to announce that NAR is re-launching the Right Tools, Right Now program for all members – agents and brokers. This initiative, which was activated in 2009 in another time of unique need, will make new and existing NAR products and services immediately available to Realtors® at reduced or no cost. I want NAR members to know we will continue fighting so every Realtor® has the tools and information they need to emerge from this crisis stronger and more prepared for their future."

Among the resources now widely available, members can access webinars with tips for managing finances in uncertain times; educational resources to build or hone professional skills; and a free copy of the widely used Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.

"Over the past two weeks, we have seen the direct and often significant impact this crisis has had on our members," said NAR President Vince Malta, broker at Malta & Co., Inc., in San Francisco, CA. "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."

Visit this link to view a full collection of the programs and resources available to members through RTRN. The page will be updated regularly. In addition, NAR is offering evolving guidance to help its 1.4 million members navigate the coronavirus crisis.

The National Association of Realtors® is America's largest trade association, representing more than 1.4 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.