Update from PAR
As COVID-19 has spread throughout Pennsylvania and with Gov. Tom Wolf’s state-of-emergency declaration, we understand that many things are uncertain at this time.
The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® staff will be working remotely for at least the next several weeks. We will continue to provide services to you, however, you may experience a delay when calling the association. Be assured that our staff will return your call and the PAR Legal Hotline will continue to operate. In addition, the association has suspended in-person activities and events, which are posted on this webpage, PARealtors.org/coronavirus.
We were notified that the State Real Estate Commission offices in Harrisburg are closed and employees are working remotely. You may experience delays if you’re contacting them.
PAR is advocating for you with the state. We have requested that the state change or delay the license renewal and continuing education deadline. We will keep you informed as soon as any decisions are made.
We have already received a number of calls regarding practice issues like open houses and closing delays. PAR is working on resources for you to use, which will be available on PARealtors.org/coronavirus. As a statewide organization, we’ve seen specific market conditions that vary greatly across the state. While we can provide general advice on certain aspects of these events, we are unable to give specific advice on how to handle individual transactions. Based on the governor’s declaration of essential business operations, PAR recommends agents and brokers discuss the impacts on each transaction to decide the best course of action.
The National Association of Realtors® has provided guidance for Realtors® for use in your day-to-day business, including how to approach open houses, driving clients to showings and workplace precautions.
Please let us know if you have any questions and stay safe.