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COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates & Resources

Providing Top Resources for You, Our Valued Member

Stay in the Know

As each of you continues monitoring this growing COVID-19 situation, please know the West & SouthEast REALTORS® of the Valley (WeSERV) remains member-focused and wants to provide top resources for you, our valued member. We’re actively monitoring developments of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and relying on local, state, and national health authorities for guidance. Your health and safety are important to us. We’re taking all the necessary precautions to continue business and provide you services while protecting your health and that of our leadership and staff.

We're dedicating this page to updates and resources so you can stay informed on what we're doing as an Association, and what other organizations are doing to help our communities while we work through the effects of the Coronavirus. We'll include links to reliable resources so you can access them easily from one source. Check back often, as we'll update this page as we learn of more resources.

If you're aware of additional community efforts or information that we can include on this page, please send them to communications@weserv.realtor.

News and Update Emails We Sent

You're receiving many emails from a variety of businesses with updates about COVID-19. Our communications about how we're progressing through the Coronavirus changes may get lost in the mix. You can find some of our messages published on the News page. You can link to the emails here.

WeSERV's Statement Concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Sent Friday, March 13, around 3:00 PM

Events and Education Postponements
Sent Tuesday, March 17, around 2:30 PM

Complimentary 24 Online CE Hours Provided by WeSERV
Sent Wednesday, March 18, around 4:30 PM

Brokers: New Member Application Process
Sent Thursday, March 19, around 2:30 PM

WeSERV Brokers: Online Education for You and Your Agents
Sent Wednesday, March 25, around 5:00 PM

Webinar: How to Survive and Thrive During COVID-19
Sent Thursday, March 26, around 3:00 PM

Survey: How is COVID-19 Affecting Your Business?
Sent Friday, March 27, around 10:00 AM

WeSERV's Government Affairs Team Monitors Ongoing Mandates
Sent Friday, March 27, around 4:30 PM

Continuing Education Opportunities

The Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE) is not waiving continuing education hours for license renewals, nor extending expiration dates. They say that nearly 99 percent of license renewals are submitted online, and suggest that licensees that need to renew in the next couple of months take online courses.

Per the current mandates, we postponed our in-person classes at all of our locations through April 10, 2020. As the situation evolves, we'll keep you posted on any adjustments to our future education schedule. In the meantime, we secured discounted and no-cost to you online continuing education options. Visit our Online Education page to get more information and take advantage of these opportunities.

We look forward to seeing you in our classrooms soon.

Coronavirus in Real Estate

Governor Ducey Executive Orders

Governor Ducey Issues Order Delaying Evictions For Renters Impacted By COVID-19

Governor Ducey today (Tuesday, March 24, 2020) issued an executive order delaying the enforcement of eviction action orders for renters impacted by COVID-19. The order applies to renters who are quarantining due to COVID-19 or are facing economic hardship as a result of the outbreak. It will remain in effect for 120 days. read article

view all Governor Ducey's Executive Orders

About the Coronavirus: This Too Shall Pass - an Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun
In these uncertain times, it’s vital to arm yourself with facts so you can prepare for and deal with any challenges. In this podcast episode, Brian Buffini interviews NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun and gets his take on how the economy and the housing market will be affected by the coronavirus. listen to podcast

COVID-19 Resources for Property Owners
Share this NAR guidance — updated daily — with consumers so they can take advantage of help offered by federal agencies, banks, and mortgage loan servicers. get resources

NAR Open House Guidance During COVID-19
New NAR legal guidance strongly encourages members to rethink in-person open houses in light of recommendations and actions by federal, state, and local authorities. This guidance includes ideas for tech-driven alternatives. read article

NAR Surveys

The National Association of REALTORS® is surveying members on the impact of the Coronavirus in their markets.

Survey released March 12, 2020
Survey released March 19, 2020


National Support

There's relief in sight. Let us know if your aware of additional resources to help our businesses, industry, or families at a national level.

Congress Agrees on $2 Trillion Stimulus Package
Earlier today [Friday, March 27, 2020], The House of Representatives approved the $2 Trillion stimulus package that the Senate passed earlier this week. The $2 trillion support package includes $350 billion for small business relief. According to NAR, the stimulus package consists of a provision that the National Association of REALTORS® Advocacy Team has actively worked alongside Congress to achieve - an inclusion of unemployment aid that also would apply to independent contractors. This category traditionally is not included in unemployment laws, but one that many real estate professionals fall into. read article

NAR - What the $2T Stimulus Package Means for You
NAR fought for provisions in the bill that extend financial relief to independent contractors and commission-based workers. read article

CNN - What's in the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill
Congressional lawmakers put the finishing touches on a $2 trillion stimulus bill to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, with cash and assistance for regular Americans, Main Street businesses and hard-hit airlines and manufacturers, among others. The Senate passed the bill, 96-0, and the House is set to follow suit Friday.
CNN reporters read through the entire legislation. get list of highlights

FOX 10 - Coronavirus Stimulus FAQ
After the Senate passed a historic $2.2 trillion economic relief package to help the devastated U.S. economy and to bring a sense of temporary financial relief to millions of Americans who lost their jobs practically overnight due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many are wondering exactly when and how they’ll receive their money. read FAQ

NY Times - FAQ on Stimulus Checks, Unemployment and the Coronavirus Bill
The $2 trillion relief bill would send money directly to Americans, greatly expand unemployment coverage and make a number of other changes. read FAQ

Homeowners Facing Hardship Get Mortgage Payment Leeway
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac unveiled a mortgage payment deferral program for up to two months for struggling homeowners. read article

IRS: Coronavirus Tax Relief
The Internal Revenue Service has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the Coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available. visit the website

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced Saturday, March 21, that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. read news release

U.S. Department of the Treasury Coronavirus News
Internal Revenue Service Coronavirus News

Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020
On March 18, 2020, the US Senate passed, by a margin of 90-8, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 (the “Act”), aimed at providing comprehensive relief to families and businesses impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus and resulting COVID-19 pandemic. The Act was quickly signed by the President. read the Act | read the notice

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans
The SBA approved loans for Arizona businesses affected by COVID-19. Individual businesses can be eligible for up to $2 million through the program. The loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of COVID-19’s impact. get more info and apply

Scams & Fraud

Unfortunately, criminals may take advantage of situations like the Coronavirus, for their benefit. We want to stay healthy, safe, and secure.

Tips for Recognizing and Avoiding COVID-19-Related Fraud

COVID-19 continues to dominate headlines. However, some risks posed by the virus receive less coverage than others — especially when it comes to identity theft. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are always on the lookout for ways they can scam victims, and pandemics create an ideal climate for fraud. read the article

What Can You Do to Help?

If you're interested in helping others in need during this tough time, here are some ways you can give back and serve our neighbors.

Help Support Our Country's Medical Personnel
As you know, the country is running short of medical supplies for our health care workers due to the Coronavirus. One of the items most needed is face masks. Joann Fabric and Craft Stores has a special project for those that sew. They'll provide the kit to make one face mask (material and instructions). Contact your local Joann for more information or visit www.joann.com. Sew it and return it to store, or donate it directly to a hospital. You can also purchase your own supplies and make as many as you wish and donate them. Click here for the DIY instructions, and the supplies and tools list.

City of Surprise "Neighbors Helping Neighbors” Campaign to Support Community Needs
You can have a major impact by helping your neighbors! During our current public health crisis, the need of those in our community is increasing. The city of Surprise is asking our residents to donate some critical items. Learn more at www.surpriseaz.gov/Archive.aspx?ADID=10032.

Donate to Organizations that Help Our Communities
The Salvation Army - Arizona
St. Mary's Food Bank
Valley Food Bank
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Boys & Girls Club of the Valley


Volunteers Needed
Benevilla HOME Services Program
Volunteer to help seniors with groceries, meals, etc. www.benevilla.org | view flyer

Meals of Joy
Volunteer to deliver hot meals to seniors. www.mealsofjoy.org

REALTORS® Step Up Relief Efforts in Response to Coronavirus
Real estate pros are on the front lines of keeping housing alive and pushing for financial relief for consumers. Some also are in the background fighting to deliver food, shelter, and health care to the most vulnerable citizens. read article

Community Support

Organizations are helping in different  ways. Let us know if your aware of additional resources for our communities and families.

Pendergast Elementary School District Food & Nutrition Services
Food service plan in place that will provide meals for children 18 and under. All twelve school sites within the district (located in Phoenix, Glendale, and Avondale) will provide a grab and go breakfast and lunch meal. get more info

Casa Grande Elementary School District 4 School Closure Meal Service
Grab & Go Breakfast and Lunch will be served in one-stop each day. Meals are free for all children ages 1-18. Children do not have to attend CGESD or live in Casa Grande to participate. Feel free to stop by any of their seven locations. download the flyer | visit their website

The Salvation Army – FREE Hot Breakfast Drive-thru in Surprise
Starting on Monday, March 23, 7:00-9:00 AM, seniors or those who are food-insecure can stop by The Salvation Army in Surprise to get breakfast. Sack lunches will be provided too. 17420 Ave of the Arts, Surprise, AZ; 623-977-1084

The Salvation Army is also distributing prepackaged meals and prepared food bags. learn more

A Hot Lunch Program at the Surprise Senior Center
A hot lunch program offers seniors a balanced nutritious meal at 12 noon. The congregate meal program is designed for adults age 60 and better, and adults with disabilities, and includes a suggested contribution. Reservations must be made by noon, two business days in advance by calling 623-222-1500. get more info

We're here to help!

For more information about classes and events, please contact us using the information below.
Someone from our Member Experience Team will contact you during business hours to answer your questions.

Contact Information

West Valley: 623-931-9294
SouthEast Valley:
480-477-5882
Pinal County: 520-421-1222
Douglas: 480-477-5882
Toll-Free: 855-931-9294

Our office phone numbers connect to all locations. Our team members can assist you from any location or connect you to someone at another location.

WeSERV Hours

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
REALTOR® Store: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
(WeSERV offices are closed for state and federal holidays)

Walk-ins and appointments welcome!

West Valley Chapter
9001 W Union Hills Dr, #8, Peoria, AZ 85382
Fax: 623-931-1008

SouthEast Valley Chapter
1733 E Northrop Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85286
Fax: 480-835-1329

Pinal County Chapter
820 W Cottonwood Ln, #9, Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Fax: 623-931-1008

Pinal County Office Hours: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

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