Please click the window below to watch an important update from 2020 President Hagan Stone. (The transcript appears below that.) Thank you.
By now, many of you are aware that our Tennessee REALTORS® leadership has decided to suspend all meetings, events, classes and nonessential travel for the time being, based on Governor Lee’s call for a “State of Emergency” in Tennessee. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and will be re-evaluated as the situation unfolds.
Until then, we will continue to support our members with excellence. No matter how difficult this situation is, your state association is committed to playing an integral role in strengthening our communities and blessing our REALTOR® members all across Tennessee.
Even though some of our Tennessee staff team members are working remotely, they are available by phone and e-mail as usual. You will also find frequent updates on our website, tnrealtors.com, and our social media accounts, especially Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
As we know, the virus isn’t the only challenge Tennessee has faced recently. Many are still digging out and cleaning up from the devastating tornado that hit our area in early March. Some of our state leaders recently visited the affected associations and met with their executives and presidents to discuss the disaster-relief efforts in those areas. Those local leaders will let us know how we can be tangibly supportive as they recover.
There will come a time when they will need more boots on the ground to help families who are rebuilding. We will share those opportunities as they arise. Until then, we encourage you to contribute to the NAR REALTORS® Relief Foundation, which provides 100% of donations to disaster relief. Look for that link at the top of our website. For anyone whose primary residence was damaged by the tornado, we have an application and detailed instructions on our website where they can apply for mortgage or rent relief of up $1000, from the RRF.
Just as the flood of 2010 affected many of us personally, so this time in our history provides us with more opportunities to encourage, support, and love our neighbors. In the midst of the challenges, we have many reasons to be thankful, and many reasons to remain helpful, and hopeful. This too shall pass.
Until it does, I want to thank you for your patience and understanding. We will come together through this unprecedented time, and we will emerge even stronger, because #ThatsWhoWeR.
Personally, I am praying for you and your family. All of my best to you and yours.