COVID-19 Update from MAAR, May 29, 2020
REALTOR® Party Update
Text COVID19 to 30644 to receive the latest information on NAR’s advocacy efforts on COVID-19.
NAR’s Federal Advocacy team has been working closely with Congress and the Administration to ensure the interests of REALTORS® and their clients are protected in any federal action in response to COVID-19. (read more here)
NAR FAQ on SBA Loan Programs in CARES Act
NAR has been working closely with Congress and the Administration to ensure the interests of REALTORS® and their clients are protected in any federal action in response to COVID-19… (read more here)
REALTORS®, even those who work as independent contractors, may qualify for unemployment, if they meet certain criteria. For more information on unemployment benefits, check out our FAQs on the CARES Act here. NAR has some great resources here. To go directly to ADOL’s unemployment benefits page, click here. An illustrative grid of eligibility prepared by ADOL may be found here.
- AAR COVID-19 and Unemployment for Alabama REALTORS®
- Alabama “Safer at Home Order”
- Latest Message from Mayor Sandy Stimpson
- CDC Guidelines
Last week MAAR partnered with the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce on the COVID-19 Business Impact Survey. Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey! The results are in and you can view those here.
NAR worked with two of the country’s leading experts in public opinion, Rich Thau, President of Engagious, and Jon Last, President of Sports & Leisure Research Group, to provide REALTORS® with key insights about how consumers want to safely navigate home sales transactions in the midst of the on-going COVID-19 health crisis. (read more here)
Home Buying and Selling During the Pandemic: What You Need to Know
Technology and good-old-fashioned creativity are helping agents, buyers, and sellers abide by COVID-19 health and safety practices while getting deals done.
Some buyers are touring houses virtually. Others visit in person while remaining at least six feet from their agent. Sellers are hosting open houses on Facebook Live. (read more here)
The MAAR Leadership is actively monitoring COVID-19 by staying close to official guidance from the National Association of REALTORS®, the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization.
As always, the MAAR staff is here to assist all members, please use email as the best way of communicating with the staff.
Stephanite White, CEO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean Hearn, MLS: email@example.com
Will Seymour, MLS: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Roberts, Finance Director: email@example.com
Traci Castillow, Membership and Education: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Jones, Communications and Governmental Affairs: email@example.com
Keon Burroughs, Administrative Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org
As updates become available, please look for emails from the Association along with checking Facebook and the Association website