Over the past months, information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been coming at breakneck speed, changing by the hour. It can be difficult to keep up with all the information that's out there. To help make things easier and keep members safe and informed, we've compiled any news, information, resources, or guidelines relating to the coronavirus pandemic here in one place.
The staff and leadership at MAAR are closely monitoring the situation in the Memphis area and beyond. Please bear in mind that information will continue to change, which may cause some of the items compiled here to become outdated. As such, this resource will continue to be updated as needed.
News and updates from MAAR, the Tennessee REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS® is compiled in this section.
Memphis Area Association of REALTORS®
On Jan. 25, with the expiration of Health Order and Directive No. 16, the MAAR office reopened to members during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. To ensure the safety of our members and staff alike, the previous health restrictions will continue to apply. Curbside ordering will remain available for members' convenience. Read more.
Additionally, the open house field has been re-enabled in Paragon, allowing members to add and modify open houses with both in-person and livestream options. Read more.
In March, the Residential Forms Committee approved the COVID-19 Amendment/Addendum (RF 679). This form provides for an extension of all performance deadlines if a third-party provider is unable to perform due to circumstances caused by COVID-19. It is available on the members-only Forms on the Fly page.
In April, the Residential Forms Committee approved an additional form, the COVID-19 Release Form (RF 309), which educates the consumer on the potential risks of viewing properties in the midst of the pandemic and to protect REALTORS® from liability and/or indemnification. This form can be accessed via Forms on the Fly.
National Association of REALTORS®
In addition to its efforts to provide guidance, NAR continues to advocate on behalf of REALTORS® by ensuring that lawmakers continue to take the real estate industry into consideration. Members may access an overview of NAR's Advocacy Work on COVID-19 Relief.
All of NAR's guides, resources, advocacy efforts, videos, et. al. related to the coronavirus are available on nar.realtor.
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