Dear MCAR member:

Please note the clarified update regarding the amended Monterey County Shelter in Place order. The amended order is effective May 4.

Please see the update from the California Department of Real Estate below. It includes:

1) The timeframes set forth in Business and Professions Code, Division 4, Part 1, Chapter 3, Article 2 (Section 10150, et seq.) are hereby extended for a period of 60 days. The deadlines specified in Business and Professions Code, Division 4, Part 1, Chapter 3, Article 4 (Section 10200, et seq.), related to payment of real estate license application, and renewal fees, are hereby extended for a period of 60 days. 

2) The timeframes set forth in the Business and Professions Code Division 4, Part 1, Chapter 3, Article 2.5 (Section 10170 et seq.), relating to continuing education requirements for real estate licensees, are hereby extended for a period of 60 days. 

3) The deadlines specified in existing Orders issued by the Real Estate Commissioner pursuant to Business and Professions Code, Division 4, Part 1 are hereby extended for a period of 60 days.

Thank you,

The Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (BCSH) published a new advisement for California homeowners, renters, homeowner groups and renters groups containing information about protections and resources for renters and homeowners.
This document is posted on the Department of Real Estate’s  website Facebook  and  Twitter .
For questions follow this link: 

Per Governor Newsom's order, the 60 day time frame extension only applies to licenses expiring between April 16 and June 14. Depending on when the license expires, the extension would be June 16 through August 14.

Dear MCAR member:

There have been substantial changes made to the Shelter in Place Order for Monterey County, effective May 4. The update allows showing occupied property under specific conditions (including but not limited to the wearing of face masks). We suggest that MLS private remarks include that the PEAD is received prior to showing of any property and that absolutely no surfaces within a property are touched while showing. We have listed the text from the amended Order below.

Paragraph 13,f(xi): Service providers that enable residential transactions (including rentals, leases, and home sales), including but not limited to real estate agents, escrow agents, notaries, and title companies. Residential viewings should occur virtually as much as possible. In person residential viewings shall be by appointment only, with no more than two visitors at a time residing within the same household or living unit and one individual showing the unit. In person visits are not allowed when the occupant is still residing in the residence unless cloth face coverings are worn during the visit, there is no contact with staging items or personal property during the showing, and the seller or landlord cleans and sanitizes the property after the visit with products on the Environmental Protection Agency’s approved list of disinfectants, paying attention to any areas that may be commonly touched, such as light switches, door knobs, handles, counter tops, appliances and staging items;
To read the entire amended order  click here .