Governor Newsom announces statewide coronavirus stay-at-home order for California effective March 19th.
The order is in place until further notice. CLICK HERE for more information.
MLBOR Coronavirus Update 04/01/20
Due to COVID-19 and stay-at-home order, weekly caravan is cancelled until further notice. No open houses and no face-to-face marketing and/or sales activities.
C.A.R.'s COVID Relief Hotline is a one-stop resource offering one-to-one assistance with respect to applying for the various relief mechanisms that are in place at the state and federal levels. Call 213-351-8450, Monday-Friday, 8:30am–4:45pm.
If you need guidance on your transactions as it relates to COVID-19, please contact the C.A.R. Legal Hotline for legal advice, click here (your C.A.R. login required).
Visit car.org/coronavirus for up-to-the-minute news on how the coronavirus is impacting California real estate and what you can do to protect yourself, your community and your business.
Check out the folder in MLS Documents named Coronavirus with information from multiple sources.
FREE UPCOMING WEBINARS:
Managing Your Small Business During The Pandemic Crisis
Wednesday April 1, 12:00pm
The CSU Bakersfield Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a great
resource for all industries in Inyo, Mono & Kern Counties. Join the FREE webinar
this Wednesday. Pandemic webinar will provide update on stimulus funding
for small businesses. Webinar information provided by Mammoth Lakes
Chamber of Commerce. Click here to register
C.A.R. Legal: C.A.R. Forms,
Coronavirus Addendum or Amendment (CVA) and New Notice (NUCC)
Thursday, April 2, 3:00-4:00pm
C.A.R. is currently revising the Coronavirus Addendum/Amendment to reflect
your comments and concerns. The revised form, available in zipForm on
Monday, is explicit that its terms will only be triggered if there is an actual
COVID-19 related reason for performance and can be used to identify and
verify the reason for performance. Click here to register
Here are helpful resources/links related to COVID-19 to keep you informed:
C.A.R.'s COVID Relief Hotline: 213-351-8450
NAR COVID-19 Hotline: 800-874-6500
Be well and stay safe!
California REALTORS® Adapt Real Estate Open Houses and Business Practices to ‘New Norm’ Under Coronavirus Reality
LOS ANGELES (March 17, 2020) – To continue delivering first-class services to California’s home sellers and buyers and ensure business continuity, the 140 members of the Mammoth Lakes Board of REALTORS® are adapting their open house strategies to meet head-on the current coronavirus reality and the ever-changing government orders on what can, and cannot, be done in local communities and statewide.
While working in this environment can literally change every minute, Mammoth Lakes Board of REALTORS® members are exercising more caution as they work under the hygienic and precautionary measures outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
While the Mammoth Lakes Board of REALTORS® and its REALTOR® members are rightfully concerned about the potential negative impact of COVID-19 on their businesses, they are, however, more concerned with the safety and security of their clients, and are adapting to a ‘new norm’ by implementing technological solutions and a bit of ingenuity to drive sales and meet client expectations.
“At the end of the day, whether it’s the current global pandemic or other challenges presented to our members, we are REALTORS® and we are all in the business of protecting and promoting the interests of our clients,” said Karen Nelson, President of Mammoth Lakes Board of REALTORS®. “We must adapt to, and leverage, market realities no matter the circumstances and use our knowledge, negotiation skills and technology to treat all parties fairly, get deals done and help keep our local economies strong.”
According to a new survey from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), nearly one-in-four home sellers nationwide are changing how their home is viewed while the home remains on the market. For example, Nelson notes that to adapt to the market and seller expectations, some agents are extending the number of open house hours to reduce the number of in-person showings, if allowed by law, and help keep to social distancing requirements.
Others are reporting using technologies to host “virtual showings” like video chat on their mobile phone so clients can experience an open house as if they were there in person. And others are working with clients who prefer not to hold open houses at this time.
“Whether it’s changes requiring potential buyers to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer or asking buyers to remove shoes or to wear footies, or mandates to shelter in-place, REALTORS® will work within the guidelines stipulated by local and or state governments and implement the measures necessary to get the job done,” added Nelson. “We’re all in this together and it’s important that our members are working together responsibly to ensure the safety and service of each other and their clients.”
While not all inclusive, here are some of the steps Mammoth Lakes Board of REALTORS® members are taking in order to protect and promote the interests of their clients:
Ongoing Knowledge: Throughout the day, REALTORS® are checking with their local and state associations to see if there are any government announcements impacting their day-to-day operations.
Communicating with Clients: REALTORS® are keeping their clients abreast of business protocols, and also inquiring about the health and well-being of their clients, their families, and their wants and needs moving forward under the coronavirus reality.
Screening Measures: REALTORS® will ask such questions as 1) Is anyone in your household currently sick with a fever and/or a cough? Or 2) Has anyone in your household been exposed to a person who has or is suspected of having the coronavirus?
Fair Housing Measures: REALTORS® will continue to abide by the Fair Housing Act and not discriminate against any segment of the population.
Mammoth Lakes Board of REALTORS®, the local voice for real estate located at 126 Old Mammoth Road, Suite #207, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 and found online at www.mlbor.com, is partners with the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (www.car.org), one of the largest state trade organizations in the United States with more than 200,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate.