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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...
Mar 23, 2020
Knox County's Health Department issued a Safer At Home order to begin at 12:01am Tuesday, March 24, and continue for 14 days. More information is available at https://knoxcounty.org/health/coronavirus/ (their website has been overloaded with visitors and may not be responsive at times).  Real estate is not listed as one of the types of businesses that...
Mar 22, 2020
NAR’s goal is to keep members informed about the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on the real estate industry, and to provide guidance on the many difficult decisions members are tackling on a daily basis. Consider how you may continue providing first-class services to clients, while also exemplifying REALTORS® as community leaders by demonstrating care for the health and well-being of clients, colleagues and the greater public welfare in...
Mar 20, 2020
In light of COVID-19, Governor Bill Lee has issued an extensive executive order to temporarily extend license renewals and fulfillment of CE requirements from the Dept. of Commerce & Insurance, which includes the Tennessee Real Estate Commission (TREC). At this time, there is no confirmation of the exact length of the extension, but this will provide much-needed relief to many of our REALTOR® members when it comes to their license. Members...

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