COVID-19

This information is current and accurate as of 3:10 pm on August 17, 2020.

The following guidance is provided as a living document and will be updated as needed.

Information from SCAOR

Staff Availability

Our staff will continue to be available to assist you with any questions or concerns you have during our normal business hours. We have begun offering live, virtual classes. If you need to come to the building, please make an appointment by calling or emailing a staff member. For our contact information, click here.

Online Education

Because of the CDC recommendation and the state of emergency in Delaware, we have begun to offer live, virtual classes. You may also take courses online through the CE shop. Follow this link.

License Renewal

You should have renewed your license by the deadline of April 30, 2020. When submitting your on-line renewal, you were prompted to state if you have been unable to complete your required continuing education due to the Governor’s declared state of emergency. If you did not have all of your CE requirements fulfilled, you have 60 days after the state of emergency has been lifted to complete your requirements. The state of emergency is still in effect. For DE Div. of Professional Regulation contact information and more on this topic, click here.

Bright MLS

For information from Bright MLS regarding COVID-19 Resources, please click here.

Short Term Rental Guidelines

Please see these Suggested Best Practices developed by the SCAOR Rental Affairs Committee and the Short Term Rental Task Force.

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Information from Delaware Association of REALTORS®

Stay Safe Guidelines

Stay Safe Guidelines

COVID-19 Addendum to Listing

This form can be used for sellers to choose to continue showings and access to the property for potential buyers, agents, inspectors, appraisers etc. OR to have the status changed to Temporarily Off the Market for a certain number of days, at which time the listing will then become Active. If you have already had this discussion with sellers, and they are comfortable with your discussion, then you do not need to present them with this form. If you need to have this discussion with your sellers, then this form may help. This is for properties not yet under contract. Click here for the form. .

COVID-19 Addendum to Agreement of Sale

This can be used for existing Agreements or those just being negotiated. This addendum provides if there is a COVID-19 Related Delay, then the party experiencing the delay can notify the other party with a brief explanation of the delay. This will then activate a delay in all time deadlines that have not yet passed for up to 30 days. The parties will continue to work in good faith toward settlement. If the mortgage doesn’t fund due to COVID-19 reasons, then the buyer may cancel and receive a refund of deposit money. If the delay extends beyond the 30 days, then either party may terminate with deposit money refunded to the buyer. If the parties are willing to consider a longer extension than 30 days, you can hand-write a different time period and have the parties initial. Click here for the form. .

COVID-19 Certification for Property Showings/Visits

This form should be utilized as communication between both parties stating they are aware of the risk of COVID-19 and will assess if they wish to continue with showings and the current timeframe knowing the risk. Click here for the form.

Questions Regarding Forms or Anything COVID-19 Related

If you have questions regarding these forms or anything related to these issues, you can contact DAR directly by calling 302-734-4444 or emailing info@delawarerealtor.com

Information from the National Association of REALTORS®

NAR Official COVID-19 Page

Coronavirus Guidance for REALTORS®

Coronavirus Guidance for Employers

SBA CARES Act FAQ's

The SBA funds are being replenished. For more information about this click here.

Information from State of Delaware

Road to Economic Recovery

Details regarding the planning for economic recovery can be found here.

D0L Guidance for Independent Contractors & Self-employed Seeking Unemployment under CARES Act

The Delaware Department of Labor released guidance for independent contractors and self-employed seeking unemployment under the CARES Act. To read more about it, click here.

Delaware COVID-19 Updates

This webpage is updated daily and contains information on all things related to COVID-19 in the state of Delaware.

 

Sussex County Association of Realtors

Phone: 302-855-2300 | Fax: 302-855-2319

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