Latest COVID-19 Updates

Published Monday, March 30, 2020
by Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORSŪ

UPDATE: March 27, 2020

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has announced a statewide Stay at Home Order that will go into effect Monday at 5:00 PM to minimize the spread of COVID-19. A full explanation and FAQs can be found at Full text of the Governor's Order can be found here.

As with the Wake County Stay at Home Executive Order, real estate services have once again been deemed ‘essential’ as a profession in North Carolina. As deemed in the Executive Order: “Professional services. Professional services, such as legal services, accounting services, insurance services, professional engineering and architectural services, land surveying services, real estate services (including brokerage, appraisal and title services) and tax preparation services.”

For all breaking news updates about COVID-19 and its relation to the real estate industry, visit

UPDATE: March 26, 2020

Wake County has announced the implementation of Stay at Home orders to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. This order applies to all 12 Wake County municipalities and unincorporated parts of Wake County as well. You can read the final version from Wake County here.

Over the past several days, your Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® Advocacy Team has been working directly with state health officials and the Wake County Commissioners to help deem the real estate industry as an essential service. With this order, the real estate industry has been deemed essential, as described as “Professional real estate services, such as realtors, appraisers, notary services, title insurers, inspectors.”

For full Stay at Home Guide for REALTORS® visit:

UPDATE: March 26, 2020

Orange County has issued a 'Stay-At-Home' order - read the full text here. The stay-at-home order begins Friday at 6:00 PM and will remain in effect until April 30.

UPDATE: March 25, 2020

The City of Durham has issued a 'Stay-At-Home' order - read the full update on its effect from Durham Association of REALTORS® CEO Sheila Willis. Click here for the City of Durham's COVID-19 information.

UPDATE: March 20, 2020

Following the directives from the CDC, State of North Carolina, and other supervisory agencies, our staff will be working remotely starting at 12:00 PM (EST) on Monday, March 16th.

Our physical office will be closed until further notice, however our staff will still be fully available for any of your membership needs. All of our current contact information and directories are still fully functional as well. For a full list of our staff contacts, click here.

We will reassess the current situation this Friday, March 27th and notify our membership of any further decisions for the week ahead. For the latest updates, please visit

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

UPDATE: March 12, 2020

Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® considers the health of our members and employees our top priority. With the increased concern around illnesses such as the flu and other viruses, we wanted to provide you with an update on how we are working to keep our office safe. Thorough cleaning of our facilities is always of the top priority at our Association, and we are taking extra precautions as well. Our cleaning staff has continues to provide a heightened level of safety by disinfecting common surfaces more frequently with CDC recommended cleaning products, and providing additional hand sanitizer stations and antibacterial wipes to maintain regularly cleaned workspaces and meeting areas.

A Guide For Realtors® & COVID-19

If you are registered for any of our classes or events and begin to show any common flu like symptoms, please notify us and we will refund any registration fees you may have incurred.

Stay well this season, we wish your family the very best.

Rescheduled or Canceled Events/Classes

• March 8: Board of Directors Meeting - Rescheduled to April 8
• March 16: New Member Orientation - Rescheduled to April 6
• March 18: Small Brokerage Council Meeting - Canceled
• March 18: CE Classes with Bill Gallagher - Canceled
• March 18: Government Affairs Committee - Canceled
• March 18: REALTORS® Political Action Committee - Canceled
• March 19: REALTORS® PAC Phone Bank - Canceled
• March 19: Professional Development Seminar - Canceled
• March 21: NAREB Region V Conference - Postponed to Later Date
• March 23: Carolina Ignite Conference - Rescheduled for August 3rd
• March 26: Women's Council of REALTORS® Mugshots & Mimosas - Canceled
• March 26: Affordable Housing Seminar - Canceled
• March 27: Tax Strategy Seminar - Canceled
• April 1: Top Producers Council - Canceled
• April 1: Women's Council of REALTORS® - Canceled
• April 6: New Member Orientation - Moved to Online Only
• April 14: Ideas & IPAs - Postponed to Later Date
• April 19: RPAC Major Investor Event - Postponed to Later Date
• April 20: New Member Orientation - Moved to Online Only
• April 21: AirBnB Speaker Event - Postponed to Later Date
• April 22: Global Lunch + Learn - Canceled

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