To:                    NMAR Members
From:               James Russ II, 2020 President and Steven Anaya, CEO
Date:               March 27, 2020
Coronavirus Rescue Bill Filled with REALTOR® Benefits

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a historic $2.2 trillion COVID-19 rescue package today, sending it to President Trump for his signature.
The bill contains numerous benefits for REALTORS® that NAR fought hard for during the past three weeks, including unemployment eligibility for the self-employed and independent contractors; unprecedented aid for small businesses; and a delay in business payroll tax payments.

NAR has compiled a   comprehensive guide to all benefits for REALTORS®  and their customers found in this legislation.

“Stay at Home” Directive Gives You an Opportunity to Increase Your Knowledge With Distance Learning

From the NMREC

The NM Department of Education has granted an   emergency waiver   to all state-authorized private post-secondary educational institutions to offer distance education to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Classes you need to renew your real estate license may be available on-line. Check with NMREC or course provider.

From NAR - The Right Tools Right Now

NAR is taking steps to support members through these uncertain times. The  Right Tools, Right Now  initiative, which was activated once before in 2009, makes new and existing NAR products and services available for FREE or at significant discounts – right now – and is available to REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations.

The program includes products, resources and services from all areas of the Association, including:
  • Webinars to help you manage your finances;
  • Education courses to expand your skills;
  • Timely market reports to inform your business and clients.
  • Digital tools for transactions and marketing
  • Resources for REALTOR® Associations

The  Center for REALTOR® Development  is also offering 30% off online courses through May 31, 2020.

Your Association is Here to Help Keep You Operating

Be assured, while your NMAR staff may not always be at the office, they are available to answer your questions via email.
Information is ever-changing. We will post the latest information and news regarding NMAR services, meetings, and New Mexico health orders on our Facebook Page and the NMAR website .
We encourage you to take proactive steps to help prevent the spread of illnesses, including coronavirus and the seasonal flu. Stay healthy and safe.

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