Kauai Board of Realtors Monthly – April 2, 2020 E-blast


    First! Kauai Board of REALTORS
    COVID Resources & Preparation | KBR’s New Monthly E-blasts
    April 2, 2020
    Aloha Kaua`i Board of REALTORS® Members and Affiliates:
    It gives me great pleasure to offer you the first Kaua`i Board of REALTORS® Monthly. The Kauai Board of REALTORS® Monthly will hit your inbox each month and will include critical updates for KBR members and KBR affiliate members.
    The Kaua`i Board of Realtors 2020 Board of Directors is comprised of Julian Coiner (President), Martie Law (President-Elect), Sharon Gibson (Vice-President), Christyl Nagao (Secretary), Jeff Gaughan (Treasurer), Trinette Kaui (Treasurer-Elect), Heidi Schemp (Director), Emma Ladendecker (Director), LaVerne Bessert (Director) and Kelly Liberatore (Immediate Past-President).
    These volunteers represent the island’s interests spanning from the Westside to the Northshore. Through their volunteerism they also represent a cross section of island real estate companies including A&B Properties, Coldwell Banker Island Properties, Elite Pacific Properties, Hawaii Life, Kauai Luxury Properties, Kauai Realty, KW Kauai, Maile Properties and Taba Realty. A diverse board is KBR’s priority, and through this diversity we are best able to represent the island’s real estate priorities and concerns.
    Licensed real estate professionals include those who lease, manage, sell and vacation rent real estate. This newsletter will grow and expand its content to offer critical and timely updates addressing all aspects of the real estate business. We encourage you, our members to email kbr@kauaiboard.com with your ideas, updates, blog posts. After all, this is your Kaua`i Board of REALTORS® Monthly.
    Karen Ono,
    Executive Officer
    Aloha Kaua`i Board of REALTORS® Membership,
    As your Board President, it is an honor serving nearly 600 members of the Kaua`i Board of REALTORS®. As we all know, the first quarter numbers look strong. Property Managers, Leasing Agents, Sales Agents and Vacation Rental Agents all reported a very strong start to the year; however, as of early March, numbers across the board are expected to see significant downward adjustment.
    NAR states the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the real estate industry. Everything, from brokerage operations to how listings are being marketed and the ability to close transactions, is requiring REALTORS® to adapt to these extraordinary circumstances. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) understands that these unprecedented circumstances are impacting members’ ability to conduct their businesses. It is paramount to NAR that its members have the ability to navigate these uncertain times.
    Here at the Kaua`i Board of REALTORS®, we are continuing to do business – just under different circumstances like most everyone, following the guidelines prescribed by the government and CDC.
    COVID Resources:
    CORONAVIRUS (“COVID-19”) AMENDMENT/ADDENDUM issued on March 27, 2020 by the Hawaii Association of REALTORS®
    Similar to the 2008 Financial Crisis when the industry responded to the financial crisis with addenda that related directly to the emergency, the Hawaii Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors convened an emergency meeting on March 27, 2020 to review and approve a new CORONAVIRUS (“COVID-19”) AMENDMENT/ADDENDUM. The Board of Directors also issued an advisory letter. Principal Brokers and Brokers-In-Charge will advise their licensees when and if it is appropriate for agents to use the form. View the form in ZipForm.
    The National Association of Realtors has tirelessly provided all members with guidance on managing their business during these unprecedented times: In addition, NAR made certain that the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” or the “CARES Act” addressed the needs of small business and Independent Contractors

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