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  SBA, Unemployment information from NAR  
NAR resources help REALTORS navigate Coronavirus impacts
Nevada REALTORS® continues to strive to give agents and brokers the tools they need to navigate through the Coronavirus impact. Below you will find multiple links and detailed information provided by the National Association of REALTORS on its Coronavirus site at NAR.Realtor/Coronavirus. Click the overview tab and the advocacy tab. On the Advocacy tab you will find FAQ's on SBA, Unemployment and more. 

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. Any updates from NAR and its response to the coronavirus emergency will be collected on this page. NAR has issued information and guidance for the following:
Coronavirus Guidance for REALTORS®  |  Employers  |  Property Owners  |  Commercial Real Estate  |  MLSs  |  REALTOR® Associations

As the actions out of Washington evolve daily, below are a number of Advocacy Q&As to address the ongoing fixes being proposed and implemented in response to the pandemic. Additionally, NAR is "Putting Members First With the "Right Tools, Right Now." In light of the challenges presented by COVID-19, and its impact on the real estate industry, NAR is taking steps to support members through these uncertain times. The Right Tools, Right Now initiative, which was activated once before in 2009, makes new and existing NAR products and services available for FREE or at significant discounts - right now - and is available to REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations.


  LEGAL: Information for Property Managers regarding the Lease and COVID-19  
By Tiffany Banks, NVR General Counsel
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing unprecedented impact and uncertainty for both landlords and tenants alike.  In order to address these uncertainties, Nevada REALTORS® is answering a few of your most frequently asked questions.

For instance, Does the tenant still need to pay rent during the COVID-19 pandemic? And what if a tenant is unable to pay rent during this time what should they do? Click here to get the answers to these questions and more.


  LEGAL: Recent FAQs into the Legal Information Line  
By Christal Keegan, NVR Legal Information Line Attorney

An overwhelming majority of questions received into the Legal Information Lines relate to Coronavirus and its impact on REALTORS®.  The state of Nevada continues to designate real estate professionals and property managers as an essential business.  As such, Nevada REALTORS® continues to provide up-to-date information to its members during unprecedented times to help navigate these uncharted waters.  

Thank you for your calls and we'll continue to support your questions into the Legal Information Lines email: Here's a question answered in the link attached article ... A tenant is trying to get out of a lease or a buyer is trying to get out of a contract because of an alleged loss of income.  Can I ask for proof of loss of employment from a tenant or buyer? Click here to read the answer to this inquiry and more.


  Pivot in Place: NAR President Video  
  Video series. Each week, a member of NAR's 2020 Leadership Team shares tips and updates on the real estate industry during this unprecedented time. NAR President Vince Malta shares an important message about REALTORS®' special responsibility to follow federal, state, and local COVID guidance to help keep their clients and communities safe.

To watch the video, click here.


  Las Vegas REALTOR® named to NAR's 30 Under 30 list  
  The National Association of REALTORS® released its annual 30 Under 30 list last week and the Silver State saw some rare representation. Madison Blau BenShimon, of Las Vegas, was honored on the prestigious list, making her just the third Nevada honoree in the past five years.

Adding to the significance, Blau BenShimon is among the current group of honorees, who earned recognition on the 20th anniversary class of 30 Under 30. Since NAR's first group of 30 was recognized in 2000, the 21 classes have built the roster of honorees to 630.

Click here to read the full article on Blau BenShimon. Click here to see NAR's complete list of 30 Under 30 award winners. 


  NAR partners with Census Bureau in promoting 2020 Census  
  The United States Census Bureau has designated the National Association of Realtors® as a National Partner for the upcoming 2020 Census. With the Bureau seeking to enlist the support of various national organizations, NAR is asking the 1.4 million Realtors® nationwide to help drive Census participation in their respective communities.

In addition to determining appropriate Congressional representation, roughly $1.5 trillion is allocated to states and localities annually based off of Census results - delivering funds for roads, hospitals, schools and countless other public services. More specifically, this year's results will influence the allocation of $93.5 billion to Federal Direct Student Loans, $19.3 billion to Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers and $12 billion to the National School Lunch Program. Click here to read more.