Overview

The National Association of REALTORS® is providing guidance to help REALTORS® respond to COVID-19 – commonly referred to as coronavirus – and its impact on the real estate industry and real estate transactions. Any updates from NAR and its response to the coronavirus emergency will be collected on this page. NAR has issued information and guidance for the following:

Coronavirus Guidance for REALTORS®  |  Employers  |  Property Owners  |  Commercial Real Estate  |  MLSs  |  REALTOR® Associations

Read details about the federal government's actions and its effect on real estate professionals:

Refer to the CDC’s website for up-to-date information about COVID-19, as well as information about the coronavirus’ current impact in the United States. Daily updates about the coronavirus are also available from the World Health Organization

Political Advocacy

The National Association of REALTORS® is committed to ensuring that lawmakers continue to take into consideration the real estate industry, including independent contractors and small business owners.


Congress has passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) providing support to American workers, families, and businesses, including the expansion of paid sick leave and family medical leave. It also includes refundable tax credits for small businesses and self-employed individuals to cover the cost of the leave.


As the actions out of Washington evolve daily, below are a number of Q&As to address the ongoing fixes being proposed and implemented in response to the pandemic.

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Guidance from NAR

Transaction Guidance During COVID-19

This is general guidance only. Members should consult their brokers, legal counsel, and government-provided public health information.

From NAR Leadership

Pivot in Place

Video series. Each week, a member of NAR's 2020 Leadership Team shares tips and updates on the real estate industry during this unprecedented time. 

Updates from REALTOR® Magazine