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  LEGAL: More FAQs on Covid-19, fair housing  
By Christal Park Keegan, NVR Legal Information Line Attorney

The attached article is the latest release from NVR and its legal team. Nevada REALTORS® attorneys have been busy throughout the Covid-19 lockdown and opening process, working tirelessly to keep members updated on the latest law and policy changes.

Q:  Is it a violation of the Fair Housing Act (FHA) to prohibit children during showings in the MLS private remarks?
A:  The National Association of REALTORSⓇ (NAR) has provided that imposition of such restrictions is not a best practice.  The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination based on familial status, and NAR has identified potential legal exposure with restrictions on children - and families with children.  A best practice to limit those entering a home due to concerns related to COVID-19, would be to consider alternative restrictions instead, such as restricting showings to purchasers of record or restricting the number of visitors allowed in the home at a time.  Remember to adhere to CDC best practices for preventing exposure to, and the spread of, COVID-19.  The complete guidance is available here.

Read the entire Q&A article be clicking here.


  Apply for NVR state offices, committees; nominate an award winner  
  Nevada REALTORS® committees are comprised of current active members of the association. All interested members are encouraged to identify areas of interest and submit a Committee Interest Form. Our members are the focus of our objectives and they are pivotal to Nevada REALTORS® achieving its objectives. The Association's committees generally meet via conference call and/or video conference. To serve on a 2021 NVR committee, please officially express your interest by Sept. 4, 2020.

Additionally, Nevada REALTORS® members interested in state offices (President-Elect, VP, Treasurer) can click here to see further details on those and apply. The application deadline is Aug. 31.

NVR is also now accepting nominations for 2020 Distinguished REALTOR® Award (NDRA) and REALTOR® Active in Politics award (RAP). The deadline for the NDRA and RAP awards is Monday, Sept. 28. Nominate a deserving REALTOR® today! Click here to submit a nomination.


  WEBINAR: Enhance cash flow with stimulus package, banking relationships, other tactics  
Popular webinar offering financial tips to help succeed under current unique business environment
It's time to stop the bleeding in your business. The Taxbot team has put together this emergency presentation to talk to NVR members about the small business stimulus package and what it means as self-employed business people. Taxbot will also share some other tips to free up cash flow so businesses can get through these turbulent times. 

In this webinar NVR members will learn:
  • Exactly what the stimulus package means for self-employed people and small business owners like you...and how to manage this cash to keep your business healthy. 
  • Why it's more important than ever to ensure that you're KEEPING as much of your hard-earned cash as possible...and why this shift in mindset could save your business during the economic downturn. 
  • How you can qualify for unemployment even though you're a 1099 contractor...and why this new groundbreaking benefit can save your business during a rough patch. 
Register for the June 16 (10 a.m.) webinar with NVR member benefit partner Taxbot and learn how to save more on your taxes. Click here to learn more and register.


  NAR introduces implicit bias training for REALTOR® members, associations  

As part of its commitment to addressing racial injustice in America, the National Association of Realtors® has begun circulating a new 50-minute implicit bias training video to its members and association staff. Partnering with the New York-based Perception Institute, NAR's online video draws upon recent research to illustrate how the human brain's automatic, instant association of stereotypes with particular groups can cause people to treat those who are different from them unfairly. Scientific evidence also suggests these biases persist despite people's best intentions and often without conscious awareness.

The Perception Institute, which provides implicit bias training in courtrooms, boardrooms, classrooms and hospitals, has applied the latest research on bias and discrimination to the everyday work of America's 1.4 million Realtors®. NAR's 50-minute video, which offers strategies to override bias in order to convey respect, ensure fairness and improve business relationships, is a precursor to a more in-depth training curriculum being developed for real estate brokers to deliver to their agents. Read more about the video by clicking here.



  Check out NAR consumer guides aimed at helping clients  

Resources are available to help homeowners who are facing financial challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic. NAR has released a pair of consumer guides for just this purpose. 

Protect Your Investment helps homeowners who are struggling to meet their loan obligations due to COVID-19. The guide offers advice about working with trusted professionals like REALTORS® and housing counselors at HUD-approved agencies. The guide also provides information about payment options offered by lenders and tips for avoiding scams.

Protect Your Credit explains the provisions implemented by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to protect consumers' credit scores. The guide outlines consumers' rights under the CARES Act, explains how to obtain a free credit report, and offers guidance on how to dispute inaccurate credit information.



  Keep REALTOR information current  
  Nevada REALTORS® invites members from across the state to check and update their personal profiles in RAMCO, which members can log into at Members can also contact their local associations to provide updated account information.

It is vital that members keep their profile information -- including their current email address -- up to date. Current contact information allows NVR and NAR to reach members with important information regarding billing, Calls to Action and upcoming events. Additionally, without a current email address, members could miss out on valuable information from NVR's weekly newsletter and the Advocate, which focuses on statewide legislative news.

If you have further questions or concerns about keeping your member account updated, you can inquire by email at