GRAR Member Update
Friday, April 3, 2020
Good afternoon,

GRAR is working closely with NYSAR and Empire State Development (ESD) to get more details on the updated designations for real estate activities under the NYS on PAUSE order. We haven't heard anything yet. We will send an update with information when we receive it. For now, please continue to work virtually, exercise caution, and obey the order to limit in-person contact as much as possible.
Small Business Loans
Many REALTORS® are small businesses or work with small businesses as clients. NAR has compiled an FAQ page to address who is eligible for loans and other Small Business Administration (SBA) programs and how to apply. The first button below links to the 8-page FAQ PDF (page 1 pictured here). The second button links to NAR's page with additional information.

NAR Offers TeleHealth SM to Members at No Cost
The National Association of Realtors ® announced Thursday that it will be expanding access to Members TeleHealth SM at no cost to its members for those who register before April 15. The program comes as part of NAR’s larger ‘ Right Tools, Right Now ’ initiative – relaunched on March 27 – which is making numerous valuable resources available to the association’s 1.4 million members at reduced or no cost.  

"While the nation continues to grapple with the COVID-19 crisis, we are doing everything we can to ensure our members and their families can stay safe, healthy and secure,” said NAR CEO Bob Goldberg. “After launching ‘Right Tools, Right Now’ last week, we promised to closely monitor the effects of this pandemic and update the initiative as needed. I’m pleased to announce today the addition of Members TeleHealth SM , a long-term REALTOR Benefits ® partner offering, to the RTRN toolkit.”

Members TeleHealth SM provides around-the-clock access to non-emergency healthcare from more than 2,300 board-certified U.S. physicians. Common issues addressed through telemedicine include allergies, asthma, rashes, joint aches, flu and nausea, among others.

NAR is funding two months of services for members who currently lack access to telemedicine and enroll in this program by April 15. Recognizing that the opportunity will likely draw significant interest from its members, NAR has also negotiated a discounted rate for those who wish to retain coverage following the two month, no-cost period. 

GRAR will be sending updates each weekday until further notice.

Please visit the GRAR Coronavirus page for all updates, other related information, and links to NAR, NYSAR, and the New York State Coronavirus pages.
Also, please join the GRAR Members Only Facebook Group to get updates from GRAR as well as view and participate in discussions. GRAR Members Only Facebook Group .
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