Due to COVID-19 health concerns, the GAAR Office is open normal business hours (9am-5pm) but with limited staff on-site. However, vistors are not allowed inside the facility. Please call or email staff if you should have any questions/concerns, 706.736.0429. We are also working remotely answering e-mails and checking voicemails as quickly as possible. 

Below please find related news, links or information for our members:

NAR (National Association of REALTORS) Updates & News
GAR (Georgia Association of REALTORS) Updates & News

Posted May 1:
NAR's Right Tools, Right Now for REALTORS

Posted April 23:
NAR Funds Telemedicine for Members

Posted April 16:
GAR Forms Committee Revises the COVID-19 Special Stipulation - Please click here for the stipulation

Posted April 9:
General Primary postponed to June 9th 

Posted April 8:
Governor Kemp extends Emergency Powers to Mid-May
Governor Kemp Extends Shelter-in-Place until April 30th 

Posted April 3:
Executive Order by Governor Kemp to Ensure Safe & Healthy Georgia
CISA Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workplace
Coronavirus: Unemployment Assistance Cares Act FAQ's
New CARES Act Mortgage Relief from HUD for Single Family FHA Homeowners

Posted March 31:
FHFA Authorizes Loan Processing Flexibilities for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Customers:  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Financial Wellness Webinar for members on April 2 at 1 pm: Helping Agents Through an Economic Downturn

Posted March 30:
Real Estate Transaction by Video Conference - State Bar of Georgia
NAR's COVID-19 Aid Relief and Economic Security Act: Provisions for REALTORS(R) and their Customers
Educational Resources for Georgia Parents and Students
Grace Period for Flood Insurance Renewal Premiums extended by FEMA

Posted March 25:
NAR's Open House Guidance during COVID-19
NAR's guidelines for a staff member or employee who test positive for COVID-19

Posted March 21:
NAR's Advocacy towards COVID-19 Relief

 

GAAR CLASSES, EVENTS AND MEETINGS:

Amidst the growing COVID-19 health concerns, please note information regarding the following GAAR Classes, Events or Meetings: 

     March 19:   CE Class "So You Think You Want to be a Commerical Realtor - Class Format changed to Virtual Learning on April 30th
     March 25 :  Lunch & Learn with the CORPS of Engineers - POSTPONED TBD
     April 15:  GAAR Association Luncheon at First Baptist Church of Augusta - CANCELLED
     April 21:  YPN Mini-Golf Tournament - POSTPONED TBD
     April 23:  CE Class, "Property Management" - POSTPONED TBD
     April 30 - CE Class, "So You Think You Want to be a Commerical Realtor", Virtual Classroom - limited to 35 members, register in Navica
     May 11 - 15:  NAR's Legislative Meetings in Washington, DC - Livestreaming, register at nar.realtor.com 
     May 14 - GAAR tentatively plans to host a new member class at GAAR (pending social distancing warnings)
     May 28 - CE Class, "Fair Housing, Opening Doors to Equal Opportunity" - Virtual Classroom - limited to 35 members, register in Navica
 
     All GAAR Committee and Board meetings have been postponed or members will be contacted individually to meet through ZOOM.

    Community Outreach Project:  Collecting baby diapers for Augusta Pregnancy Center has been extended through mid-May.


COVID-19 HEALTH AND BUSINESS RELATED LINKS:
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Georgia Department of Public Health:  Daily Status Reports
East Georgia Health District - Georgia Department of Public Health
Columbia County, Georgia
Columbia County Clerk of Court
Augusta / Richmond County, Georgia