The East Valley Association of REALTORS® is making every effort to keep you informed during these unprecedented times. The following section has resources for both members and your clients, and will be continually updated as we are given more information.
DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE OFFERS TEMPORARY FEATURE TO “ASK DRE LICENSING” BY E-MAIL
In addition to their public phone line, the Department of Real Estate is temporarily answering Licensing related questions by email at Ask.DRELicensing@dre.ca.gov.
Staff responding to these emails will have access to limited information and can only answer general licensing and examination questions, such as how does one apply for a license or what are the requirements to renew a license, etc. This email feature cannot provide information about individual applicant statuses, such as when will a renewal be processed, when an exam will be scheduled or why did one get a deficiency letter. For specific questions about application statuses, please contact Licensing at (877) 373-4542.
Emails will be answered in the order they are received. Please expect a 48 hour turn around for an emailed response. Also, be sure to check your spam or junk folders for responses.
C.A.R. WORKING WITH GOVERNOR ON ESSENTIAL BUSINESS CLASSIFICATION FOR REAL ESTATE
As the coronavirus situation and associated real estate-related activities continue to rapidly shift, C.A.R. is working diligently with the governor’s office to have real estate classified as an essential service. We are committed to keeping you updated on these vital activities; for the most up-to-date information,visit car.org/coronavirus.
C.A.R. ISSUES GUIDANCE ON STATEWIDE STAY AT HOME ORDER
The California Association of REALTORS® has issued a statement regarding the California Governor’s statewide Stay at Home Order issued Thursday night, and their guidance that the real estate industry is not exempt from this prohibition.
The official C.A.R. statement can be found here.
We have reached out to the local cities on their responses, and will continually update once we hear back from each city.
Banning referred to their official response, which can be found here. They also recommended following the order put forth by the Governor of California.
The Beaumont Chief of Police sent us the following information:
“The California Association of Realtors told its members Friday to stop all face-to-face sales activities including showings, listing appointments, open houses and property inspections due to coronavirus concerns. Thursday’s “stay at home” order from Gov. Gavin Newsom did not exempt home selling, the association noted. The order aims to keep more people away from each other and help limit the spread of coronavirus. Only “essential” industries can continue to operate, the order says. That includes home construction, the association noted. In recent weeks the industry had been trying to sell existing homes with lots of hand sanitizer and “social distancing” before Newsom upped restrictions. This supersedes all existing local city and county orders that are less restrictive,” the association states in its advisory. “Clients and other consumers are also subject to these orders and should not be visiting properties or conducting other business in person.”
Grand Terrace is following the lead and guidance of the San Bernardino County Department of Health. All up-to-date information can be found at the following link: http://wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/coronavirus/
Loma Linda has not issued an official statement or guidelines. Businesses are advised to refer to the County of San Bernardino for any official statement. The public line for the San Bernardino County Health Department for Covid-19 related information is 909-387-3911.
Yucaipa has not issued an official city statement, but is encouraging REALTORS® in our community to follow Governor Newsom’s Stay at Home order. The California Associate of Realtors regularly updates their website to provide COVID-19 updates, market implications and advice for California realtors. Please see the link below.
A number of sites have been created to provide you with regular updates on COVID-19 and its impact on real estate. We recommend continually checking these sites as daily updates are often provided: