COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 UPDATES

Your health and safety are of the utmost importance to us. We are monitoring the spread of COVID-19 (known as the coronavirus) and its impact on our community. As COVID-19 is predominantly spreading through close contact, out of an abundance of caution, we are implementing further precautionary measures in response to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), State of Tennessee and Metro Nashville guidelines to ensure the safety and health of our students, members and staff. Please review specific information below.  

GREATER NASHVILLE REALTORS® OFFICE REOPENING PLAN

Greater Nashville REALTORS® will phase in steps to reopening the office and ultimately a homecoming of the entire staff and membership by following the guidelines set forth by Metro Nashville/Davidson County and will change operationally depending on the phase of reopening established by Metro Nashville/Davidson County.

Each Step in the Greater Nashville REALTORS® office Reopening and Homecoming Plan will identify the Projected Start Date which may change depending on the progress of Nashville’s Roadmap for Reopening Phases. The Nashville Roadmap for Reopening Phase is also listed on each step. 

The Greater Nashville REALTORS® Step start date will fall within the Roadmap for Reopening Phase listed, but may not be on the exact same start day of the Nashville Phase listed. This is a “living document” and will continue to be updated as we progress through each step.

Read our steps for reopening by clicking here

TENNESSEE – Governor Bill Lee
The “Tennessee Pledge” is a plan to help Tennesseans return to work in a safe environment, restore their livelihoods and reboot our state’s economy. This plan is not applicable in the six counties with their own health departments including Nashville/Davidson County. Lee’s administration will work with the remaining six counties — Shelby, Madison, Davidson, Hamilton, Knox and Sullivan — to develop their own reopening plans.

Learn more about reopening Tennessee responsibly and the “Tennessee Pledge” at https://www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19/economic-recovery.html

METRO NASHVILLE/DAVIDSON COUNTY – Mayor John Cooper
Nashville/Davidson County is currently working through a Roadmap for Reopening. Nashville’s economy will open in four phases. Nashville/Davidson County will only move to the next phase if there is positive improvement/stability in the metrics for 14 days.

Learn more about the Roadmap for Reopening and what phase Nashville is in at: www.asafenashville.org.

OPEN HOUSE GUIDANCE UNDER NASHVILLE’S ROADMAP FOR REOPENING

Nashville Reverts to Modified Phase Two

Open House Guidance

Beginning Friday, July 3, Nashville will revert to a modified version of Phase Two of its Roadmap for Reopening Nashville. Nashville is also requiring a face covering or a mask in public places.  

Greater Nashville REALTORS® contacted Nashville public health officials and received the following on how REALTORS® may conduct open houses under the modified Phase Two. 

Open houses will continue under the modified Phase Two. Open houses may occur as they did under Phase Two last month, and the new face-covering requirement is also applicable.

Therefore, no more than 25 people can be inside the home at a time, which is in line with the allowance of small gatherings of up to 25 under Phase Two guidelines.

Everyone in the home must stay six feet apart following social distancing guidelines and follow guidance applicable to all residents in public under Phase Two of the Roadmap for Reopening.

The face-covering order requires that during an open house, a face cover or mask be worn within the dwelling and that individuals make the best effort to remain six feet apart. Exceptions to the requirement, according to Metro Health publicly issued guidelines, include:

Children age 12 or less.

  • Persons who cannot medically tolerate wearing a face-covering. No person declining to wear a face covering because of a medical condition shall be required to produce verifying medical documentation.

  • Within a motor vehicle.

  • While outdoors in public spaces, unless maintaining a physical distance of six feet from persons who are not members of the same household or residence, is not feasible. 

To help in the communication of the face-covering order to guests at open houses, the real estate agent hosting the open house should post conspicuous signage at all entrances stating to the effect:

“Pursuant to Order 8 from the Chief Medical Director of Health for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, you are REQUIRED to wear a cloth face covering or mask while attending this open house and make all efforts to maintain a social distance of at least six feet.”

Please read the full text of Order 8 for complete guidance on face coverings and mask requirements. Order 8 can be found by clicking here.

It is important that the entire industry abides by these rules for the safety of the community and to ensure that the real estate industry continues to be able to operate as an essential service.

Please read the full text of Order 8 for complete guidance on face coverings and mask requirements. Order 8 can be found by clicking here.

For more information, NAR has provided Coronavirus: A Guide for REALTORS® to assist you in managing brokerage operations, marketing listings, and closing transactions, under these extraordinary circumstances.

NAR
Coronavirus: A Guide for REALTORS®

 

TN REALTORS®
COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 New Amendment/Addendum Form RF 679 Tutorial

 

ASSOCIATION INFORMATION

OFFICE CLOSED – STAFF AVAILABLE, WORKING REMOTELY
Under an abundance of caution to the current COVID-19 situation, our office is currently closed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Our staff can assist you with your needs during regular business hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm as they are working remotely. Please call 615-254-7516, and someone will be able to help you further. 

STAFF CONTACT LIST 

Phone: 615-254-7516

Email:
info@greaternashvillerealtors.org 
membership@greaternashvillerealtors.org
education@greaternashvillerealtors.org
communications@greaternashvillerealtors.org
legislative@greaternashvillerealtors.org
events@greaternashvillerealtors.org

REALTOR® Store and Lockboxes Now Available for Preorder and Pickup
We are fulfilling pre-orders for lockboxes and items in our REALTOR® Store. Place your order by calling the office at 615-254-7516. A staff member will be available at the office for pickups on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Credit card payments are taken by phone once you arrive in our parking lot. After we receive payment, we will place the items outside for pick up. We will not leave items outside past the designated pickup time. Lockboxes or SentriCards may also be purchased through Realtracs. Please contact Brittany Washington with Realtracs at 615-385-0777, or by email at brittany.washington@realtracs.com.

Disposable Masks Available For Purchase in REALTOR® Store
We have a supply of disposable surgical masks. They come in a box of 20 individually wrapped masks. $26 a box.

Continuing Education by Zoom
The Tennessee Real Estate Commission is allowing livestream Continuing Education through the end of 2020. Our association moved almost instantaneously in April to provide these opportunities. We are regularly adding more Zoom CE opportunities and general sessions, so check our website class calendar for the latest information. It is yet to be determined when we will return to in-person classes. 

ASSOCIATION MEETINGS MOVE TO ZOOM
All committee and board meetings have moved to Zoom until further notice. Any meetings scheduled will be coordinated by the staff in consultation with the chair to determine the necessity of the meeting, and if necessary, will create a Zoom Meeting for conducting the online meeting. Please direct any questions about your assigned committees to your staff liaison.