REALTOR® Relief: The president has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a stimulus package that provides direct financial assistance to small business owners and independent contractors, as well as direct financial payments to individual taxpayers. C.A.R. has prepared the following documents to help you better understand the provisions included in the CARES Act: (March 27).

C.A.R.’s Guidance on Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order: “The real estate industry is not exempt from this prohibition…”  (March 20).

Ask DRE Licensing: DRE is temporarily answering Licensing related questions by email at

Alameda County Clerk-Recorder office is providing limited functions utilizing online orders, mail and a drop box outside the main office in Oakland. 

Bay area County Recorder offices: Status report (March 24). 

NAR Coronavirus Advocacy FAQs (March 23).

MLS will not allow “showing information to be included in the public or confidential remarks until further notice (March 20).

Days on Market: Rule change to temporarily stop DOM count, Temporarily Withdrawn (WT), Public remarks may link to unbranded virtual tour (March 17).

C.A.R. releases new Coronavirus Addendum/AmendmentForm CVA (March 17).

C.A.R. Legal Live: Form CVA webinar recording and handouts (March 18).

NAR Coronavirus: A Guide for REALTORS®

NAR Coronavirus: Resources for Property Owners

All Bay East staff are working remotely during normal business hours and may be contacted by phone or email.

Bay East events and classes have been postponed/cancelled through April. Please join us for virtual classes and webinars.