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Maryland REALTORS®
Frequently Asked Questions

To ease any confusion, Maryland REALTORS® has worked hard with the brokerage community to develop a set of guidelines, which have been reviewed by the Administration. These are presented as best practices; if your attorney or broker has a different policy, follow that. We will continue to monitor this continuously evolving situation and will provide updates as necessary.

NATIONAL & LOCAL RESOURCES

Click below to access more resources available to you.

Right Tools Right Now - NAR initiative for new and existing products and services available for FREE or at significant discounts.

NAR Coronavirus Guide for REALTORS® - Online Guidance for REALTORS® directly from the National Association of REALTORS®, make sure you're keeping yourself safe and working within federal legal bounds.

A COVID-19 Workplace Re-entry Checklist

NAR's Advocacy Work Towards COVID-19 Relief - NAR is committed to ensuring that lawmakers continue to take into consideration the real estate industry, including independent contractors and small business owners.

Mortgage and Personal Finance FAQs - Provisions and actions that are designed to address homebuying, homeowner/landlord, and personal finance issues.

REALTOR® Resiliency Report - Describes ways NAR is working to guide and support you during the pandemic.

  1. April 23, 2020
  2. April 30, 2020
  3. May 7, 2020
  4. June 4, 2020
  5. June 11, 2020
  6. June 25, 2020

Best Practices for Compliance with Governor Hogan's Safer-At-Home Order (5/22/20)

Unemployment FAQ - Following up its recent unemployment webinar, Maryland REALTORS® Senior Vice President of Government Affairs provides this FAQ on unemployment issues.

COVID-19 Addendum Form - Maryland REALTORS® COVID-19 Addendum is now posted on their Statewide Forms Page(Login using your NRDS# information)The COVID-19 Addendum was prepared to assist Buyers and Sellers with managing delays caused by the novel Coronavirus.

Maryland REALTORS® Legal Help - Click link to submit questionnaire form. As of March 20, 2020, you can only submit legal hotline questions with this online form.

Best Practices for Showings of Occupied Rental Properties - This guidance outlines some best practices for landlords, tenants, and property managers concerning hygiene and sanitation within individual housing unit and in common areas.

Bright MLS
Relaxing the rules with their new COVID-19 protocols. Review the changes via the link above.

COVID-19 Case Dashboard - Displays the best data available to the Howard County Health Department at the time of reporting.

Howard County Public Schools - Stay up to date with the local school Coronavirus policies.

State of Emergency - Executive Order 2020-02 declares a state of emergency for Howard County. (PDF)

Congress Passes $2T Stimulus Package - On March 27, Congress approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. NAR breaks down all the provisions by subject, including Small Business loans, unemployment coverage, mortgage forbearance, and taxpayer rebates.

Maryland Coronavirus COVID-19 Business Response Loan

Maryland Department of Labor Loans

SBA Small Business Loans

Maryland Department of Commerce Loans

Howard County Chamber of Commerce Business Resources

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