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GSAR Response and Resources Related to COVID-19

Published Sunday, July 12, 2020 4:00 pm

Updated 7/12/20 4:00pm

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GSAR is taking all necessary precautions in response to the growing concern regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. We are suspending all non-essential travel for staff, cancelling all association events through May, and possibly further, and postponing all in-person classes through May as well. These dates will be re-evaluated and extended, as needed. All member services remain intact, as all GSAR staff have transitioned to working remotely. We are here to help you through this time. Please reach out to any staff member at your convenience. We will be responding to phone messages and e-mails during normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.

The Association is providing the following guidance to help our REALTOR® members and consumers respond to the coronavirus's impact on the real estate industry. This information was compiled with the help of the New York State Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. As the situation is rapidly changing, the information below will be updated, as needed.  

 

New York State Exams - (Roll out began July 6.) Updates and COVID-19 instructions for examinees

 

PHASED REOPENINGS - STAY INFORMED

NY Forward - Phase 4 Businesses

NYSAR Legal Update Recorded Webinar: IN-PERSON CONTACT - PHASE 2 & BEYOND

New York State – What You Need to Know (updated regularly)

PHASE 2 REGIONAL REOPENING - NYSAR FAQs   (6/9/20) - includes information on PUA, Licensing/Education, Summary Guidelines and much more

COVID-19 Disclosure Form (NYSAR)  (6/2/20)

NYSAR Guidelines for Real Estate Activity

Real Estate Guidelines - Reopening NY  Summary   (5/29/20)

Guidance for Real Estate Services During COVID-19   Detailed (5/29/20)

Click here to join the GSAR & CNYIS private Facebook page for instant updates

Regional COVID-19 Metrics: Where Regions Currently Stand (updated regularly)

Licensing Extension Instructions (DOS)  (5/29/20)

Licensing and Education Questions for COVID-19  (5/19/20)

Coronavirus: A Guide for REALTORS® (5/19/20)

  

UNEMPLOYMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE LINKS:

Cintas - Member Reopen Assistance & Discount Program

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act - SBA Loan Forgiveness – Independent Contractors and Sole Proprietors

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

New York Forward Loan Fund  (5/26/20)

Coronavirus SBA CARES Act FAQs  (5/1/20)

How Small Businesses Can Get Help During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Legal Assistance for Unemployment Insurance Benefits – Volunteer Lawyers

An Independent Contractor’s Guide to CARES Act Relief  (4/23/20)

Be Alert for Scammers  (4/23/20)       Victim of a scam? Report form- consumer fraud 

Local Resources: Small Business, Workers, Unemployment Insurance  (4/22/20)

Streamlined Application for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance without having to first apply for unemployment insurance (4/20/20)

CARES Act: The Relief Package that Works for All Americans

IRS Guidance for CARES Act to taxpayers with net operating losses

Small Business Administration COVID-19 Loans

COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits Overview Webinar for GSAR/CNYIS members by HR One - recording

Employer Resource Center for COVID Info. - from HR One

Applying for a loan? Time to get started! NAR update 4/9/20 

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance - NYSAR  

NYS Dept. of Labor - file here for benefits

 

From the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR):

 

From the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR):

Onondaga County & NYS COVID-19 Resources:

 

GSAR Office Closed

The GSAR office is closed through the end of May. However, all member services remain intact and staff will be working remotely.

Contact us directly - please leave a message regarding the reason for your call or send us an e-mail.
315-457-5979

Lynnore Fetyko - CEO - fetyko@cnyrealtor.com or ext.228

Christine TenEyck - Executive Assistant & Communications - teneyck@cnyrealtor.com or ext.227

Sue Clark - Finance Director - clark@cnyrealtor.com or ext.226

Katie DeAnthony - Operations Manager - kdeanthony@cnyrealtor.com or ext.225

Susan Proch - Director of Member Professional Development - proch@cnyrealtor.com or ext.224

Denise Yerdon - MLS Director - yerdon@cnyrealtor.com or ext.223

Nora DiMeis - Member Services & Staff Coordinator - dimeis@cnyrealtor.com or ext.221

Danielle Mizon - Admin. Assistant to Education and MLS - mizon@cnyrealtor.com or ext.237