July 29, 2020 Industry News, COVID-19
On July 24, Governor Baker announced that all persons arriving in Massachusetts, including residents and non-residents, must quarantine for 14 days unless they meet one of seven exceptions
The safety, health and well-being of our community is of utmost importance during this especially challenging time. We all play an important role in slowing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and limiting the impact on real estate functions.
While the current health crisis has temporarily changed the way we do business, our commitment to collaboration and promotion for the advancement of the real estate industry across Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket has stayed in place.
We will continue to deliver news straight to your inbox as changes happen, bringing you new resources and benefits to help you through this time, and launching an array of virtual education options from CE webinars to industry updates to professional development seminars.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we are bringing you industry updates and recent developments through our new video series, 'Zoomed In on Real Estate.' Watch live the first Monday of each month or catch up on video recaps here.Watch Latest Episodes
A list of resources and guidance have been compiled to advise our members who practice vacation rentals to guide them the myriad of issues arising through the Covid-19 crisis and the Stay at Home Advisory.Learn More
Here is information and resources to help those struggling to make mortgage payments during this time understand their options and direct them to agencies that can provide assistance and guidance.Learn More
A resource for vacation rental operators and visitors detailing how the rental industry is keeping guests safe from COVID-19.Visit Safe Summer Website
The attorneys at the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® has been working diligently to provide our members with the most relevant information and resources as we navigate this pandemic. MAR has developed a COVID-19 Addendum that you may use to accompany real estate purchase contracts. This addendum addresses COVID-19-specific delays and allows for an extension to the time for performance.
This form is available for download and on our forms platform.
Short-Term Rental Cancellation Addendum
To assist our members brokering short-term rental contracts for stays beginning after May 4, the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® has developed a short-term rental cancellation addendum that may be attached to those lease agreements.
This addendum addresses deposits placed on those rentals, and what happens in the event the landlord is unable to provide occupancy or the tenant is unable to travel to the property to take tenancy as a direct result of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
CCIAOR is offering live continuing education webinars every month. These webinars will allow you to earn continuing education hours to renew your license. View the upcoming schedule below and register for upcoming webinars.
NAR has released continually updated guidance about conducting real estate in the time of the coronavirus. This includes how to properly ask if any of your clients have been exposed to the coronavirus, precautions to take in your listings, in your offices and more.
This resource is automatically updated as NAR releases new information, so please consider bookmarking this page.
During the COVID-19 social distancing period, the association's physical office will be closed to walk-ins for the safety of our staff, members and community. We are happy to work with you via phone, video call or email to resolve any issues or answer any questions you may have. Staff members are working remotely and association and MLS services are available during normal business hours.
All in-person classes and events are cancelled or rescheduled until further notice.