VPAR CoVID-19 Member Update

Your VPAR Leadership Team continues to monitor CoVID-19 and its impact on our members.  The VPAR Offices remain open for the essential needs of members.  Office access remains limited to Staff Only.  Member access is available by phone or email. For VPAR Supra iBoxes and other store items please call ahead, and we have established a pickup location outside the office for iBox pickup, drop off or for store items purchased.  Active key users may also upgrade their service to a Supra E-key over the phone.

VPAR continues to process new membership applications and payments over the phone and via email.  In fact, we processed two new member applications already this week!

VPAR is working diligently to implement new technologies for future virtual committee meetings and education programs. We are making progress and will be updating all as the progress evolves in this area.  

Resources for members continue to be updated daily by both our National and State Association.  Use these links for important updates and check often as they are updated on a regular basis.

Virginia REALTORS® Resources and Updateshttps://www.virginiarealtors.org/coronavirus/

Please note the recent updates regarding the Governors Executive Order 53 in which he lays out specific direction to businesses across Virginia. While REALTORS® are still be able to conduct business, he did stress the need to follow the 10-person prohibition on gatherings, stress the need to telework and offer your services as remotely as possible and, if the need arises to conduct business in person, to do so following the CDC-recommended rules dictating social distancing, cleaning, and other means. Virginia REALTORS® is strongly recommending that members stop holding in person open houses.  REALTORS® should be prudent and show the Governor that we mean business in helping to flatten the curve, or he will be forced to take additional action. Our lobbyists  in Richmond are working very hard to protect our industry and ability to work safely.

National Association of REALTORS® – Coronavirus: A Guide For REALTORS®https://www.nar.realtor/coronavirus-a-guide-for-realtors

If you have a specific question or concern, please reach out to VPAR for assistance. We are embracing technology to continue to support and serve our membership.  We are here to help. Your professionalism truly stands out in difficult time like these because That’s Who We R!

 

Lindsay Pennington

VPAR President

Member Update March 25th