Coronavirus/COVID-19 Website Page 

In an effort to keep our Cobb Association of REALTORS® Members informed regarding the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, here is information regarding the current operating status of our Association, as well as links to information provided by the Georgia Association of REALTORS®, the National Association of REALTORS®, and the US Center for Disease Control, the Georgia Department of Public Health and Local Cobb County Governments.


Cobb Association of REALTORS®:

All Association Events and Classroom Education through Thursday, April 30, including those being held at our offices or at other locations, have been canceled or postponed.  We will be monitoring the situation daily and make decisions on events beyond that date based on up-to-date advisories.  For the current status of our events and classes, please visit our Website Calendar by clicking here.

Until further notice, all Committee meetings, including the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors meetings, will be held via Conference Call or Zoom.   Committee Chairs and Staff Liaisons will provide Committee Members with the appropriate log-in information in advance of these meetings.

As of March 18, our CAR Offices at 444 Manget St. in Marietta will be closed to Members and the public until further notice.  Our staff will be working from home, but calls to our office will be automatically forwarded to their cell phones for uninterrupted service.  Members may also contact us by email at the following addresses:

Here are some additional resources and information for your use during pandemic:

  • Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act: Click on this link to access information on the benefits and relief available to REALTORS as independent contractors during the pandemic, including tax relief and emergency unemployment benefits.
  • Right Tools, Right Now: Click here to find new and existing NAR products and services available for FREE or at significant discounts to REALTORS. The program includes products, resources, and services from all areas of NAR, including:
    • Webinars to help you manage your finances;
    • Education courses to expand your skills;
    • Timely market reports to inform your business and clients.
  • Economic Impact on the Real Estate Industry: Click here to watch an interview conducted by Brian Buffini with NAR’s Chief Economist, Dr. Lawrence Yun, offering his perspectives on the short and long term impact of the pandemic on our industry.
  • How to File an Unemployment Claim in Georgia: Click Here
  • Cobb Emergency Declaration Guidance for Brokers and REALTORS:  Click here to read CAR President Jenea Kennedy’s letter sent to all CAR REALTORS on March 26.
  • The Supreme Court of Georgia has temporarily allowed attorneys to participate in and supervise the closing of a real estate transaction by way of video conference. Click here for the full court order.

 


Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR): 

Click here for GAR coverage of the latest news, meeting and event cancellations, relevant contract stipulations and other resources.


 

National Association of REALTORS (NAR):

Click here for NAR guidance for REALTORS®, REALTOR employers, and REALTOR® Associations, as well as information regarding Political Advocacy steps they are taking to protect our Members and the real estate industry.


United States Government (Center for Disease Control):

Click here to visit the Center for Disease Control website page to find the latest information and statistics regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as recommendations for citizens to protect themselves and their families during these uncertain times.


Georgia Government (Department of Public Health):

Click here to visit the Georgia Department of Public Health website page outlining the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as recommendations for citizens to protect themselves and their families during these uncertain times.  Click here for up-to-date statistics on the outbreak in Georgia.


Cobb County Government: 

Click here to visit the Cobb County Government website page providing COVID-19 updates on County guidelines, operations and resources for Cobb County residents.