A Message from SEBAR President, Robin Heath
Dear SEBAR Members,

As you are all aware, Governor Whitmer has extended the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order until April 30th. We understand the unusual and unexpected circumstances as a result of COVID-19 and its impact on our members. We encourage you to continue abiding by the Governors Executive Order which will help keep you, your family and clients safe.

With the extension of the Governor's EO, Michigan Realtors has updated the "Frequently Asked Questions" to reflect the changes as well as other clarification from the Department of Insurance and Financial Services. COVID-19 FAQs

Staff is working with MiRealSource to add a series of recorded webinars on "Working Remotely" and "Virtual Property Showings and Virtual Open Houses". These webinars should be available on Monday under the 'resources' in Paragon. We are continuously exploring ways to help you provide the best possible service to your clients during this time.

As a SEBAR member and/or MLS user, you know we are a service provider that strives to keep our fees low while still providing many top-notch services. While keeping our costs and expenses low has helped maintain and build our membership, it does not allow us to be in a position to waive or extend the payment dates at this time.

The SEBAR and MLS Directors as well as the staff wish you a safe and happy holiday weekend. We will get through this together!


Robin Heath
SEBAR President
Southeastern Michigan MLS Past President
Important Update on Unemployment Insurance Filing for Independent Contractors
Michigan Realtors® is pleased to announce that the unemployment insurance application for independent contractors will be officially available starting Monday, April 13. The new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) application, will be available on the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity website  www.michigan.gov/leo
In order to handle the increased workload, Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency has laid out a schedule for individuals submitting applications. The process is based on the First letter of your Last name, in accordance to the day of the week that is assigned to that letter.
Online application schedule:
  • A-L (will file on Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • M-Z (will file on Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday)
Call center application schedule:
  • A-L (will file on Monday & Wednesday)
  • M-Z (will file on Tuesday & Thursday)
If you have already applied and been denied, there is no need to reapply. UIA will go back and review your application.
UIA will make additional information available through their website this afternoon.

SEBAR Staff Info:
Shannon Harner, CEO -  SHarner@SEBrealtors.com
Donna Birkner, Downriver Office Manager -  DBirkner@SEBrealtors.com
Lisa Horvath, MLS Specialist - L Horvath@SEBrealtors.com
Jessica Lapp, Membership & Administrative Manager -  JLapp@SEBrealtors.com