COVID-19 Info & Resources

Unemployment Benefits - Updated!                     Small Business Assistance - Updated!                         CARES Act Provisions - Updated!

NAR Offering FREE TeleHealth                             COVID-19 & Real Estate Transaction FAQ's                  Online Education Resources 

New MAR Forms                                                     NAR Statements & Resources                                        14 Day Self Quarantine             

Montana's Executive Orders & Directives           Help for Homeowners - Updated!

 

Montana will enter Phase Two of Re-Open on June 1st - May 19

Governor Bullock Announces $123 Million in Emergency Grants May 5

Governor Bullock Announces Phased Reopening of Montana - April 22nd

 

Find Executive Orders, Directives, Press Releases and other COVID-19 Information  

LIMITATIONS ON EVICTIONS, FORECLOSURES & UTILITY SHUTOFF - APRIL 13TH

Montana Department of Health and Human Services Information 

 MAR COVID-19 GUIDANCE


Congress Passes Addition Funding for SBA Loan Program

On Friday, March 27th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an historic $2.2 trillion COVID-19 rescue package, which was signed by President Trump.
 
The bill contains numerous benefits for REALTORS® that NAR fought hard for during the past three weeks, including unemployment eligibiliy for the self-employed and independent contractors; unprecedented aid for small businesses; and a delay in business payroll tax payments.
 
As of April 16th this program was officially out of money.
 
On Thursday, April 23rd, Congress passed legislation providing additional funding to replenish the small business loan program.
 
NAR has released a video with broad content surrounding this program to help you secure funds. It features REALTORS®, with different business structures and sizes, sharing how they successfully obtained Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans. You’ll also hear tips on navigating the SBA website, what forms to have on-hand when applying, and how to find a lender. Don’t wait—Funding is limited.
 
 

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 7(A) LOAN FAQ'S

NAR'S ADVOCACY WORK TOWARD COVID-19 RELIEF

 


Self-Quarantine for Persons Arriving in Montana

Starting June 1st, the travel quarantine will no longer apply for Montana per the Governor's Directive.

 QUARANTINE CLARIFICATION FOR REAL ESTATE

  • Any person coming to Montana from another state or country for a non-work-related purpose must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days. If a person will be present in Montana for fewer than 14 days, that person must self-quarantine for the duration of the visit.

  • Any person who has already arrived in Montana from another state or country for a non-work- related purpose before the date of this Directive must immediately self-quarantine for the remainder of a 14-day period beginning on the date of their arrival in Montana, or until their departure from Montana—whichever is sooner.

  • The Montana Department of Commerce will advise persons listing hotels, rental properties, or other short-term rentals in Montana—including but not limited to listings on such services as Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, and related services—to include notice of the mandatory quarantine for travelers from another state or country.

  • These quarantine restrictions do not apply in the following circumstances:
    o to persons traveling through Montana en route to another destination; or o to public health, public safety, or healthcare workers

  • These quarantine restrictions shall apply to Montana residents and non-residents alike.

 

 
 
Unemployment Benefits for Self-Employed
 
The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program expands unemployment benefits to those not covered under regular unemployment.
 
This includes people otherwise able and available to work but who, due to COVID-19 related reasons set forth in the CARES Act, are currently unable or unavailable to work.
 
 

 

Small Business Assistance
 
 
On Thursday, April 23rd, Congress passed legislation providing additional funding to replenish the small business loan program.
 
The SBA loan programs (PPP and EIDL) are officially ran out of money on April 16. The U.S. Senate on Tuesday, April 21st, passed a bill to add more money into the CARES Act to replenish the small business loan program.
 
NAR has released a video with broad content surrounding this program to help you secure funds. It features REALTORS®, with different business structures and sizes, sharing how they successfully obtained Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans. You’ll also hear tips on navigating the SBA website, what forms to have on-hand when applying, and how to find a lender. Don’t wait—Funding is limited.
 

 
 
 
 

NAR Offering Free TeleHealth
 
In response to the current health crisis, NAR is funding 2-months of access to Members TeleHealth at no cost to our members, via the Right Tools, Right Now program.
 
Members TeleHealth provides access to a network of more than 2,300 board-certified physicians, who can address non-emergency medical issues via smartphone, tablet or computer.
 
 

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

How many and where are the current cases in Montana?

Where can I find more information about COVID-19 in Montana? 

Where can I find guidelines on how to currently transact business?

What does Governor Bullock's directive about evictions mean?

Should I have an open house?

Where can I find additional information for REALTORS®?

REMINDER: NAR provides general guidelines for REALTORS® . Know what the recommendations and guidelines are for our local area by checking out Montana DPHHS site. 

 

 


MAR Forms and Information for New Forms

MAR's Forms Screening Panel and MAR legal counsel have provided some forms for use at this time. Below are links to the COVID-19 Clause, Mutual Termination Form and a COVID-19 White Paper.

In order to view these forms, you will need to login to a secure page of MAR's website using your NRDS number as you username, and your last name with the First Letter Capitalized (ex. Smith) as your password.

WHITE PAPER ON RECORDING OF HOME SHOWINGS

WHITE PAPER ON LIMITATIONS OF EVICTIONS AND FORECLOSURES

COVID-19 Clause and Information of Use

Mutual Termination Form

Termination of Real Estate Contracts in Light of COVID-19 White Paper

There is only one authorized user of the Legal Hotline per office (a User).  Only the User in each office is authorized to use the Legal Hotline, unless the User has the prior written consent of MAR or Boone Karlberg P.C., the law office that staffs the Legal Hotline.  Additionally, the number and email for the Legal Hotline should never be given to clients, non-REALTORS® or to friends who are having trouble in a transaction. 

 

 


 

MAR OFFICE

MAR staff continues to work remotely and continues to provide all services to MAR members. If you need to reach us, you can send an email to the appropriate staff member or to info@montanarealtors.orgOr you can call 406-443-4032 to leave a message for any MAR staff member.

 


NAR STATEMENTS AND RESOURCES

NAR SHOWING GUIDANCE DURING RE-OPEN 

STATEMENT FROM NAR'S LEGAL COUNSEL ON REAL ESTATE BEING AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE

May 21st REALTOR® RESILIENCY REPORT

NAR has complied some great resources for you as well as guidelines to keep you and your business safe.

NAR PROVIDING TELEHEALTH ACCESS TO MEMBERS

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE'S CCIM INSTITUTE COVID-19 RESOURCES   March 31, 2020

COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR PROPERTY MANAGERS   March 31, 2020

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE GUIDANCE   March 30, 2020

NAR'S TRANSACTION GUIDANCE DURING COVID-19   March 24, 2020

NAR'S ADVOCACY WORK TOWARDS COVID-19 RELIEF   March 21, 2020

NAR OPEN HOUSE GUIDANCE DURING COVID-19  March 20, 2020

CORONAVIRUS: A GUIDE FOR REALTORS®   March 19, 2020

CORONAVIRUS: RESOURCES AND GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYERS  March 19, 2020

CORONAVIRUS: RESOURCES FOR PROPERTY OWNERS  March 19, 2020

CORONAVIRUS: A GUIDE FOR REALTOR®  ASSOCIATIONS  March 19, 2020

MESSAGE FROM NAR PRESIDENT VINCE MALTA  March 17, 2020

NAR COVID-19 HOMEPAGE


ONLINE EDUCATION RESOURCES

NAR, McKissock, The CE Shop and Interact CE are all great resources for online education, informative webinars and financial planning. You can find many trainings on how to use this current time to build your business.

NAR'S RIGHT TOOLS RIGHT NOW

RRC RESOURCES

RRC ONLINE COURSES

RRC STREAMING CLASSROOM COURSES

MAR ONLINE EDUCATION RESOURCES

NAR'S E-PRO CERTIFICATION COURSE

FREE ON-DEMAND LEARNING FROM IREM

NAR'S FINANCIAL WELLNESS WEBINARS

NAR DESIGNATIONS & CERTIFICATES


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

In response to the growing concerns about COVID-19, Montana Association of REALTORS® (MAR) has created a guide of resources to help you stay informed. Information from Federal, State and local governments change daily (sometimes multiple times a day), so know what the recommendations are and reach out to your local public health officials if you have questions or concerns.

World Health Organization (WHO)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Montana Department of Health & Human Services (DPHHS)

Agents, Brokers, and all office staff should be on the same page with safety precautions and guidelines that your office is following. Ultimately, you need to work with your clients to make sure they are comfortable in the process.

 


HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS, RENTERS AND BUSINESSES

Part of Montana's new $123 million emergency grant package, announced May 5th, includes emergency housing assistance for homeowners, renters and businesses.

EMERGENCY GRANT PRESS RELEASE

APPLY HERE

 

If you are a homeowner who is struggling or unable to meet your loan obligations due to COVID-19, work with housing experts and your lender to find a solution. Below is a link to a brochure with resources and helpful information.

PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT

 

 

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