MEMBER UPDATE
March 30, 2020
Good Evening Members.

The Situation is a "Moving Target!" - C.A.R. just posted New Best Practices That Replace Guidelines offered last Friday.

I n response to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announcement on Saturday updating its list of essential services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and expressly including residential real estate, C.A.R. Legal worked diligently over the weekend to revamp guidelines for its members covered under the new Best Practices Guidelines found on the

H owever, it is critical for members to understand that any city or county that has an order with a more restrictive standard regarding what qualifies as an essential service, or more restrictions on activities, those guidelines will still govern the activities of a licensee .

Today, Nevada County confirmed that they will acknowledge the federal ruling and will not place stricter standards at this current time .

The Best Practices Guidelines are intended to enable REALTORS® to demonstrate care for the health and well-being of clients, colleagues and the greater public welfare in reducing the risk of exposure to, and spread of, COVID-19, while providing the essential services of residential and commercial real estate recognized by the Department of Homeland Security as being necessary for the maintenance of America’s Critical Infrastructure.

The information, along with updated transaction information, FAQs and free webinars can be found on our microsite at www.car.org/coronavirus .

IMPORTANT NOTICE - NEW FORMS RELEASE - Tomorrow C.A.R. will distribute a notice with new forms that can assist with your transactions during this unusual time and if you feel you must show a property outside of virtual exposure.

1) A form that combines a Declaration and an Advisory for all parties to sign acknowledging the risks involved in a property shown during the coronavirus;
2) A new Addendum to the Listing Contract;
3) Updated Coronavirus Addendum and;
4) A Notice of Unforeseen Coronavirus Circumstances

C.A.R.anticipates that the forms will be up and running on zipForms by Thursday.

Keep in touch with all the updates by accessing https://www.carcovidvirus.org

Upcoming Webinars Found on C.A.R. Website. Click Here t o access the webinar page: https://www.carcovidupdates.org/webinars  

REALTOR® Relief – For Brokers
Tuesday, March 31, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Now that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stimulus (CARES) Act has been signed into law, there are a number of financial resources available to benefit business owners and independent contractors — including REALTORS® — dealing with financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will discuss not only the new legislation and financial relief available, but also the ways in which employers are impacted by the new legislation.
COVID-19 - SBA Lending & Stimulus Package: What to Expect in Lending
Wednesday, April 1, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
C.A.R.’s Transaction Rescue is bringing you insights from the lending community on the SBA lending availability and discussing what is going on in lending today. Get updates on both existing SBA lending programs and how the new CARES Act stimulus packages will open the door for additional business lending options.
C.A.R. Legal: C.A.R. Forms, Coronavirus Addendum and New Notice
Thursday, April 2, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
C.A.R. is currently revising the Coronavirus Addendum/Amendment to reflect your comments and concerns. The revised form, available in zipForm on Monday, is explicit that its terms will only be triggered if there is an actual COVID-19-related reason for performance and can be used to identify and verify the reason for performance.

Besides the 45 Free Hours of CE Education, C.A.R. is now providing educational classes at a discount of 20%.

Additional Free Classes - A number of the C.A.R. classes that are normally fee-based are being offered for free such as the Paperless Agent and Risk Management. Take the time, go online to car.org and read about all the educational opportunities and member benefits such as 360 analytics and market updates for your clients.
Do you qualify for a Dues Waiver:
C.A.R. is now taking Honorary Member-for-Life Applications for the 2020 C.A.R. Virtual Spring Business Meetings!
All eligible C.A.R. Honorary Member-for-Life applications to be considered by the Board of Directors at the Spring 2020 C.A.R. Business Meetings. Your email, verifying your starting year and association you had membership with as a REALTOR, and your birthdate MUST be sent to khinman@nevadacountyaor.com no later than April 9, 2020 in order for Kathy Hinman to complete the application and remit to C.A.R. by the 10th. To qualify as a C.A.R. Honorary Member-for-Life, REALTOR®, members of the State Association must have been an active C.A.R. member for a minimum of 25 years and reached the age of 75 years or older. If approved, state dues shall be deemed paid-in-full for life (commencing the year following approval - 2021) and shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of State Association membership accorded to all members. 

NEW HOTLINE FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR REALTORS
Covid Financial Relief Hotline - (213) 351-8450

Our State and National Associations have truly been here for all our members and local associations during this challenging time and we thank them!.

Stay healthy and wise!

Sincerely,

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