GRAR Member Update
Monday, May 4, 2020
Dear GRAR Members,

Today’s update comes from GRAR President Andy Kachaylo. In his video message (below), he talks about the work the board is doing with respect to planning for the first phase of real estate re-opening in NY State. At this time, we don't know when the first phase will begin. Watch these updates for the final Phase One plans and the start date of this phase. Thank you to all who responded with your thoughts and suggestions for re-opening.

Andy also has a request on behalf of himself, the Board, and the GRAR Staff.
In response to his request, please add your video OR your written message in the comments under the video on the GRAR Members FB Group .

Finally, the following tips were updated on May 1. Click each link to view the most recent versions.


Reach out to us at GRARHelpDesk@grar.net with any questions and check your Member Portal for general news items. 
Andy Kachaylo, GRAR President
NYSAR FAQ Updates
NYSAR
NYSAR added a question and updated another on April 29.
Can a professional photographer and/or videographer take photos or video of a property? (added 4/29/20)
If the photographer/videographer has received approval for real estate photography as an essential business from Empire State Development (ESD) and provides a copy of such approval, the activity is permitted. Such approvals are on a case-by-case basis and it is currently NYSAR’s understanding that photography/videography as a whole has not been deemed an essential business, only those individuals receiving the letter from ESD.
 
Can I go to a vacant or unoccupied home or vacant land to view it or take photographs for a listing? (updated 4/29/20)
Yes, with the knowledge and informed consent of the seller. In the event the property is not vacant/unoccupied upon arrival, the licensee should cease taking photographs/video and leave the property.
GRAR will be sending updates every Monday and Thursday 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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