MAR Coronavirus Update 3-20-2020 Tags: COVID-19


We know it’s not business as usual, but many of us are still working to serve our clients and communities. The industry, with its cyclical markets, has endured challenges before but there is always an end to even the most difficult economic environments. As with previous challenges, Minneapolis Area REALTORS® will continue to support our members and join with you to maintain hope and optimism.

As we serve our members, we are adapting our business practices across the industry to put a priority on protecting your health and the health of our employees.

Physical Office Hours Change

After the close of business on Monday, March 23rd, MAR will reduce the hours of operation at our physical location to Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. MAR staff have transitioned to remote work and will continue to serve members via phone and email during our normal work hours of Monday through Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

During this time with reduced hours at our physical location, the second set of doors will be locked with signage directing members online or to call us by phone to contact staff. Staff will use the front vestibule to place purchased items such as lockboxes or signage to avoid person-to-person contact. Payments can be made online or by phone. Membership applications and forms need to be submitted electronically.

As always, members can contact staff via phone at 952.933.9020 and online at Please check our website for other information at We look forward to delivering the same quality of service you have come to expect while balancing the need for safety during the COVID-19 outbreak.

New Addendum or Amendment to Purchase Agreement 

MN REALTORS® has created an Addendum or Amendment to Purchase Agreement to assist members and their clients in extending Purchase Agreement deadlines where a COVID-19 related event inhibits a party’s ability to perform under their purchase agreement.

NorthstarMLS Temporary Rules Changes 

Effective immediately, NorthstarMLS has temporarily suspended the rule requiring availability for showings in Active status. The number of days that a listing may remain in Coming Soon will be increased from “up to 21 days” to “up to 60 days.” This measure will go into effect as soon as NorthstarMLS is able to make the necessary changes in our systems.