The coronavirus continues to cause cancellations around the world and close to home. The National Association of Realtors said it will not hold two conferences scheduled to take place in California later in March.

NAR’s Joint AE Institute (March 13-16 in San Diego) and REALTOR® Broker Summit (March 31-April 1 in Los Angeles) will not be held as planned in response to coronavirus concerns, particularly those emerging on the West Coast of the United States.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency yesterday after the state’s first death connected to coronavirus. As of Wednesday, March 4, the state reported more than 50 confirmed cases across 12 counties, according to a NAR news release.

NAR is considering alternatives and potential avenues through which to reschedule, relocate or redesign these conferences later in 2020.

In an effort to help its 1.4 million members respond to the virus’ potential impact on the real estate industry, NAR prepared Realtor®-specific guidance while also offering assistance to state and local Realtor® associations addressing the issue in their own communities, the news release added.

NAR will announce decisions about additional upcoming events as those determinations are made in the coming weeks.

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.

Source: NAR