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COVID-19 Response

Uninterrupted Member Services During COVID-19 (coronavirus) Response
 
As the coronavirus / COVID-19 scenario develops nationally and in South Alabama, our top priority at Baldwin REALTORS® 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 read on for guidance from Baldwin REALTORS® and NAR®, and do not hesitate to ask us if you have any questions.
 
 
 
  

 
 BR® & Baldwin MLS Event, Education & Meeting Cancellations & On-Site Service
 
Baldwin REALTORS® office is closed to member traffic until further notice. Please utilize our
Staff Directory during this time for direct contact information.
 
BR® staff will continue working at the office, but will be required to wear masks and practice all existing sanitary guidelines while remaining a minimum of six feet apart. The office will remain closed to member traffic until June 1st, at which time access to the building will remain limited. Please see how to make an appointment with staff below. Any visitors to the office will be required to use all safety precautions - mask & gloves.

Please note: New members should continue submitting applications via email and doing all orientation requirements virtually, as has been the protocol. All New Member applications should be emailed to
info@baldwinrealtors.com.
 
 
 
 

 
 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.
 
As of Saturday, March 28, following Governor Kay Ivey's order, the BR® Board of Directors voted to temporarily suspend all open house IDX feeds. Due to the suspended feed, the Paragon system will cease to display open houses as an option in the database or in the IDX feed during this time. While open house IDX feeds are suspended, REALTORS® and the real estate industry are NOT to cease operating.
 
Baldwin MLS Open House IDX Feed is scheduled to return Monday, May 11, in alignment with the Amended Safer at Home Order issued by Governor Ivey on May 8, 2020.
 
 
  

 
COVID-19 Email Communication Archive
 
Click the links below to find the Association's announcements and newsletters that have been sent out during this time. Newsletters include helpful tools and resources to equip REALTORS®, industry affiliates, and their clients.
 
 
 
 
Missed a previous webinar? Click here to find and watch the recording! 
 
 

 
Extended CE Deadline & Delivered Virtually!

AREC has announced the deadline for completing the required CE to obtain or maintain an active real estate license for the upcoming license renewal period has been extended to December 31, 2020. Additionally, all approved courses, salesperson and broker pre-license, salesperson post-license and all continuing education courses, can now be delivered through virtual platforms [for CE] until December 31, 2020. 

PLEASE NOTE: The license renewal payment deadline has not changed.

 
 
 Governor Ivey Announces altogetheralabama.org
 
Governor Kay Ivey on Monday, April 6, announced the launch of altogetheralabama.org, an online resource that will serve as a hub of information for the state’s response to the coronavirus crisis. The website is designed to be a comprehensive guide to aid in navigating all issues related to the COVID-19 response. Individuals and business owners can seek help and identify state and federal resources that can provide a lifeline in the form of low-interest loans and financial assistance.
 
 
 
 A Message from Governor Ivey to Small Businesses - 04.01.2020
 
Governor Kay Ivey released a letter to small businesses, encouraging each business to act fast and contact their bankers, accountants, and financial advisors.
 
  
 

 
COVID-19 Addendum Form - Now in BR® Documents!
 
This newest form has been provided by Alabama REALTORS® and is available to you in your BR® Documents found in the Member Portal. We understand the current reality is causing some uncertainty for real estate transactions, so this document is available should you need it.
 
 
  

   
ShowingTime's New Default Setting
 
Due to overwhelming agent demand and a desire for the safest possible showings for all concerned, ShowingTime will be updating all current listings and the default for new listings to be “No Overlapping Showings” so that by default two showing agents won’t be scheduled to be in the same property at the same time.
 
Agents and offices can change their defaults later when or if they deem it appropriate, but the new default assumption on any listings in the ShowingTime system is “no overlap,” unless specifically designated by the listing agent or listing office.
 
 
 

  
 
NAR right tools, right now.                                                      
Latest news on coronavirus                                               
covid-19 guide for realtors®                                              
YOUR GUIDE TO PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE   
coronavirus advocacy faq                                                  
SBA CARES ACT faq                                                                     
aid, relief, and economic security act                             
realtor® resiliency report - 04.30.2020                            
   
 
 

 
 
 
 
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.
 
Baldwin REALTORS® is 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®.