COVID-19

Resources for Members

A List of COVID-19 ResourceS FOR MEMBERS

RESOURCE CATEGORIES

Resources for REALTORS® straight from your association

Resources & Updates from GMAR

GMAR is monitoring the communications and recommendations from the CDC as well as other 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.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time of anxiety and uncertainty. We will continue to keep our membership informed as new information becomes available. Our staff will continue to be available to assist members with any questions or concerns via phone, email or online chat during normal business hours.

GMAR Member Services FAQs

Frequently asked questions from members about GMAR including licensing questions, questions, how to address city, township or county-related issues and more!

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GMAR Toolshop

Orders can be placed by calling our office, emailing Pauline@GMARonline.com or visiting our online store. All orders will be shipped on Wednesdays using UPS Ground Service, which typically takes one to two days for delivery, depending on location.

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Online Education

GMAR is offering a host of online real estate courses designed to offer real estate agents an effective and convenient way to hone their sales skills and meet state-mandated continuing education requirements.

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The Greater Realtors® Foundation Benevolent Funds Program

The Realtors® Helping Realtors® program is designed to give assistance to any eligible individual, couple or family who is in need and fits our criteria.

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GMAR Cares: Now Accepting Donations

As we strive to make a difference, starting Monday, May 4th, we will be accepting donations of the items below in a donation box placed in front of our office. Donations will be divided and go to benefit those in need in our community such as the Oakland County Shelter for women and children as well as local hospitals.

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Local Government Resources for Assistance

A comprehensive list of local government resources for members seeking information on assistance programs during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Economic Pulse March 2020

Learn more about how COVID-19 has affected your industry with the Economic Pulse Survey Results from March 2020

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SBA 7A Loans for Real Estate Industry

The Senate recently approved an additional $310 Billion in Additional Funding for the PPP on April 21, 2020.

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Protect Your Investment: A Guide for At Risk Homeowners

The impact of COVID-19 was swift and unexpected, leaving many people in a financial emergency. Learn more about how to protect your investment as a homeowner.

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act: What You Need to Know

Important take-aways from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act introduced on March 25, 2020 with overwhelming bipartisan support.

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PSI Test Taking Update Statement

As of June 3, 2020 PSI resumed testing. Applicants whose eligibility expired while the testing sites were closed due to the emergency, between March 13, 2020 through June 2, 2020, will have their eligibility extended until October 3, 2020

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Straight from Michigan Realtors®

Resources & Updates from Michigan Realtors®

Michigan Realtors is staying on top of COVID-19 developments and how the coronavirus is impacting real estate in Michigan. GMAR has identified select resources that will be of benefit to our members. These resources come straight from Michigan Realtors.

COVID-19 Updates from Michigan Realtors®

COVID-19 Resources directly from Michigan Realtors®

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Michigan Realtors COVID-19 Addendum to Purchase Agreement

Download the official Michigan Realtors COVID-19 Addendum to Purchase Agreement

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Michigan Realtors® Frequently Asked Questions

A comprehensive list of frequently asked questions regarding the impact of COVID-19 on real estate straight from Michigan Realtors®

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Michigan Realtors® Summary of Requirements for Offices

Governor Whitmer has issued workplace standards that apply to all businesses across the State. Thosestandards are currently contained in Executive Order 2020-114

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MDHHS Emergency Order

MDHHS has issues an Emergency Order requiring compliance with Executive Orders under penalty of civil fines up to $1,000 and referral to licensing agencies for enforcement

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DIFS Bulletin on Inspectors & Appraisers

Issued solely to provide guidance on the specific industries included within the term“financial services” as used in the Executive Order. Consistent with Executive Order 2020-59

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Straight from The national association of Realtors®

Resources & Updates the National Association of Realtors®

The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the real estate industry. Everything, from brokerage operations to how listings are being marketed and the ability to close transactions, is requiring REALTORS® to adapt to these extraordinary circumstances. These resources come directly from NAR.

NAR Official COVID-19 Website

The National Association of REALTORS® is providing guidance to help REALTORS® respond to COVID-19 – commonly referred to as coronavirus – and its impact on the real estate industry and real estate transactions.

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NAR Advocacy Towards COVID-19 Relief

NAR’s Federal Advocacy team has been working closely with Congress and the Administration to ensure the interests of REALTORS® and their clients are protected in any federal action in response to COVID-19.

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Coronavirus Guidance for REALTORS®

Success and ability to navigate these uncertain times are paramount to NAR, and we are providing this guidance to help address some of the common transactional issues we are hearing about.

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Coronavirus: Resources for Property Owners

NAR sanctioned list of resources for property owners during the Coronavirus pandemic

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Coronavirus: Resources for Employers

NAR sanctioned list of resources for employers during the Coronavirus pandemic

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Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Flowchart

A flowchart mapping out the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Benefits (The Cares Act)

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Guidance for Fair Housing Compliance

Frequently asked questions about complying with the Fair Housing Act during the COVID-19 pandemic supplement previous guidance.

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Protect your Credit

If you are facing financial difficulties because of the COVID-19 pandemic, act now to protect your credit. The CARES Act implemented provisions to protect consumers’ credit scores from January 30, through July 25, 2020, or after the coronavirus national emergency is declared over, whichever is later.

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Water Readings, Certificates of Occupancy, closures and more

City and County Resources

Here at GMAR, our members come first. With our members in mind, we collected information and resources from city, township, and county governments regarding closures, water readings, and certificates of occupancy.

Register of Deeds Status

An up-to-date list of register of deeds office closures in the tri-county area (Oakland, Wayne and Macomb)

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Resources from around the web useful to our members

Additional Resources

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the real estate industry across the nation, more and more resources are becoming readily available on the internet for REALTORS. Below is a compiled list of resources we believe will be valuable to our members.

Official HUD Coronavirus Website

The official HUD Coronavirus website. Visit for the latest statements, news and information about COVID-19 straight from the Department of Housing and Urban Development

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The HUD New Cares Act

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced a tailored set of mortgage payment relief options for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 National Emergency

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Bank Consumer Assistance Policies

In response to the COVID-19 Outbreak, banks have posted their own policies and ways for consumers to contact them for assistance.

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Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses

Frequently asked questions about the Small Business Paycheck Protection Program from the US Senate Committee

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Freddie Mac Single Family Seller / Servicer Guide

This new, user-friendly Seller/Servicer guide will make it significantly easier for you and your team to find, understand and share critical information.

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REALCOMP COVID-19 FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions straight from REALCOMP about the impact of COVID-19 and the MLS

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IRS Tax Return Extension

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are providing special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The filing deadline for tax returns has been extended from April 15 to July 15, 2020.

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IRS Employee Retention Tax Credit

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today launched the Employee Retention Credit, designed to encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll.

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Michigan Paycheck Protection Program

If the Michigan Paycheck Protection Program (MiPPP) funds are used appropriately, the small business loan will be forgiven and you will only have to pay the accrued interest.

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Michigan UIA Unemployment Benefits Claim Guide

If you become unemployed, you may qualify for unemployment benefits. These benefits are intended to provide temporary income as you seek new employment or have been laid off during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Michigan.gov Coronavirus Resources and Assistance

The state of Michigan is here in our collective time of need to help ease anxieties and guide you through the uncertainties which come with this pandemic. Here are some resources to help.

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The Small Business Owner’s Guide to COVID-19 Relief Funding

This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that are and will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) needs derived from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Michigan Eviction Diversion Program

The Eviction Diversion Program (EDP) is designed to keep Michigan residents who fell behind on their rent during COVID-19 in their homes. The program utilizes a special court process to get fast rental assistance for renters who have been impacted.

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Have questions? Reach out.

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Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®

24725 W Twelve Mile Rd, #100
Southfield, MI 48034

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