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Member News - Special Edition April 6, 2020


The office will be closed this Friday, April 10 , in observance of Good Friday, which is a NJ state holiday.

Be careful with your Zoom meeting settings - see Washington Post story  here.

Area MLSs

Access the Bright MLS weekly summary report  here   - includes overviews on inventory and status changes, local market activity links, and more. 

Bright Steps: Your Virtual Toolkit 
Now more than ever, you are likely trying to determine what tools you need to manage your work remotely. Click here to view a comprehensive list of tools to help you move your business forward while practicing social distancing. 

Did you miss Bright’s recent Status Webinar? The first webinar filled up fast. If you missed it,  watch the video  now. View upcoming webinars here.
Bright has compiled COVID-19 resources and information for you to use and share, including links to state resources, the exclusive Bright Steps Market Update report and more. Click here for the latest information.  


State of PA extends tax filing deadline to July 15. Click here to view info.

NJ Realtors - If you haven't seen the latest Unemployment FAQs , click here to view (revised as of 4/6). Real Estate FAQs are on the same page.


NAR - Longer Rollout for SBA Relief Loans?  Critical guidance is still needed for the lending community to process the expected surge of aid requests. Click here for more info.

NAR - Fannie, Freddie Allow Appraisal Alternatives To reduce the need for appraisers to conduct interior property inspections, the Federal Housing Finance Authority has instructed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to permit different types of valuations for eligible mortgages through May 17. Click here to view the directive. 

NAR - Funds Members TeleHealth for REALTORS  In response to the current health crisis, starting right now, NAR is supporting members by funding two months of Members TeleHealth as a benefit for those who do not currently have access to telemedicine through their insurance or Medicare plan. Enrollment is limited. Sign up by April 15. Learn more here.

NAR - Drive-Thru Closings: The Sale Must Go On  Real estate professionals find creative ways to keep closings on track as transactions disrupted amid the coronavirus outbreak. Read more.

NAR has just created an   FAQ page   with information on the impact of the COVID-19 on Mortgage and Finance as well as the response from Congress, the administrative, and the Administration. This includes answers to home buyer questions, home seller/landlord questions, and personal finance questions.

RIS Media - How to Get Appointments Fast on Your New Virtual Platform  Shift Your Business to Online, Quickly and Easily. Click here to read more .

NAR - FAQs on Unemployment Assistance under the CARES Act is now available, click here for info. To see the PDF, click here .

NAR - Home Office Expected to Become Essential for Home Buyers  But for now, share these tips with your clients for setting up an efficient workspace at home.

NAR - Homeowners, Renters Run Into Insurance Snags Experts advise consumers to review their policies for coverage and liability during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more.

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