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 the specific information below.
GREATER NASHVILLE REALTORS® OFFICE BUILDING OPEN
Over the past few months, our staff has continued to provide all the member services our members need and deserve while working remotely.
The Greater Nashville REALTORS® office building is back open during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We can service your REALTOR® Store, Sentricard and Lockbox purchases, and any REALTOR® needs that require an in-person visit.
Our staff is happy to provide contactless service without you needing to enter the building. If you prefer, you may come into the administrative entrance and shop our REALTOR® Store and discuss your Sentricard and Lockbox needs. If you need to enter the building, we ask you to wear a mask, get a temperature check and conduct a COVID-19 screening before entering the building. If you’d like to discuss our process, please call us at 615-254-7516.
All classes and meetings will continue by Zoom at this time.
Thank you for your understanding as we serve you and strive to keep our members and staff safe.
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 here about reopening Tennessee responsibly and the “Tennessee Pledge."
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
Open House Guidance - Updated Monday, November 23, 2020
Beginning Monday, November 23, Nashville has established the RULE OF 8 within the Reopening Nashville Phase Three guidelines. Nashville is also requiring a face-covering or a mask in public places.
Open houses will continue, but under the RULE OF 8, no more than 8 people can be inside the home at a time.
Everyone in the home must stay six feet apart following social distancing guidelines and follow guidance applicable to all residents in public under Phase 3 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.
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.
OFFICE OPEN – STAFF AVAILABLE
Our staff is happy to provide contactless service without you needing to enter the building. If you prefer, you may come into the administrative entrance and shop at our REALTOR® Store and discuss your Sentricard and Lockbox needs.
If you need to enter the building, we ask you to wear a mask, get a temperature check and conduct a COVID-19 screening before entering the building. If you’d like to discuss our process, please call us at 615-254-7516. Our staff can assist you with your needs during regular business hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.
Please call 615-254-7516, and someone will be able to help you further.
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 Virtual 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 CONTINUE ON 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.