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Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors®

**Links to COVID-19 resources for REALTORS**


GCAAR COVID-19 updates

September 29, 2020

Important update from Maryland REALTORS about license renewals

Maryland REALTORS® HIGHLY RECOMMENDS renewing your license as soon as possible, if you have completed all the necessary CE requirements. Please do not wait until the State of Emergency is lifted, as there will likely be a significant backlog if too many licensees all seek their renewals at the same time. 


July 10, 2020

Maryland REALTORS® has recently updated its guidance for open houses. 

Please visit the Maryland REALTORS® FAQfor the full guidance.


June 22, 2020

Open houses may now be held in the District of Columbia, with restrictions.

Phase Two of reopening began today in the District of Columbia. In her updated executive order, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser addresses open houses: 

Open houses may be held…provided that: 
There is no crowding within the building or at the site, such that all persons or groups can maintain social distance; 
There shall not be more than fifty (50) persons at a property indoors at any one time; 
Agents or hosts must make best efforts to capture names, time of arrival, and contact information of attendees, to assist in possible contact tracing. 
Regarding the status of real estate offices during Phase Two: Businesses shall continue to have employees telework to the greatest extent consistent with their business operations.


Meantime, Maryland REALTORS®’ guidance for open houses remains status quo from mid-May. Please visit the Maryland REALTORS® FAQ for the full guidance.

Read more about Phase Two in DC.

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This information is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as formal legal guidance by GCAAR members, including affiliate or secondary members, nor communicated as formal legal guidance to any members of the public. 

As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, GCAAR members, including affiliate and secondary members, and their clients are advised to verify all information with federal, state and local authorities, their brokers and/or their corporate counsel before making any decisions related to the contents of this email or their business practices.

GCAAR is a trade association at the service of its members and there is no attorney-client relationship intended or implied.

Previous email updates

June 11, 2020

Traditional open houses not yet allowed in DC

June 4, 2020

Need to make a SentriLock or REALTOR® purchase? Member Services is here to help!

May 4, 2020

Member services now open for shipping

April 23, 2020

GCAAR update: MD, DC expect to accept unemployment applications for self-employed starting Friday

April 16, 2020

GCAAR update: GCAAR offers resource compilation; MontCo accepting business grant applications

April 8, 2020

GCAAR update: DC Council, Montgomery County Council pass new COVID-19 legislation to support affected residents, businesses

April 7, 2020

GCAAR update: DC Mayor adds clarification; MR guidance; NAR Facebook Live on federal aid

April 4, 2020

GCAAR update: MD REALTORS issues updated guidance for MD stay-at-home order

March 31, 2020

GCAAR update: MD REALTORS issues guidance for MD stay-at-home order

March 30, 2020

GCAAR update: New national coronavirus law and what it means for REALTORS®

March 28, 2020

GCAAR update: DC Mayor says open houses are NOT permitted

March 25, 2020

GCAAR update: DC Executive Order, Maryland REALTORS FAQ & VA license extensions

March 24, 2020

GCAAR update: MD executive order closes GCAAR, real estate brokerages & branch offices

March 21, 2020

A special message from GCAAR President Danai Mattison Sky

March 20, 2020

Message from our president: COVID-19 Form and other forms updates are now LIVE!

March 19, 2020

Update: CRS course goes virtual; COVID-19 TOPA extensions and more

March 18, 2020

Update: MoCo Land Records Office announces specific times it will accept recordings; DC Recorder of Deeds still open

March 17, 2020

Update: Montgomery County Land Records office to reverse closure decision

March 16, 2020

Update: Rockville Member Services/store closing 5 p.m. March 17

March 12, 2020

Update: GCAAR's response to the coronavirus pandemic

GCAAR Leadership Video SeriesWe hear you.

You have many questions about how to conduct your business in this new, virtual world. We all know this is NOT business as usual – it’s doing business in the best way we can.

GCAAR's leaders answer those burning questions in this video series and provide ideas to help you continue to conduct business while being a good neighbor, despite the challenging circumstances. Take a look