This just in from Michigan REALTORS®....

After review of the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-21, we are currently seeking clarification on whether real estate, appraisal, title services, and other settlement services fall under critical “financial services.”We are communicating these concerns directly to the Governor’s office.
Michigan’s “stay at home” order, unlike the orders from other states, does not specifically include real estate services in its list of allowed activities. We understand that there is significant concern for clients that are set to close in the next three weeks and what this order means to a scheduled closing.
We have been advised that a number of Michigan title companies and appraisers will continue to do business under the federal government’s general category for financial/insurance services. Realtors® should check with the specific title company/appraiser regarding its policy.
In addition, until further clarification, real estate services like the showing of homes and other property,should be considered to be non-critical and travel to do so is prohibited until April 13, 2020. Under the order, travel for Michigan citizens, in an effort to combat COVID-19, will be limited to only those critical services listed. The order takes effect at 12 am tonight. Willful violation of the Governor’s Order is a Misdemeanor.
For those Realtors® in the middle of a transaction where closing will not be able to occur under the Governor’s Executive Order, Michigan REALTORS® created the following form for your use as an amendment to an existing Purchase Agreement to extend the transaction. As with any contract, please make sure that you are consulting with legal counsel.

In compliance with the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order the SEBAR offices will be closed until April 13th. However, we have put into place the processes for all staff to work remotely from home during this time. Please continue to email staff for any of your needs.

Payments can be made online at , mailed to 125 Cole Rd., Monroe, MI 48162 or dropped off in the drop box at either location.

SEBAR Staff Info:
Shannon Harner, CEO -
Donna Birkner, Downriver Office Manager -
Lisa Horvath, MLS Specialist - L
Jessica Lapp, Membership & Administrative Manager -

We will continue to be available to our members during this time as the safety of our members and staff as a top priority. We wish you well as we all do our part to prevent the spread of this disease.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. 

Shannon Harner, CEO