June 15-19, 2020
Virtual Keynote: June 15, 2020

Virtual REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill

Advocate for homeownership and private property rights - virtually!

Adapting to Make a Difference

A Virtual Keynote Session +
A Week of Local Legislative Meetings
Virtual Keynote: June 15, 2020

Join REALTORS® from across Massachusetts to virtually advocate for homeownership and private property rights during the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® Week of Advocacy. Attend a statewide virtual keynote session (June 15th) with legislative leaders and NAR's leading economists and meet with your legislators about the key legislative issues that will affect the real estate industry and private property. This is your chance to get directly involved at the grassroots level - without leaving the safety of your own home.

The Week of Advocacy is taking the place of the 2020 REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill as MAR and the legislature adapt to social distancing measures brought on by COVID-19.

*The Virtual Keynote Session is a standalone event. For more sessions throughout the week, please visit your local association's website.*

Watch our June 15th Virtual Keynote Session:

June 15th | Virtual Keynote Schedule

10:30 AM

Kurt Thompson, 2020 MAR President: Welcome Remarks

10:45 AM

Dr. Jessica Lautz, NAR Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights: Current Economic Outlook & State of the Real Estate Industry

11:00 AM

Amy Wallick, Chair Government Affairs Committee:

Presentation of Private Property Rights Award

11:05 AM

Senator Michael Rodrigues, Chair Senate Ways & Means Committee: Massachusetts Legislative Update

11:20 AM

Justin Davidson, MAR General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs: Realtor® Priorities Update

11:35 AM

Theresa Hatton and Kurt Thompson: Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks


Keynote Speakers

Hear about legislative and economic trends from leading experts and decision makers

Local Association Sessions

Check with your local association for additional meetings scheduled this week

Advocacy Resources

MAR offers members a platform to voice concerns about legislation and issues impacting homeownership and private property rights directly to legislators. Click below to learn about the issues MAR supports and opposes.

REALTORS® support an act to promote housing choices

Support First Time Homebuyer Savings Account

REALTORS® support first time homebuyer savings accounts

Support Greenworks Climate Resiliency Bill

REALTORS® support climate resiliency efforts

REALTORS® support an extension of and additional funding to the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition Program

Support Permit Extensions

REALTORS® support building permit extensions

Support Housing
Choice Bill

RAFT Expansion

Oppose Mandatory Energy Audits

REALTORS® oppose mandatory home energy audits

Oppose Rent Control

REALTORS® oppose rent control

Oppose Transfer Taxes

REALTORS® oppose transfer taxes

Legislative Priorities Talking Points



Register for the Virtual Keynote Session on
June 15, 2020, from
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

333 Wyman St, #200
Waltham, MA 02451


Tel: 781-890-3700

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