GLAR COVID-19 Information & Resources

As the coronavirus remains a growing concern in the United States and in Kentucky, we would like to assure you that we are keeping a close eye on the developments affecting our members and communities. GLAR is monitoring the communications and recommendations from government and health organizations in an effort to do our part to help decrease the spread of COVID-19.  As always, the health and safety of our members, employees and their families remain paramount and the first priority of our leadership team.

To help mitigate the spread, our office building is closed with all classes, events and meetings suspended until further notice.  Our staff is still accessible and working remotely.   They are available to assist with your member service needs Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm by phone or email.

03/27/2020 – Kentucky Real Estate Authority (KREA) Issues FAQ for Executive Order
03/27/2020 – President signs CARE Act Stimulus into Law – What is Means for REALTORS
03/26/2020 – Open House Feature Temporarily Disabled on MLS
03/25/2020 – Executive Order:  Real Estate is a Life-Sustaining Business
03/23/2020 – Special Edition REALTOR Direct – COVID-19
03/20/2020 – New Optional COVID-19 Addendum Available
03/17/2020 – GLAR Alters Business Operations Amid COVID-19 Concerns (updated 3/25/2020)

 

Though onsite education classes are suspended, both CE and PLE courses are available online through our four industry partners.
CE Shop
OnCourse Learning Real Estate

RealEstateCE.com
Hondros

 

New GLAR Form: Optional COVID-19 Addendum Available
With COVID-19 affecting every industry including our own, GLAR has developed a new optional COVID-19 Addendum form for our members to use to address situations that arise with your transactions during this impacted time.  The new form is now available for your use on Transaction Desk. GLAR President-Elect Judie Parks explains more about the new optional form and its uses in this helpful video.
View COVID-19 Addendum

Kentucky Realtors® has also developed a COVID-19 Addendum.  You may use whichever form best suits your needs.  Watch Kentucky Realtors® Attorney, Jason Vaughn, explains their form here.

CDC Guidelines
Click here to read COVID guidelines from the Center for Disease Control

Coronavirus: A Guide for REALTORS
NAR continues to update its coronavirus guide for REALTORS®. This guide provides assistance in how to continue in your day-to-day business, including how to approach open houses, driving clients to showings and workplace precautions.

Brokerage Preparedness Plan
Sample Preparedness Plan – a step-by-step plan for communicating about a COVID-19 case in your brokerage.

Coronavirus Resources for Property Owners
For members to share with property owner clients: An NAR resource — updated daily — lists assistance for property owners by federal agencies, banks, mortgage loan servicers, and others during the COVID-19 crisis.

TEAM Kentucky COVID-19 Page
Click here for the latest information on the novel coronavirus in Kentucky.

NAR Advocacy for COVID-19 Relief
Read what NAR is doing to advocate for COVID-19 relief for small businesses, employers and the self-employed workforce.

Guide to Stimulus Benefits for REALTORS
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a historic $2.2 trillion COVID-19 rescue package on 3/27/20. The bill contains numerous benefits for REALTORS® that NAR fought hard for during the past three weeks, including unemployment eligibility for the self-employed and independent contractors; unprecedented aid for small businesses; and a delay in business payroll tax payments. NAR has compiled a comprehensive guide to all benefits for REALTORS® and their customers found in this legislation.

How Stimulus Effects Industry
The nearly $2 trillion stimulus package intended to boost the economy and rush financial support to businesses and individuals during the COVID-19 outbreak includes one provision NAR’s advocacy team has worked to achieve — an inclusion of unemployment aid that also would apply to independent contractors, a category that traditionally is not included in unemployment laws but one that many real estate professionals fall into. Read more.