IRES MLS COVID-19 RESOURCES

To ensure the safety of our staff and subscribers, the IRES office is closed at this time.Ā  That doesn’t mean that IRES MLS isn’t available to meet your needs.

Employees are working from home.Ā  In today’s digital age, we are able to continue to take calls (although, please be patient when calling in) and continue to be available for live chat during business hours (Monday through Friday 8am-5pm MST).

Our classes continue in webinar format.Ā  Please refer to our training calendar for learning opportunities.

This page is to provide resources for our subscribers.Ā  Ā  Information is changing daily; we will strive to keep this page current as it relates to your business.Ā  The following information may be sourced from REALTORĀ® organizations, but the information is applicable to all real estate professionals, regardless of REALTORĀ® affiliation.

Be well.Ā  Stay distanced.Ā  We’re here for you.


09/02/2020:Ā  Eviction Moratorium Executive Order Issued:

Colorado Association of REALTORSĀ® Communique on the Eviction Moratorium Executive Order

As everyone is aware, the CDC has releasedĀ an Executive Order placing a moratorium on all evictions through the end of 2020 (see the Executive Order Here).Ā  In short, this moratorium creates a number of issues and questions that NAR and coalition partners are working to find answers to.

As of now, NAR has released a statement explaining the chaos the Order will cause and calling on Congress to take swift action regarding emergency rental assistance programs for housing providers. Ā See NARā€™s Statement Here

Because this is a Federal issue, members should direct their questions to NAR at this time. CAR will continue to share additional information as it becomes available.


04/23/2020:Ā  Boulder County Extends Stay At Home Order through May 8, 2020

Pursuant to the statutory authority granted the Executive Director of BCPH, the following is ordered:

1. All persons and businesses in Boulder County are ordered to continue abiding by the requirements of Coloradoā€™s Stay-At-Home Orders through midnight on May 8, 2020, even though those orders as issued by the State would otherwise expire on April 26, 2020. By this Order, I hereby adopt all terms and conditions of Coloradoā€™s Stay-At-Home Orders, Executive Order D 2020-024 and Public Health Order 20-24 as updated, as set forth therein, with one limited exception as noted in Paragraph 2 below.

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04/21/2020 CAR Legal Counsel Speaks to Safer At Home

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04/09/2020

Department of Regulatory Agencies Division of Real Estate Guidance:Ā Practicing Real Estate During a Pandemic

The Department of Regulatory Agencies, specifically the Division of Real Estate, and the Department of Law have received inquiries regarding the ability of real estate brokers to show property during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis. We want to provide guidance on what a real estate broker can and cannot do during this time.

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04/07/2020

CAR COVID-19 Update: Stay at Home Order and Essential Services Interpretation

CAR has been in communication with the Attorney Generalā€™s office and has learned that the Third Updated Public Health Order 20-24 that was issued in conjunction with the Stay at Home order (Executive Order D 2020 017) does not consider in-person showings and open houses to be a critical business/service.Ā  According to the Attorney Generalā€™s office, only real estate transactions that actually transfer real property ownership (Closings) are permissible and even they must comply with the Social Distancing Requirements set forth in the Health Order.


03/31/2020

COLORADO SECRETARY OF STATEā€™S OFFICE IMPLEMENTS REMOTE NOTARIZATION

After working closely with the Governorā€™s office, stakeholders, and the legal community, the Colorado Secretary of Stateā€™s Office has implemented a remote notarization process.

For the Notice of Temporary Adoption for the Colorado Notary Program Rules (8 CCR 1505-11), please clickĀ here. The notice includes the adopted rules, a statement of basis, and statement of justification. For an unofficial copy of the notary rules as adopted and effective 3/30/2020, please clickĀ here.Ā If you have any questions concerning these rules please emailĀ notary@sos.state.co.usĀ orĀ sos.rulemaking@sos.state.co.us.

For more information, please visitĀ www.sos.state.co.us.

https://www.coloradorealtors.com/2020/03/30/remote-notarization-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/


Colorado state-wide stay-at-home order Issued:

Effective 6:00am Thursday March 26, 2020 through Sunday April 26, 2020.


FIRST AND FOREMOST:Ā  Please speak with your managing broker for office guidelines and policies related to COVID-19.Ā Ā 

The following information may be sourced from REALTORĀ® organizations, but the information is applicable to all real estate professionals, regardless of REALTORĀ® affiliation.


National Association of REALTORSĀ® Resources:

Coronavirus: A Guide for REALTORSĀ®Ā  This page is available for all real estate professionals, not just REALTORSĀ®.

The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the real estate industry. Everything, from brokerage operations to how listings are being marketed and the ability to close transactions, is requiring REALTORSĀ® to adapt to these extraordinary circumstances. The National Association of REALTORSĀ® (NAR) understands that these unprecedented circumstances are impacting our membersā€™ ability to conduct their businesses. Our membersā€™ success and ability to navigate these uncertain times are paramount to NAR, and we are providing this guidance to help address some of the common transactional issues we are hearing about.

This guidance will be continually updated based on current directives from the WHO, the CDC and the White House, and we encourage all members to stay informed by regularlyĀ visiting the CDCā€™s website(link is external),Ā and to comply with local and state government orders regarding coronavirus-related restrictions.

As always, we are here to support you and see you through this crisis. Thank you for your membership, and we are stronger together!


Colorado Association of REALTORSĀ® Resources:

Colorado REALTORĀ® COVID-19 Information PortalĀ  This page is available for all real estate professionals, not just REALTORSĀ®.

Emergency Covid-19 Contract Addendum Ā This form is currently available on the start screen of IRESis.com; we’re working quickly to get it incorporated into our contracts module, as well.

CAR has worked with the Colorado Bar Association in the creation of an approved addendum to the Commission-approved Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate to address the practical implications of Covid-19. The addendum addresses real estate transactions that are impacted and/or delayed by shutdowns of title offices, government agencies, lenders and/or appraisers; and real estate transactions that are impacted and/or delayed by mandatory or voluntary quarantines.

Small Business Resources:

Colorado small businesses impacted by COVID-19 can seek individual small business loans up to $2M as part of the Small Business Administrationā€™s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. Small businesses throughout all 64 counties may seek SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Governor Jared Polis announced that Coloradoā€™s application for federal disaster area designation has been approved.

To learn more about the application process, please visit theĀ SBA website. If you need support in navigating the application process, please visit theĀ Colorado Small Business Development Center COVID-19 website. We also have a hotline for small business owners to call with questions about how to apply:Ā (303) 860-5881.

CO HELP: COVID-19 Hotline

For answers in many languages including English, Spanish (EspaƱol), Mandarin (ꙮ通čƝ), and more:

If you have symptoms and think you have been exposed, call a health care provider.

Sources for Public Health Information

To review the facts, please see theĀ Colorado Department of Public Health and Environmentā€™s (CDPHE) Fact Sheet.

For public health management:


State of Colorado Resources:

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our Local Public Health Agencies (LPHA) and our communities to provide updated information about COVID-19.
Division of Real Estate:

The Division of Real Estate has received numerous inquiries from real estate brokers and homeowners concerning the showing of homes and conducting open houses at this time while COVID-19 is spreading. We have seen state-wide Public Health Order 20-23 limiting mass gatherings to no more than ten (10) people, Executive Order D 2020 013 Ā mandating the reduction of in-person work requirements by at least 50 percent for non-essential businesses, and ā€œStay-at-Homeā€ orders in Denver, Boulder, and other counties further limiting the ability of parties, including notaries, to appear in person for closings.

There are many resources available for you and your clients to consider before showing a home, and prior to having a conversation about conducting an open house at this time.

Many other Colorado cities and counties may be considering placing similar restrictions on businesses and residents in the near future.

Real estate professionals and homeowners should follow any emergency rules or orders in effect for the county and city where they are contemplating holding an open house. Real estate brokers have an obligation to exercise reasonable skill and care and should adhere to best practices to protect the general public, their clients, and themselves during this time of uncertainty


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