Excited for the upcoming 2023 NAR Legislative Meetings?  Thank you for joining thousands of your peers next week. We want to make sure that you enjoy the meetings as much as possible.

Below you will see the some resources available to help guide you through the meetings and connect with your fellow MetroTexans during the week.

Feel free to utilize these resources and we are looking forward to seeing you all at NAR and again thanks for your service to our industry.

Know before you go…

Be sure to review your registration and hotel accommodations to ensure your dates match!  You want make sure you arrive at the correct hotel (some have similar names) AND that your reservation is actually on the day you’re booked to arrive!  (Lessons learned from those that haven’t…)

Download the NAR App!

For the latest updates on meetings, locations, special events, etc. be sure to download the 2023 Legislative Meeting app…NAR Legislative 23.  Be sure to fill out your Profile, and include “MetroTex” as your association so we know you’re there!

Need to Reach Out to Other MetroTex Attendees?

If you’d like to reach out with a quick message on something exciting you’ve seen, or have a question you think someone else might be able to answer for you, be sure to participate in the MetroTex “Group Me” provided just for MetroTex members.  (This is optional and not a requirement!)  Learn how to Access the APP.

Upon Arrival…Check-in!

Be sure to stop by the designated NAR registration area. At Registration, you’ll pick up your name badge, any appropriate ribbon(s) to show off your credentials, event tickets and hard copies of the conference schedule if needed. Also, this year you’ll be receiving a “Riding with the Brand” T-shirt!  Feel free to ask questions or purchase additional tickets for lunches, special events, etc.

Chart Your Route…

Read through the information you receive at registration and determine your route for the days to follow. There are a mix of classes, informational sessions, networking opportunities, and committee meetings!  You won’t be able to attend everything, so find your passion and enjoy your conference!

Activities Along the Way:

Committee meetings:  Attend any or all of the committee meetings that capture your attention. While attending meetings, you are welcome to sit anywhere on the perimeter, as table seating is reserved for committee members.  Feel free to raise your hand or go to the microphone to make a comment, as the Chairs often recognize and welcome visitor input.  When you do, please state your name and your association prior to your question or comment.  Reminder:  If a vote is taken, only Committee members may vote!

Time for a break:  Please visit the Tradeshow!  This is another great way to meet people, learn from vendors, and relax!

Evening events:  Be sure to review the MANY receptions taking place during the evenings and get tickets in advance.  These events combine the opportunity to meet new people and greet old friends, often while enjoying a beverage and appetizers.   (Events do sell out, so purchase your tickets in advance online or as available, at the NAR Registration Table.

Riding With the Brand Block Party:  One of the greatest highlights of the NAR Legislative Conference is usually attending a meeting with your member of Congress, and this year starts an all-new tradition to make those visits easier!  The REALTOR® Block Party, taking place on Tuesday, May th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at National Park, will bring all members and their legislators together to enjoy networking, food, entertainment, and fellowship in a location boasting with history and room for all!  (Dress attire is comfortable and casual!  Purses larger than a clutch must be clear plastic.)

Other Meetings of Interest

Sunday, May 7th:
8:00am – 9:30am   –   Federal Legislative & Political Forum
9:30am – 10:40am   –   Mega Board Forum
10:50am – 11:30am   –   Leadership Forum Wrap-up
4:00pm – 5:30pm   –   Leadership & Advocacy Scoop
5:30pm – 7:00pm   –   MetroTex Welcome Reception (MetroTex Members Only)

Monday, May 8th:
8:00am – 9:00am   –   General Session
10:00am – 11:30am   –   Regulatory Issues Forum
10:00am – 6:00pm   –  REALTOR® Tradeshow
11:30am – 2:30pm   –   Riding with the Brand Party Luncheon
2:00pm – 3:00pm   –   Eligible Candidates Forum 2024
3:00pm – 5:00pm   –   Monday Opening Cocktail Reception
5:00pm – 8:00pm   –   RPAC Hall of Fame Induction (By Invitation)
6:00pm – 8pm   –   Commercial Reception

Tuesday, May 9th:
8:00am – 9:00am   –   Residential Economic Issues & Trends Forum
10:00am – 11:00am   –   “Future of Real Estate and AI”
2:00pm – 4:00pm   –   Treasurer’s Forum (NAR Members Only)
6:00pm – 9:00pm   –   REALTOR® Block Party

Wednesday, May 10th:
9:00am – 4pm    –   NAR Open House
4:00pm – 5:30pm   –   Region 10 Caucus Meeting

Thursday, May 11th:
8:30am – 1:00pm   –   NAR Board of Directors Meeting  (Guests are welcome to sit in open seating at the back of the room.  Tables are reserved for NAR Directors only)

Final thoughts…

Don’t hesitate to ask questions, get involved, and have FUN!  If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask a MetroTex or NAR staff member, or one of the members from MetroTex.