COVID-19 RESOURCE HUB

Resources to Help You Conduct Business During this Period of Uncertainty

During this time of uncertainty, it’s important to stay positive – and well informed. To help you stay current with business best practices, while navigating the constantly-changing environment, we’ve collected the following resources. Whether you’re focused on the safety of your buyers and sellers or you are looking to improve your social networking while social distancing – these resources provide strong counsel to keep you productive, purposeful and positive.

CARES Act

The CARES Act includes several provisions that could prove helpful to you, such as:
  • New and expanded Small Business Administration loan programs for small businesses, including real estate agents
  • Relief for businesses with existing SBA loans
  • Expanded unemployment benefits
  • Retirement account withdrawals, free of penalties
  • Tax deferrals and benefits for self-employed individuals and independent contractors
  • Family Leave and Sick Leave protections

Check out these resource links for more information

Get Support and Apply for a PPP Loan

Update to the EIDL Loan – March 29th, 2020

On March 29, 2020, following the passage of the CARES Act, the SBA provided small business owners and non-profits impacted by COVID-19 with the opportunity to obtain up to a $10,000 Advance on their Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). The Advance is available as part of the full EIDL application and will be transferred into the account you provide shortly after your application is submitted. To ensure that the greatest number of applicants can receive assistance during this challenging time, the amount of your Advance will be determined by the number of your pre-disaster (i.e., as of January 31, 2020) employees. The Advance will provide $1,000 per employee up to a maximum of $10,000. Find more information on EIDL loans here.

Broker/Owners – When applying for a loan, you will be asked for our franchise code/number. You can find the codes for each region below. To find your code based on your region, visit our Broker/Owner MAX/Center card.

We know you might be struggling right now. Visit the links below to see what relief is available for you to help you during this time of uncertainty.

Relief for you and your business

Unemployment Benefits by State

Goverment Websites by State

Educating and Engaging Clients

During this uncertain time, clients want to hear from you. As isolation and working from home becomes the new normal, we all have a need to feel connected. Check out the resources below and how you can continue to be of service to your clients.

Relief Information for Homeowners

Some states are offering relief programs for homeowners. Check out the resources below and do your due diligence to see if your state is offering any relief programs you can send to your clients.

Federal Updates

Tips for Conducting Your Business Virtually

Now is the time to embrace technology and learn new ways to run your business virtually. We have collected a variety of resources from all over the web to help educate you on how to run your business in a virtual world.

Tips for Working Remotely

Working with Your Clients and Team

Virtual Open Houses

RE/MAX Europe Articles and Tips

Protecting Your Communities

In this uncertain time, it’s more important than ever to focus on protecting your buyers and sellers. The resources cited here will help you identify best practices suggested by industry professionals.

RE/MAX Branded Safety Supplies

The Rules and Regulations in Place in Your Backyard

How to Keep Your Business Moving

Industry Articles

You’re not alone. We as a real estate industry are in this together. See what NAR and other publications are saying during this time.

NAR Articles

Market Statistics

Industry News

Skype

  • Free tier can host up to 50 people in a meeting with no time limits
  • Audio/Video Calling with Screen Sharing and Call Recording
  • They boast End to End Encryption

Cisco Webex

  • They have recently upped their Free tier
  • Unlimited meetings for up to 100 participants
  • No duration limits
  • Audio/Video Calling with screen share and recording

Google GSuite

  • This is the biggest bang for your buck since you’re actually signing up for a full suite of office products and people might already be using it to manage their email and office suites
  • $7.80/Month
  • Includes: Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, Office Suite with Drive Storage
  • You can port your custom domain over
  • Google Meet Supports
    • Up to 100 Participants
    • Audio/Video Calling with Screen Sharing and Call Recording saved to Drive

Zoom

Social Shareables to Market Your Listings

The world is virtual and we are all #AtHomeTogether. We have compiled a folder of social shareable you can use to connect with your network and share helpful information with your clients.

As a Broker/Owner navigating these times can be difficult. We want to equip you with the resources you need to help run your Brokerage during this time of uncertainty. Tune into our Pivot webinar series that features Broker/Owner discussions on how to navigate your business during this uncertain time and how to respond to incoming media inquiries.

RE/MAX Europe Broker/Owner Articles 

Access the resources here.

NAR’s Federal Advocacy team has been working closely with Congress and the Administration to ensure the interests of REALTORS® and their clients are protected in any federal action in response to COVID-19, in addition to minimizing transaction disruptions during these very difficult circumstances.

In a surprise move Wednesday the U.S. Congress cleared legislation extending the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), popular with REALTORS®, through August 8.

As the conditions surrounding COVID-19 continuously evolve, RE/MAX HQ remains as committed as ever to supporting affiliates.

ABOUT THE RE/MAX INTEGRA RESOURCE HUB

As a result of the COVID19 pandemic we are in an unprecedented healthcare and economic crisis. The measures to control the pandemic and reduce the spread of the virus have put extraordinary pressure on our industry.

In order to assist our network to maintain operations as much as possible and as much as currently permitted, RE/MAX INTEGRA has gathered resources in a resource hub (Resource Hub) for your convenience and reference. The materials in the Resource Hub are made available for you to consider using in your brokerage operations. The materials that are included in the Resource Hub are not mandatory, and whether you use them is your decision. RE/MAX has not vetted these materials and cannot guarantee that they are appropriate or that they conform to the applicable legal requirements in your municipality or state. It is your responsibility as a Broker/Owner to ensure that the materials and procedures that you put in place are reasonable, appropriate, and conform to the applicable laws, regulations, and public health guidance.

You should pay particular attention to any of the materials in the Resource Hub that apply to in-person meetings or home showings as these activities have the greatest likelihood of contributing to the spread of the COVID19 virus. We strongly recommend that you check in frequently with your local public health officials as guidance on in-person contact has changed frequently and it may vary based on where you or the home being sold is located. As a reminder, all open houses, door knocking, card and pamphlet drops, and face-to-face meetings must cease until further notice.

You should also be monitoring the news and other sources of official updates for instructions from local and provincial governments in the event that in-person meetings of any kind are prohibited by law including as a result of an order made pursuant to a state of emergency.

The materials in the Resource Hub are provided for the use of RE/MAX Broker/Owners and Agents only and are not to be shared with anyone outside of the RE/MAX System.