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COVID-19 Updates From NOMAR

Latest Links:

Phase 1 Guidelines Q&A for REALTORS® (May 15)

 
 
30% Off SRS Designation Registration

FHFA Announces Payment Deferral as New Repayment Option for Homeowners in COVID-19 Forbearance Plans (May 13)

COVID-19: Workplace Re-Entry Checklist (May 11)

LR Video: Preparing for when stay at home orders are lifted (May 6)

Housing Market Stats May 4, 2020 - May 10, 2020

Fair Housing Compliance During COVID-19 (May 6)

FANO Community Support Fund Offering Rental & Utility Assistance (May 7)

Protecting Your Investment: A Guide For At Risk Homeowners (May 4)

Unemployment Assistance FAQs (May 1)

PUA & YOU: The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Guide for REALTORS® (April 30)

Your Guide to PUA Benefits (April 28)

The CARES Act: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Benefits Flowchart (April 24)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (April 20)

Coronavirus: Mortgage and Personal Finance FAQs (April 20)

Coronavirus: Quick Reference Guide on Health Insurance Coverage (April 17)

How to Find Out When Your Stimulus Check Will Arrive (April 15)

 

Key:

National, State, Local Updates & Information

Education Updates & Information

GSREIN Updates & Information

Governmental Affairs Updates & Information

All Resources Library (in chronological order) 

 

National, State, Local Updates

NOMAR STAFF OPERATING REMOTELY 

During this unprecedented time, we are all making adjustments to how we work. Our NOMAR, GSREIN, CID and CoreLogic Staff will now be working remotely. I want to assure our members that although we won’t be physically in the office, we will all be working our regular business hours and will be available to help you in any way we can. 

Metairie Monday-Friday 8:30 – 5:00 pm 504-885-3200 

Press 1 For staff directory 

Press 2 For Directory by Department 

Press 4 to leave a message for the receptionist to call you back.

All calls will be returned timely. 

Mandeville Monday – Friday 9:30 – 3:00 p.m. 985-882-8521 

You will reach a staff person in Mandeville 

Use our staff roster for current phone numbers and email addresses  

If you reach their voice mail leave your name, number and nature of your call and they will respond to you quickly.

 

Lockbox Hotline and Procedure for obtaining a box or key on your phone 

Our Lockbox Department will be issuing lockboxes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Should you need a SUPRA Lockbox, please contact the office first so Staff can program your lockbox shackle code over the phone, process your payment and make arrangements for you to pick up your box. 

If you need to set up Supra Key on your phone, you do not need to come to the office. We ask that you please call us so we can get you all set up.

Metairie Office 504-274-0781 or 504-274-0782 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mandeville Office 504-274-0788 or 504-274-0789 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Member Communication We will maintain communication through www.nomar.org, the calendar on nomar.org, Real News, GSREIN News and Notes, Matrix Message of the Day and our Social Medial pages.to keep you informed about news and updates related to NOMAR, GSREIN, CID and COVID-19. Do not hesitate to call or email us. 

 

Live Classes, Events, Hearings & Non-essential Meetings Postponed until May 1 

Out of an abundance of caution, and in accordance with recommended guidelines and procedures, NOMAR will be postponing all live classes, events, professional standards hearings and non-essential meetings until May 1, 2020. 

NOMAR is making the safety of its members and staff a priority. We have a mailbox on the post outside the building in Metairie and a mail slot in Mandeville for those who need to drop off anything to us. 

C.E. certificates from Realtor Appreciation Day will be emailed to you over the next month. 

Please know that we are here for you as we work through this difficult and challenging time. 

 

Add NAR Hotline to Your Phone Contacts 

Have questions about the resources available to help you navigate the challenges of COVID-19? Call the new member hotline at 800-874-6500 for tools and ideas to operate your business safely and smartly. (March 26) Click here to learn more

 

NAR Issues Guidance on REALTOR® Benefits in Coronavirus Rescue Bill

The COVID-19 rescue package passed on Friday 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.

Contact NOMAR’s Government Affairs Department at (504) 885-3200 if you have any questions about the legislation.

Visit NAR’s main coronavirus page for regular updates and legal guidance. Get the latest coronavirus information from NOMAR at www.nomar.org/virus

During this unprecedented time, we are all making adjustments to how we work. Our NOMAR, GSREIN, CID and CoreLogic Staff will now be working remotely. I want to assure our members that although we won’t be physically in the office, we will all be working our regular business hours and will be available to help you in any way we can. 

Get complete information here at nomar.org/virus.

 

Updates & Resources:

 

 

Education Updates

**C.E. certificates from Realtor Appreciation Day will be emailed to you over the next month. 

Online CE Shop 40% Discount on all Online CE for NOMAR, GSREIN and CID REALTORS®

The CE shop offers the lowest prices around. Due to the coronavirus we are able to offer 40% off to our members when you use the code SUPPORT40 making it even more affordable! Once you buy a class you have the whole year to complete it. Go to The NOMAR Online CE Shop

  

Live Virtual MLS Training 

Through our amazing CoreLogic local site Reps we are now offering our members free live virtual training using Zoom. Classes now available and Include the following: Matrix Tips & Tricks, Matrix CMA, Martrix 1 (parts 1-3), Matrix 2 (parts 1 & 2). Check NOMAR Calendar for the latest educational offerings. 

Due to popular demand, all Matrix classes will allow up to 30 attendees. For stronger connections, we recommend that you connect to the internet via an ethernet cable, if possible. Also, please register for Zoom prior to class starting. Zoom Signup

Instanet, Authentisign, Remine & Showing Time Webinars

Members have access to join free live virtual training classes for Instanet, Authentisign, Remine and Showing Time. Check out the NOMAR calendar for times and register today!

 

 

GSREIN Updates

GSREIN & your Matrix MLS will remain fully operational & both Staff and MLS Support Reps are available remotely.

 

April 2: Video Update from 2020 GSREIN President Donna Chandler • Assistance & tools for marketing your properties during COVID-19.

March 24: A video message from your 2020 GSREIN President Donna Chandler.

 

Real Estate Services Currently Allowed to Continue

Since real estate services are currently allowed to continue we urge you to follow the guidelines of no more than 10 people together and to maintain social distancing. Please exercise caution and adhere to the instructions coming from our government agencies.

  

Live Virtual MLS Training 

Through our amazing CoreLogic local site Reps we are now offering our members free live virtual training using Zoom. Classes now available and Include the following: Matrix Tips & Tricks, Matrix CMA, Martrix 1 (parts 1-3), Matrix 2 (parts 1 & 2). Check NOMAR Calendar for the latest educational offerings. 

Due to popular demand, all Matrix classes will allow up to 30 attendees. For stronger connections, we recommend that you connect to the internet via an ethernet cable, if possible. Also, please register for Zoom prior to class starting. Zoom Signup

 

Instanet, Authentisign, Remine & Showing Time Webinars

Members have access to join free live virtual training classes for Instanet, Authentisign, Remine and Showing Time. Check out the NOMAR calendar for times and register today!

 

Unbranded Virtual Tour or Video Walk Through to Show Listings

We understand that doing business in these unprecedented times can be difficult. With showings and broker tours being postponed more and more due to the threat of COVID-19, we would like to encourage you to use the option of a virtual tour or video walk through to show your listings. 

If you would like to make your own unbranded video walkthrough and upload it to YouTube, you can then insert the link to the YouTube video into the unbranded virtual tour field. 

**Note- If using a YouTube video, please be sure that the video itself and YouTube channel are completely unbranded. Also, remove the https:// from your link, or the link will not work.

 

No Showings at Sellers Request and Withdrawn Status Provisions for your sellers

Your seller decides they do not want their property to be shown at this time during the Coronavirus crisis. How do you handle this in Matrix?

You have two options…

Option #1

If your Seller wishes for their property to remain on the market, but does not want showings at this time, the listing agent updates two Matrix fields “Agent’s Remarks” and “Showing Instructions”with the statement “No Showings At Sellers Request”.

Option #2

If your seller wants their property taken off the market you can change the listing status to "Withdrawn". In Matrix when a property is in “W” status, the Days On the Market stops. Keep in mind while in “W” status you cannot market nor show the listing and you or your seller would remove the sign from the yard while the listing is in withdrawn status. 

When the seller is comfortable with showing the property again, the property can be changed back to Active. Watch your expiration dates and get necessary extensions. After the listing expires it cannot be changed back to “Active”.

For your protection you must get written permission from your seller to withdraw the listing and written permission from the seller to put it back on the market. You can use the “Listing Exclusion Form”.

You will not be required to provide them to GSREIN during this time. But keep them for your records. You will be advised when this crisis is lifted and the policy of submitting the Exclusion Form to GSREIN is reinstated.

ShowingTime COVID-19 Impact Chart

ShowingTime has created a chart showing the impact of COVID-19 on over 100 unique markets. These charts are updated daily. Here is a unique URL for the GSREIN market.

Resources & Updates:

 

Governmental Affairs Updates

Independent Contractors, including REALTORS®, Eligible for Unemployment Assistance

The CARES Act legislation includes a provision that provides for a temporary Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program through December 31, 2020. This provides payment to those not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits, including independent contractors and the self-employed, who are unable to work as a direct result of the coronavirus public health emergency. If you think you may be eligible for this assistance, we recommend that you apply. To apply for unemployment assistance, please visit www.laworks.net. To register, you will need your Social Security number and a valid e-mail address. Until we are notified otherwise, we suggest that you use your broker’s name, address and telephone number for the employer part of the application.

Tips for applying: 

  • Apply online at laworks.net, not over the phone
  • Apply later in the evening/at night when the system is less strained
  • As this provision is new, the state’s system may send you an initial monetary denial. Submit a weekly claim each Sunday so that you can receive benefits once the system is updated.
  • Since you may have to apply a few times, save a separate document with your answers to make it easier to copy and paste them into future applications.
  • The Louisiana Workforce Commission strongly encourages you to select direct deposit as your payment method.  A debit card could take as long as 10 days to be processed, mailed, and received.

Click Here to Fill Out an Application

 

Government Office Status Tracker

NOMAR’s Government Affairs Department has been in contact with the government offices in our 10 parishes that you need most for your business to determine whether they are opened, closed, or operating on a modified basis. Please click here for our real time tracker of government office operating statuses. This list will be updated as new information is received. If you have any questions or need information on any other government agencies or services, please call (504) 274-0705 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For the Northshore, call (504) 274-0789 or emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Resources & Updates:

 

FORTUITOUS EVENT ADDENDUM to the Purchase Agreement

The following sample ADDENDUMS to the Purchase Agreement are being made available for your use during this time. Be sure to run it by your broker/ legal counsel and feel free to add your logo.

FORTUITOUS EVENT ADDENDUM to the Purchase Agreement

Louisiana REALTORS® CORONAVIRUS AMENDMENT

 

Resource Library (All): 

FORTUITOUS EVENT ADDENDUM to the Purchase Agreement

The following sample ADDENDUMS to the Purchase Agreement are being made available for your use during this time. Be sure to run it by your broker/ legal counsel and feel free to add your logo.

FORTUITOUS EVENT ADDENDUM to the Purchase Agreement

Louisiana REALTORS® CORONAVIRUS AMENDMENT

 

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