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Q: I have a couple of listing appointments this weekend and client's are already asking how Corona virus will impact the housing market. Is there anything out there we can share with client's to address their concerns?

A: The only thing I can tell you for certain is that the COVID-19 Pandemic situation remains fluid and continues to develop daily.


Only time will tell of the impact it will have on all business and industry including real estate and the housing market.  

I think it is prudent to be cautious at this point, we should all watch the news and stay informed and follow instructions and see how this plays out.  

That being said, we still have active buyers and sellers in our local real estate market, I would not let this deter me if I was in the market to buy or sell real estate.

Hope this helps, Jeff.

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QUESTION:  Good morning. There has been some talk about cover letters attached to offers to purchase may be a Fair Housing violation with the risk of a $16K fine. For many years I have used cover letters and photos of my clients to strengthen their offer.I certainly do not point out their color, race, sexual orientation but the seller would be able to figure that information out based on names, buyer info and photo.


How can I continue to do cover letters and position my buyer’s offers and not violate fair housing? Or, is this really a non-issue of which I shouldn’t be concerned. 


ANSWER: Hi X,  (New 2/15/2021)


Following is a screenshot from NAR, "Hot Topics in Broker Risk Reduction" which you can also find at the following link:


This comes up from time to time and in an effort to reduce liability for both agents and HomeSmart by managing and reducing risk, our position mirrors that of NAR, that agents should refrain from using cover letters, photos or any other type of media including videos.


As innocent as they may seem, so many things can be interpreted in a negative way or imply that someone acted in some way due to some component of fair housing. It can be a "slippery slope" and we don't want our agents to be caught up in anything that can be interpreted as a fair housing violation based on a protected characteristic.     Please feel free to reach out if you would like to discuss further.  Take care,

SMART REFERRAL NETWORK, SRN:  I am relocating to Australia, but would like to keep my license active if possible.  My license is valid until April 2022.  Am I required to keep at active membership with SAAR?  What are the minimum requirements for me to remain an active HomeSmart agent? 


HomeSmarts requirement to remain active is that you must be a member of one of the local associations (PAR, SAAR or WeSERV).  You can however waive your MLS membership, ARMLS has a waiver form for that.  Plus your HomeSmart $25 monthly fee. 


You might consider moving your license to our sister company Smart Referral Network.  With that you don't have to be a member of an association or ARMLS, as a matter of fact SRN agents are not allowed to be a member of an assoc or ARMLS and can only send referrals, writing contracts is not allowed.  The fee for SRN is $25 month paid quarterly.  The referral split is 80% for agents, 20% to SRN.  Not a bad option to keep your license active.


There is an FAQ section in RSA that goes into more detail about the Smart Referral Network if you want to investigate further.


We can't prohibit a buyer from instructing the SA to include a cover letter with their offer, but we can advise the SA via private remarks that due to fair housing concerns or due to the seller's instructions (page 6, ER) we are unable to include the cover when present the offer to the Seller.

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