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®

Per updated CDC and Commonwealth of Virginia guidance, FAAR will no longer be requiring masks for vaccinated individuals. Members are welcome to continue wearing a mask at their discretion. The FAAR staff is fully vaccinated and eager to see smiling faces again! Please check out the FAAR calendar for great upcoming virtual and in-person events at

Looking for vaccination information? Visit the Rapphannock Area Health District Website

If you know you have been directly exposed to the virus, utilize the CDC’s updated guidance for next steps.

FAAR Updates

The FAAR office is open regular hours 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.

Staff Contacts for Services

For questions regarding Membership or Lockboxes, contact

Lori Hillard Wehr, Membership Services Director


For questions regarding Education or DPOR credits contact

Barbara Castillo, Professional Development Director


For questions regarding or Zoom, contact

Lauren Zuza, Communications Director


For questions regarding legislative developments, contact

Kim McClellan, Public Policy Director


For other issues or concerns, contact

Page Browning, CEO

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. CEO Pat Breme rounds out the series! View them all here!

Virginia REALTORS® Updates

Visit 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 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?

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

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 operation


Covid-19 Sales Contract Addenda

Access Virginia REALTORS sales contract addendum and other resources at 

View the VR Legal Live on the COVID-19 addendum 

Access NVAR’s sales contract addendum info at

NVAR video on Covid-19 Addendum




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