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COVID-19 Resources

In an effort to keep our Members informed regarding the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, here is information regarding the current operating status of our Association, as well as links to information provided by the Georgia Association of REALTORS®, the National Association of REALTORS®, and the US Center for Disease Control, the Georgia Department of Public Health and Local Governments.

MGAR Updates

The Association is now open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Closed from 12 noon to 1pm for lunch.  PLEASE NOTE MASKS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED INSIDE THE ASSOCIATION OFFICE.

Classes or meetings are on the calendar and are being held by Zoom.  For the current status of our events and classes, please visit our Website Calendar by clicking here.

Until further notice, all Committee meetings, including the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors meetings, will be held via Conference Call or Zoom.   Committee Chairs and Staff Liaisons will provide Committee Members with the appropriate log-in information in advance of these meetings.

Sandy Davis, AE
sdavis@mgar.org

Here are some additional resources and information for your use during pandemic:

Posted Monday, August 3

Posted Thursday, June 11

Posted Thursday, May 27

Posted Thursday, April 9

Posted Wednesday, April 8

Posted Monday, April 6

Posted Friday, April 3

  • Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act: Click on this link to access information on the benefits and relief available to REALTORS as independent contractors during the pandemic, including tax relief and emergency unemployment benefits.
  • Economic Impact on the Real Estate Industry: Click here to watch an interview conducted by Brian Buffini with NAR’s Chief Economist, Dr. Lawrence Yun, offering his perspectives on the short and long term impact of the pandemic on our industry.
  • How to File an Unemployment Claim in Georgia: Click Here
  • The Supreme Court of Georgia has temporarily allowed attorneys to participate in and supervise the closing of a real estate transaction by way of video conference. Click here for the full court order.
  • Governor Kemp issued an Executive Order permitting electronic notary in real estate transactions

NAR Resources & Information

National Association of Realtors

Up-to-Date Guidance: Click here to visit NAR’s main Coronavirus Webpage for regular updates and legal guidance.

NAR Offers TeleHealth to REALTORS at No Cost  Click Here

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security Act  Click Here

Right Tools, Right Now: Click here to find new and existing NAR products and services available for FREE or at significant discounts to REALTORS. The program includes products, resources, and services from all areas of NAR, including:

    • Webinars to help you manage your finances;
    • Education courses to expand your skills;
    • Timely market reports to inform your business and clients.

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Georgia Association of REALTORSCOVID-19 Resources for GAR Members
GAR Guidance Regarding the Governor's Shelter in Place Order - 4/3/20

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Local Resources & Information

City of MaconMacon-Bibb Co. COVID-19
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Monroe County GovernmentMonroe Co. Multi Agency Press Release

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United States Centers for Disease Control
Click here to visit the Center for Disease Control website page to find the latest information and statistics regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as recommendations for citizens to protect themselves and their families during these uncertain times.
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Georgia Government (Department of Public Health):

Click here to visit the Georgia Department of Public Health website page outlining the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as recommendations for citizens to protect themselves and their families during these uncertain times.  Click here for up-to-date statistics on the outbreak in Georgia.