COVID-19 UPDATES

VAR Adds COVID-19 Addendum to Forms

VAR has been working diligently to provide our members with the most relevant information and resources as we navigate this pandemic. VAR has developed a COVID-19 Addendum that members may use to accompany real estate purchase contracts. This addendum addresses COVID-19-specific delays and allows for an extension to the time for performance. The form is now available in DotLoop and …

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Guidance for Real Estate Closings During COVID-19 Crisis

The following recommendations represent a compilation of suggestions from Vermont industry leaders to address issues related to the COVID-19 virus in the context of real estate transactions.  Practitioners should assess the application of these suggestions to their practices.  There may be other recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control, the VT Department of Health and other federal and state …

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OPR Extends License Renewal for Brokers and Sales Agents

The Office of Professional Regulation (OPR) takes the health and safety of Vermonters and its licensees very seriously. OPR has developed a policy to provide licensees with flexibility to comply with continuing education (CE) requirements during the COVID-19 crisis. Licensees who meet the criteria may be granted a renewal extension of up to 180 days. To receive an extension, licensees …

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COVID-19: Town Office Closure and the Impact on Your Business

A Message from Vermont Association of Realtors® President Stephanie Corey MARCH 18, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has the entire world on edge, prompting countless industries and employers to issue policy on limiting public gatherings and encouraging people to stay home.   With the closing of so many businesses, many towns and municipalities are following suit and opting to close town …

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