Current NCBR News:
- Secretary Gorbea Announces Remote Online Notarization To Enable Business to Continue During COVID-19 Emergency
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced an agreement with Governor Gina Raimondo that enables Remote Online Notarization to be permitted on a temporary basis. Remote Online Notarization will allow individuals to honor social distancing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic during business transactions requiring a notary public. Temporary Remote Online Notarization is effective April 3, 2020, until the termination of Rhode Island’s state of emergency. A step-by-step guide to the Remote Online Notarization process is available on Secretary Gorbea’s new streamlined Business Services website.
- NAR Offers Members TeleHealthSM to Realtors® at No Cost
The National Association of Realtors® is expanding access to Members TeleHealthSM at no cost to its members for those who register before April 15.
- What should REALTORS® do when renting or selling to a tenant or buyer from another state?
On March 28th, the State of Rhode Island issued a notice to REALTORS® letting them know they should furnish renters/buyers coming to Rhode Island with an advisory regarding the Governor's orders. REALTORS® are also instructed to instruct renters/buyers from another state to sign an addendum when signing the rental agreement, lease or deed. The restrictions do not apply to public health, public safety or healthcare workers.