Coronavirus Resources

The go-to for the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and it’s impact on real estate for Fredericksburg Area Realtors®

FAAR Updates

FAAR office implementing phased reopening approach starting May 18th. 

More details here

Staff Contacts for Services

For questions regarding Membership or Lockboxes, contact

Lori Hillard Wehr, Membership Services Director

lhillardwehr@faarmembers.com

 

For questions regarding Education or DPOR credits contact

Barbara Castillo, Professional Development Director

bcastillo@faarmembers.com

 

For questions regarding faarmembers.com or Zoom, contact

Lauren Zuza, Communications Director

lzuza@faarmembers.com

 

For questions regarding legislative developments, contact

Kim McClellan, Public Policy Director

kmcclellan@faarmembers.com

 

For other issues or concerns, contact

Pat Breme, CEO

pbreme@faarmembers.com

View 2020 FAAR President Drew Fristoe’s latest message to FAAR members.
Watch the new video series “Locked in with Kim” for interviews with local businesses and people of interest. View them all here!

Virginia REALTORS® Updates

Visit virginiarealtors.org/coronavirus for daily updates on

  • Forms & Covid-19 Sales Contract Addendum
  • Unemployment Assistance
  • Financial Assistance, Loans, & Stimulus Information
  • Property Management
  • Government Response and Executive Orders
  • Broker Specific Questions
  • Sales Tips and FAQs
  • Events Updates
  • Licensing and DPOR FAQS
  • Legal Hotline

 

Additional Resources

Coronavirus Impact on the Housing Market Facebook Live Series

Watch Virginia REALTORS Chief Economist Dr. Lisa Sturtevant on Facebook live Thursdays at 4 PM

Virginia REALTORS® Flash Surveys

Curious how Virginia real estate is faring compared to across the nation? View the latest flash survey results here.

National Association of REALTORS® Updates

Call the Coronavirus Hotline at 800-874-6500 or visit nar.realtor/coronavirus for daily updates

Coronavirus Guidance for REALTORS®

This guide covers general guidance during Covid-19 including shelter-in-place and non-essential business order guidance. Also includes transaction guidance for listed properties, properties in escrow, and leased properties.

Quick Reference Guide on Health Insurance Coverage

 

Congress and the Administration enacted a number of public policy changes to help bolster health insurance plans and ease requirements for more individuals to obtain treatment & insurance.

 

Coronavirus Emergency Legislation: What REALTORS® Need to Know

Summaries of phases II and III of the Federal Coronavirus Relief Package are available here. As more guidance is released by the Administration on how these new programs will be implemented, updates will be provided.

Coronavirus Resources and Guidance for Employers

 

Employers can view a sample preparedness plan in addition to OSHA and ADA resources. Additional guidance provides employers with detailed steps they can take to protect employees.

 

Coronavirus Resources for Property Owners

The following resources provide property owners with assistance during the COVID-19 crisis including information from banks, bank regulators, the American Land Title Association, mortgage insurers, the CFPB, the Department of Labor, the Federal Housing Administration, the IRS, and SBA Loans.

Coronavirus Guidance: Commercial Real Estate

Look here for a few resources to help guide commercial REALTORS® as they navigate the changing landscape in the industry including free classes and tools, legislative and advocacy efforts, transactional guidance, and more.

 

 

 

View & share the Protect Your Investment Brochure for at-risk Homeowners

Financial Relief for REALTORS®

Make sense of it all with the FAQs from Virginia REALTORS and the National Association of REALTORS®

Virginia REALTORS® answers your questions like

How can I apply for unemployment?

What financial assistance is available to me if my income has been impacted by COVID-19?

What assistance is available to small business owners or sole proprietors that are negatively impacted by COVID-19?

Can I apply for both unemployment benefits and an SBA loan?

As a business owner, are there benefits I need to offer to my employees as a result of Federal legislation?

Are independent contractors entitled to paid leave? What do I need to know if I own a multifamily rental property?

What if I am having trouble making my own mortgage payment?

The National Association of REALTORS® answers your questions like

What is the SBA 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program?

Who is eligible for the SBA 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program?

How do I apply for the SBA 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program?

What is an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Grant?

Who is eligible for an EIDL?

How do I apply for an EIDL Loan and EIDL Grant?

Moving Your Business Forward

You’re finding new ways to move forward and we’re here to help. Whether it’s classes to keep your skills up, strategies to work remotely, or information to keep you and your clients informed, we’ve got you covered.

How can I still sell homes?

Bright Steps: Virtual Open House Option Now Available

Bright Steps: Take advantage of Temporarily Off-Market (Temp Off)

7 Coronavirus-Related Client Concerns and How to Address Them

21 Opportunities for REALTORS® under Quarantine

How to host a Successful Virtual Open House article and class recording

How to Optimize your Online Bios for Success! 

Videoconferencing Tips

Zoom for Beginners Guide

 

Should we continue to hold open houses during the COVID-19 pandemic?

NAR strongly urges members to use virtual showings and to limit in-person activity in all other respects to the greatest extent possible, even where real estate is deemed an “essential service.” Adherence to applicable state and local executive orders is a minimum requirement, and in some instances, may even preclude open houses, in-person showings and limit the number of individuals permitted at a showing. Regardless, REALTORS have the special responsibility and mandate to take all necessary health and safety precautions, and should lead by example by conducting their services in a responsible manner, which includes leveraging virtual technology solutions and avoiding in-person contact to the greatest extent possible in order to prevent the continued spread of COVID-19 in their communities.

 

 

 

Mabél Guzmán, NAR’s 2020 VP of Association Affairs, shares her extensive experience with virtual showings. Learn three key tips to help your business pivot to a virtual experience, remain effective, and keep your clients well informed.
Got title questions? FAAR assembled a panel comprised of 3 local title companies to help keep your business moving forward. Michele Freemyers of Ekko Title, Laura Rodier of Title Professionals, and Jamie King of Locust Grove Title share their insights with agents in this 40 minute panel session.

Additional Resources

Looking for more information?

View the slides or recording from the 4-30-2020 Economist Panel cohosted with NVAR

Bright MLS releases updated guidelines

FEMA is extending the grace period to renew policies from 30 to 120 days in order to help NFIP policyholders experiencing financial hardships. 

DPOR extends license renewal/expiration deadline to June 10, 2020 | More details at http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/COVID-19/

Senate passes HR 6201 |  Read about the Impact of HR 6201 “Families First Coronovirus Response Act” on NAR Members

CDC Recommendations

Spotsylvania Courthouse issues update on operations

FABA’s list of county operations 

 

Covid-19 Sales Contract Addenda

Access Virginia REALTORS sales contract addendum and other resources at https://virginiarealtors.org/coronavirus/ 

View the VR Legal Live on the COVID-19 addendum https://www.facebook.com/107430917038/videos/241574513560395/ 

Access NVAR’s sales contract addendum info at  https://www.nvar.com/realtors/news/open-for-business/nvar-notices/2020/03/19/nvar-covid-19-addendum

NVAR video on Covid-19 Addendum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrBW-iU_xZk&t

 

 

 

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