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May 22, 2020
Under the details of Phase II of Knox County's Reopening Plan Open Houses are allowed in Knox County beginning May 26 with the following guidelines. Although allowed, it is not business as usual yet. Open Houses may only have a maximum of 50 people for the duration of the event. Physical distancing of at least 6 feet must be maintained between attendees of different households.  If physical distancing cannot be maintained, all attendees...
Apr 30, 2020
April 30, 2020 guidance on open houses: This information may change at any time and Realtors are encouraged to confirm general business and open house regulations regularly with their county health department(s). The six (6) Counties of Davidson, Hamilton, Knox, Madison, Shelby, and Sullivan have authority to make their own decisions to allow or prohibit real estate open houses through their county health department. Real estate open...
Apr 29, 2020
Knox County Open Houses still prohibited during Phase 1 Reopening: Knox County Phase 1: Response from the Knox County Health Dept is that Real Estate Open Houses are considered "Business-related Mass Gatherings" and are still prohibited during Phase 1 (see page 26). Virtual open houses are recommended. Showing by...
Apr 28, 2020
Much has changed in current times with the coronavirus pandemic, but real estate is still considered an essential service in Tennessee. How are REALTORS® adapting to the social distancing policies? Hosts Lyle Irish and Amanda Stone discuss business as unusual with guests Andrew McGranaghan and Betsy Coleman.
Apr 20, 2020
This NAR mandatory rule has been adopted by KAAR. Simply stated: if a property is marketed publicly, the MLS must be one of your marketing channels. Clear Cooperation Policy: “Within one (1) business day of marketing a property to the public, the listing broker must submit the listing to the MLS for cooperation with other MLS participants. Public marketing includes, but is not limited to, flyers displayed in windows, yard signs, digital...
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...

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