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Apr 07, 2020
*New* COVID-19 Release Form — The Tennessee REALTORS® Residential Forms Committee has approved RF309, COVID-19 Release, which is available on our Forms on the Fly page (search 309) and is loading to third-party vendors. This video tutorial explains how to use it. As a reminder, we also recently released form RF679, COVID-19 Amendment/Addendum. (A video tutorial for that form is available on...
Apr 03, 2020
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) signed into law on March 27, 2020, provides relief to families, small businesses, and individuals who are self-employed and independent contractors. A key provision in the law creates a temporary “Pandemic Unemployment Assistance” program that extends unemployment benefits to those not traditionally eligible, including self-employed individuals. NAR has...
Apr 02, 2020
NAR Offers Members TeleHealthSM to Realtors® at No Cost in Response to COVID-19 Crisis Group will fund two months of telemedicine for members who lack access to service CHICAGO (April 2, 2020) – The National Association of Realtors® announced Thursday that it will be expanding access to Members TeleHealthSM at no cost to its members for those who register before April 15. The program comes as part of NAR’s larger ‘...
Apr 01, 2020
Although real estate services can continue, we have an opportunity, and a responsibility, to serve as leaders in our community. It is VERY important that everyone comply with CDC protocols and orders when conducting business during this time.  By practicing social distancing and following Safer At Home orders, we can do our part to take precautions and set a positive example for others around us.   Real estate agents are tough. They...
Mar 30, 2020
*Real estate, title, appraisals deemed "essential services" in Gov. Lee's order.* As just announced, the governor has issued Order 22 urging Tennesseans to stay at home if possible and restricting non-essential businesses through April. Real estate is among the businesses listed as "essential" to the state during this time. — See item 12 (pg 9) and...
Mar 27, 2020
Last week, in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Bill Lee signed Executive Order No. 15, which will allow for the extension the deadlines for obtaining the required and continuing education necessary for real estate license renewals.  Executive Order No. 15 is effective as of March 19 and will remain in place until May 18 (as of the time of this post). All renewals that expire(d) between March 12 and May 18 will be able to...

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