March 29, 2020
Good Evening Members.

CARES Act Includes Independent Contractors - You received word on Friday that the President signed the CARES Act into Law , providing vital relief for Independent Contractors and REALTORS during these challenging times. Many thanks to the letters sent by our associations at the local, state and national level and the tireless efforts of our lobbyists. Click Here to access the Financial Relief for REALTORS. C.A.R. has put into place a new Covid-19 Hotline to provide one-on-one assistance and can be accessed by dialing (213) 351-8450 , open Monday - Friday from 8:30a.m. - 4:45p.m.. You must be a C.A.R. member to use this service. You can also communicate by email:

Essential Services Yesterday, we all received word that real estate was now considered an "essential" business. Again, many thanks to the efforts of our real estate associations and lobbyists. Remember, if the State or County jurisdictions hold to a stricter ruiling, we must fall that ruling. C.A.R. sent a notice out advising all REALTORS of this news and to use caution in order to follow through on your duty to protect your clients, the public and other agents in your industry. We are meeting with our Brokers and the County tomorrow morning and with C.A.R. in the early afternoon. Please be on the lookout out for any emailed updates.

New FREE resources. Yes, it's true - NAR has re-instated its Right Tools Right Now program . Log onto NAR.REALTOR and the program is highlighted on the front page. They are offering FREE tools, education and services to assist you through this ever-changing time in the industry. We have highlighted this benefit on our Facebook and can also be accessed HERE
C.A.R. also is providing free specialized webinars to assist with this unique situation in your business. CLICK HERE for tomorrow's 11am free webinar on "Financial Tips During Challenging Times: A Business Survival Guide."

Remember that C.A.R.'s Covid-19 site located at / , offers the most recent FAQs, Financial resources just passed, and what you need to know about the Coronavirus and Real Estate Practices, Market Updates and more.

Refer to the C.A.R. Legal Hotline at (213) 739-8282 with any transaction questions .

I hope that you had a nice weekend and opportunity to spend some time reading a good book, spending quality time with housemates or getting a jumpstart on your marketing plan for the summer.This evening, I just enjoyed a nice sunset on Lake Wildwood. I am wishing you all good health and a safe week ahead. We will keep you posted on any news coming our way.


Kathleen Hinman, RCE
Nevada County Association of REALTORS | 530-272-2627 |