GRAR Member Update
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Hello GRAR Members,

New York State's Empire State Development has updated the Essential Business Guidance. See below for the specific guidance with regard to Real Estate which falls under the category of "Professional services with extensive restrictions".

Please reach out to us at GRARHelpDesk@grar.net with any questions and check your Member Portal for general news items. 
Andy Kachaylo,
GRAR President
Jim Yockel,
GRAR CEO
Empire State Development - Update
From the ESD's Essential Business Guidance updated May 16:

" Real estate services shall be conducted remotely for all transactions , including but not limited to title searches, appraisals, permitting, inspections, and the recordation, legal, financial and other services necessary to complete a transfer of real property; provided, however, that any services and parts therein may be conducted in-person only to the extent legally necessary and in accordance with appropriate social distancing and cleaning/disinfecting protocols ; and nothing within this provision should be construed to allow brokerage and branch offices to remain open to the general public (i.e. not clients)."
A new online tool has been developed to help determine whether your business is essential or is able to reopen. The  New York Forward Business Reopening Lookup Tool  can be found  here
GRAR will be sending updates related to COVID-19, as needed, 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.
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