**NOTICE** SAR Responds to COVID-19

Dear SAR REALTOR and Affiliate Members,

Updated 3-17-20

Our SAR staff and leadership want to assure you that our association is committed to being your partner in doing all we can to keep you, your families and all of our members and staff safe and healthy.  As coronavirus (COVID-19) has begun to spread in the United States and with increasing reported cases locally we know that many of you have already taken steps to ensure your family’s well being and “self-distancing” to limit exposure or transmission. Thank you.

We’ve been monitoring the situation closely and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and recommendations from our own National Association of REALTORS (NAR).

In order to reduce any possible interruption in our ability to continue providing optimum services to you our valuable members while also ensuring the health of our staff, effective 3-17-20 our staff has begun to work remotely and our SAR office is closed.

 
We are asking our committees to use online communications, and our events that had been planned for March have been cancelled and we are reviewing daily the possible cancellations of events in April and beyond.

Thankfully, today’s technology and our systems already in place allows our staff to continue to be your communication link if you have any need to contact our office!   Please see the contact list at the end of this email. 

  • As a reminder, if you have a MLS related issue or question, please reach out directly to Beverly at her dedicated phone # 518-741-7004 or by email to [email protected]

Our team is also working to help you with your needs to provide the valuable services you provide to your clients.  NAR has provided an informational sheet to assist REALTORS with timely tips on reducing your exposure and that of your clients.  We encourage you to visit the site or download this document  print and review. Please share with people in your brokerage or office workplace.

As always, we ask you to please continue to monitor our SARevents.org portal for any timely announcements and read your inbox for our SAR office emails.  This will be the way that we communicate to our membership any changes in scheduled events like New Member Orientations, Breakfasts of Knowledge or any other association hosted events.  The health and safety of our members, their families and our staff are our top priority.

Sincerely yours,

Luisa Craige-Sherman, Association Executive/CEO
Catherine McDonough, SAR President

SAR CONTACT INFORMATION:
General office phone:  518-798-3425  Fax:  518-798-0554                          MLS ISSUES:  518-741-7004

Luisa Craige-Sherman, AE/CEO :  [email protected]org
Jennalee Lukacs, Membership & Education Services Coordinator:  [email protected]SouthernADKRealtors.org
Beverly Whiting, Global MLS Tech Support Associate:  [email protected]GlobalMLS.com
Catherine McDonough, SAR President:  Catherine.[email protected]