“Opportunity Awaits” – 2022 Mid-Winter Business Meetings


“Opportunity Awaits” – the New York State Association of REALTORS® 2022 Mid-Winter Business Meetings will be held on-site at the Crowne Plaza Albany – The Desmond Hotel from February 6-10. Some committee meetings will be held virtually the week of January 24.

NYSAR will be following all local and state health and safety protocols. Masks will be required when on-site at The Crowne Plaza Albany – Desmond Hotel. There is no vaccination or testing requirement to attend the meetings. Please take proper precautions if you find that you come down with symptoms.

You can read more about the hotel’s travel advisory by clicking here.

Please read NYSAR’s COVID-19 statement by clicking here.


To register for the meetings, log onto to access the member portal or click here.

Hotel Information:

Crowne Plaza Albany
The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211
(518) 869-8100

Single/Double room – $155/night
NYS Association of REALTORS Book Here
The Group Code for Call-in Reservations is “WBM”

Meeting Planner

Meeting Planner is the central location for meeting dates and times, supporting documents, and Zoom meeting links. You will hear directly from your staff liaison and committee chair with information regarding how to join your virtual meetings. You can access Meeting Planner by clicking here.

To view the entire schedule, click here.

Virtual Meetings (held January 24 – 28)

Monday, January 24

* 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Investment Committee

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Commercial Issues Working Group

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – NYC Issues Working Group

* 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – NYSAR Real Estate Services

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Co-Op Issues Working Group

Tuesday, January 25

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Article 12a Working Group

* 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Federal Political Coordinator Update

* 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – State Political Coordinator Update

Wednesday, January 26

* 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Leadership Academy Advisory Board

* 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – NYS Real Estate Education Foundation

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Local Board Education Forum

* 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Faculty Development Subcommittee

Thursday, January 27

* 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Grievance Committee

* 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Housing Opportunities Foundation

* 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Legal Action Committee

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Housing Opportunities Committee

* 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Statewide Forms Committee

* indicates a closed committee – only committee members allowed.

To view the entire schedule, click here.


In addition to the committee meetings, the following highlighted events will be taking place:

Leadership & Governance Summit
Sunday, February 6, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m./Monday, February 7, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Designed for local board/association leadership teams and directors, this conference provides direction for forging strong partnerships in order to achieve goals, tackle issues and address challenges that are regularly faced by board/association leadership. Among the speakers will be, Rhode Island REALTOR® Shannon Buss and NYSAR Legal Counsel Anthony Gatto. Learn more by clicking here.
* Pre-registration is required.

Legal Update
Monday, February 7, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
During the session, NYSAR Legal Counsel Anthony Gatto, Esq. will provide an informative update on current legal issues.
Cost: FREE
* Approved for 1.5 hours of CE Credit and satisfies DOS Legal Matters requirement.
* Pre-registration is required.


“New York, New York” – 2022 Inauguration Dinner
Monday, February 7,  7:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Join the 2022 leadership team and your colleagues from around the state for a celebration with dinner and dancing to live music by 10 Most Wanted. 2020 NYSAR President Jennifer Stevenson will be the Master of Ceremonies as 2022 NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith installs President Jennifer Vucetic and her 2022 NYSAR Leadership Team.
Cost: $75
* Pre-registration is required for this event.
* Sponsored in part by the Greater Capital Association of REALTORS®


Tuesday February 8, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
With a new $250 RPAC pledge or investment, gain access to this exclusive area for a hearty continental breakfast, a hot lunch buffet, massages, manicures, caricatures and much more. Register online when you register for the meetings.


Safety Forum – “REALTOR® Safety in the REAL World – Tools, Tips and Lessons Learned”
Tuesday, February 8, 8:30a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Join 2021 NYSAR President David Legaz, NYS Trooper Steven Rothwein and others during a roundtable discussion about REALTOR® Safety, best practices for avoiding trouble, how to use what you have on hand to disengage the situation and more!

General Session
Tuesday, February 8,  2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
This must-attend session will include President Jennifer Vucetic’s State of the Association address, the presentation of the Lawrence B. Caldwell RPAC Award, 2021 Local Board RPAC Achievement Awards, RPAC of New York Hall of Fame Induction, the 2021 Community Service Awards and hear from our keynote speaker, NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith.

Communications, Marketing & Technology Forum
Tuesday, February 8, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Diamonds & Champagne Fundraiser
Tuesday, February 8, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: $75
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and one complimentary flute of champagne. Each flute will contain a Cubic Zirconia gemstone, except one lucky person will find a REAL diamond in their flute!

Appraisal Roundtables
Wednesday, February 9, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Join your peers at these informal sessions for lively discussion on appraisal hot topics and additional networking.

Legislative Policy Forum
Wednesday, February 9, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
NAR’s field representative for New York State Zack Rubin-McCarry will join us for an update on federal legislative and political issues.

Appraisal Course -Navigating Fair Housing/Lending in Real Estate Valuations
Wednesday, February 9, 12 p.m. – 4p.m.
Submitted for 4 hours of appraisal and real estate CE

This is the required 4 Hour Update to Fair Housing and Fair Lending that is required for appraisers as of Jan. 1, 2022 that have taken (RE-2) and (GE-1) see

Course takes the learner back in history through the policy changes of fair housing and lending; up to present day with the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and how applies to real estate valuations for appraisers and real estate agents that are preforming broker price opinions and other valuation services. Interactive class: Town hall style discussions about conscious and unconscious bias in the development and reporting in the appraisal process.

Wednesday, February 9, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
All attendees are encouraged to participate in their board’s caucus to share details about the committee meetings attended that week in preparation for Thursday’s Board of Directors meeting. Please note this important change to the caucuses. The caucuses will now be organized reflecting board/association size rather than region.

  • Small Board Caucus: fewer than 400 members
  • Medium Board Caucus: between 400 – 999 members
  • Large Board Caucus: between 1,000 – 9,999 members
  • Jumbo Board Caucus: 10,000 or more members

The purpose of the caucuses is to educate the members on action items that will be presented to the Board of Directors. The remaining time may be used to discuss other matters such as NYSAR committee meeting activities. The caucuses will be run by an appointee of the Executive Committee who will report back to the full Executive Committee.

YPN Happy Hour
Wednesday, February 9 , 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Join NYSAR’s Young Professionals Network for their Happy Hour fundraiser on Wednesday night from 6pm-7pm. All are welcome to attend and socialize. There will be a raffle to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities!

Save the Date!

The “Elevate Your Profession” – NYSAR 2022 Fall Business Meetings are tentatively scheduled to be held at the Saratoga Hilton, in Saratoga, NY on September 30 – October 3, 2022.

If you have questions about the NYSAR Business Meetings, please contact the NYSAR office at 518.463.0300.