THIS PAGE CONTAINS INITIAL INFORMATION SHARED WITH MEMBERS REGARDING COVID-19. FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR COVID RESOURCES PAGE HERE.
Uninterrupted Member Services During COVID-19 (coronavirus) Response
As the coronavirus / COVID-19 scenario develops nationally and in North Alabama, our top priority at HAAR and ValleyMLS.com is to ensure that Members and MLS subscribers see no interruption in benefits and services. We are committed to this priority and will continue to be until this situation is resolved.
We are actively monitoring COVID-19 by staying close to official guidance from the National Association of REALTORS ® , the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization .
We want to address every touch-point members and subscribers have. Please see below for guidance from HAAR and ValleyMLS.com and do not hesitate to ask us if you have any questions.
Social Distancing Challenges During COVID-19
Any scenario that requires social distancing, such as showings or seller consultations, can pose challenges to our industry during this time. With that in mind, we will continue to evaluate the tools, policies, and resources we can provide to agents, members and their clients.
We encourage all members to be in communication with their clients during this time and put their safety top of mind. Thank you for your professionalism and commitment to the communities we serve.
HAAR & ValleyMLS.com Event, Education & Meeting Cancellations & On-Site Service
HAAR and ValleyMLS.com offices closed to public traffic until at least Friday, May 1st.
Here at HAAR and ValleyMLS.com offices, we have cancelled all events, classes, and workgroup committee meetings until at least Friday, May 1st.
Many, if not all, of these events, classes and meetings will be rescheduled, so please stay tuned to our Facebook page, website, The Weekly newsletter, and other channels for updates.
Because of these cancellations, HAAR and ValleyMLS.com offices will be closed to public traffic and open only for meetings by appointment. This includes the purchasing or transfer of lockboxes with our Member Services department.
Education: Members will have the ability to receive a refund for cancelled classes or a credit toward future classes. We will make every effort to reschedule as many classes as possible so members will have to put forth as little effort as possible to develop their careers. Remember that previous MLS trainings can be livestreamed for free . Upcoming events and classes can be viewed on our calendar HERE .
Federal Response to Mortgage Lending
Ken Fears, NAR’s Senior Policy Representative for Banks, Lending and Housing Finance, has released a statement about the federal regulator’s work related to COVID-19 and mortgage lending. Please click below to read it in full.
COVID-19 Guide for REALTORS®
As published in The Weekly newsletter, NAR has released their COVID-19 guide for REALTORS to respond to its potential impact on the real estate industry. It includes information on how to work with your sellers, precautions Brokers should take in their offices, and how to stay compliant with Fair Housing rules. Please the link below with your colleagues.
That’s Who We R ®
We are reassured and glad to see that our local and state leaders are addressing COVID-19 seriously with preventative measures that will hasten the timeline at which we prevail as a community and a nation over coronavirus.
HAAR and ValleyMLS.com are matching that commitment while ensuring REALTORS® can do their job as stewards of the American Dream of homeownership and private property rights. That’s Who We R ® .