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4-20-20 • Vol. 2020 Iss. 16 • Hagan Stone, 2020 President • Angela Shields, CEO
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As the quarantine continues, we appreciate member Waddell Wright and attorney Terry Olsen for pulling the following points from Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order #26:
March 2020 TN Housing-Market Report
Showing little or no impact yet from COVID-19, March home/condo closings in Tennessee rose +3.1% to 8,703, the median price increased +5.1% to $324,900, the median price per square foot ticked up +3.6% to $142, active listings jumped +26.4% to 71,547, and new listings dipped -1.9% to 12,685 over March 2019, according to data compiled by Tennessee REALTORS® via REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR). More details: HERE.
Apply or Nominate:
2021 Officer, 2020 REALTOR® of the Year
Two opportunities are now open for members:
2021 Officer — We will receive applications for one First Vice President, and for three Division Vice Presidents (Western, Middle, Eastern). Due: July 13.
2020 REALTOR® of the Year — Nominate a fellow Tennessee member for our annual ROTY award. Due: July 8. We will present the 2020 award at our Main Event, Tues., Oct. 13, during the Region 4 REALTORS® Conference in Savannah, Ga.
Look for both forms on our Applications page HERE.
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Real Estate Unemployment Q&A + Video
Our Governmental Affairs team has been in close contact with the Tennessee Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development. The DOL created a special video with instructions for self-employed Tennesseans HERE. In addition, they answered some of our specific REALTOR®-focused questions HERE.
March 2020 Tornado Relief: Give/Apply

*Note: We are monitoring the recent tornado damage in Chattanooga and Ooltewah. Please stay tuned for news about relief availability.The current RRF application linked below is for the March 2 tornados in Middle Tennessee.*

We continue to support Tennesseans recovering from the devastating March tornado damage. Please consider donating to NAR’s REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF), which distributes 100% of all funds collected. Give directly HERE. *Anyone whose primary residence was affected may apply for mortgage/rent assistance from the RRF, up to $1,000 per qualified applicant. The deadline to apply is June 30, but do not delay. Complete the form at THIS LINK and email it to .
“Like”ing Tennessee?
According to the Nashville Business Journal last week, Facebook is drawing closer to bringing a new $750 million data center to Gallatin, in Sumner County, northeast of Nashville. The full story is HERE (subscription required). For previous coverage, visit HERE (free access).
NAR Good Neighbor Award deadline: May 8
Help a fellow Tennessee REALTOR® bring $10,000 and national publicity to a cause in your community. Nominate them for the 2020 NAR Good Neighbor Award (deadline: May 8) at Watch the video below for inspiration:
NAR Virtual Legislative Meetings*Re-Register*
*If you were registered for the in-person NAR meetings in D.C., you’ll need to re-sign up for the virtual meetings noted below.* In light of COVID-19, NAR will not hold the 2020 NAR Legislative Meetings & Expo, but much of the event will take place via video May 11-16. See more about NAR’s plans HERE.
Now is an excellent time to work on your designations and certifications. In partnership with NAR, we have special deals for members in the Learning Library. Get more details HERE.

Region 4 REALTORS® Conference, Oct. 12-15
*Register!* In 2020, our fall convention will be part of a new Region 4 REALTORS® ConferenceOct. 12-15 in Savannah, uniting TN, KY, SC and NC for learning, networking & celebrating. Go HERE to register & book hotel. *Our Main Event awards & installations + the WCR Luncheon will be separate ticketed events; look for the link to register on the page. *Watch a short preview video below.* #R4RC20

Source: Tennessee REALTORS® Legal Counsel
Hotline Remains Open!
We’ve heard from several members asking if they may still access the Legal & Ethics Hotline during the quarantine. The answer is YES. If you have any questions about Tennessee law, TREC rules, ethical issues, forms, etc. related to COVID-19 (or any other issues), please feel free to submit a question to the hotline HERE.
For all Tennessee forms, log in & visit our Forms on the Fly page.

2020 Executive Committee
Hagan Stone, President • Alexander Bynum, President-Elect
Travis Close, First Vice President • Regina Hubbard, Treasurer • Kathy Tucker, Immediate Past President • Greg Glosson, Division 1 Vice President • Lauren Wiuff, Division 1 Vice President • Sher Powers, Division 2 Vice President • Dawne Davis, Division 2 Vice President • Kelly White, Division 3 Vice President • Aaron Taylor, Division 3 Vice President • Angela Shields, Chief Executive Officer

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Tennessee REALTORS®
901 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212
(615) 321-1477