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New York State Phase 2 Opening for Real Estate

New York Forward - Reopening Guidelines and Forms

NYSAR Forms:

 

New York State: Information on Novel Coronavirus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

New York State Department of Labor

New York State Department of Health
New York State Association of REALTORS®: COVID-19 Updates
  • 12/3 - Governor Cuomo has extended the State of Emergency to January 1, 2021. As a result, licensees are still required to abide by all such guidance, directives and industry phased reopening that are currently in place. Licensees are still prohibited from making any cold calls.  Real estate licensees may not make any unsolicited phone calls to a member of the public during a State of Emergency. General Business Law §399-z(5)(a) states “It shall be unlawful for any telemarketer doing business in this state to knowingly make an unsolicited telemarketing sales call to any person in a county, city, town or village under a declared state of emergency or disaster emergency as described in sections twenty-four or twenty-eight of the executive law.” All other types of marketing such as mailers, billboards, social media, internet etc., are permitted. You may call a FSBO if you have an identifiable purchaser interested in the property.  You are prohibited from calling the FSBO to solicit the listing.  You may still perform business to business calls so long as you are calling the number provided as the business number.
  • 11/3 Remote Notarization On November 3, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Executive Order 202.7 extending to December 3, 2020, the permission of electronic notarization. NYSAR supports allowing virtual notarization and has urged the governor to extend its allowance. For more information on the Department of State website, click here.
  • 10/5 Governor Cuomo Extends State of Emergency, Cold Calling Still Prohibited Governor Cuomo extended the State of Emergency to December 3, 2020.  As a result, licensees are still required to abide by all such guidance, directives and industry phased reopening that are currently in place.Licensees are still prohibited from making any cold calls.  Real estate licensees may not make any unsolicited phone calls to a member of the public during a State of Emergency. General Business Law §399-z(5)(a) states “It shall be unlawful for any telemarketer doing business in this state to knowingly make an unsolicited telemarketing sales call to any person in a county, city, town or village under a declared state of emergency or disaster emergency as described in sections twenty-four or twenty-eight of the executive law.” All other types of marketing such as mailers, billboards, social media, internet etc., are permitted. You may call a FSBO if you have an identifiable purchaser interested in the property.  You are prohibited from calling the FSBO to solicit the listing.  You may still perform business to business calls so long as you are calling the number provided as the business number.Governor Cuomo Extends Ban on Residential Evictions
  • Governor Cuomo announced he was extending the ban on residential tenant evictions through the end of 2020. The Tenant Safe Harbor Act, which safeguards residential tenants from eviction if they are suffering financial hardship due to COVID-19, has been extended until January 1, 2021. The ban on evictions due to the pandemic has been in place since the start of the emergency declaration.
  • 11/3 Remote Notarization On November 3, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Executive Order 202.7 extending to December 3, 2020, the permission of electronic notarization. NYSAR supports allowing virtual notarization and has urged the governor to extend its allowance. For more information on the Department of State website, click here.

NAR Coronavirus: A Guide for REALTORS®

Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® (HGAR)

 

SBA

 



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