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COVID-19 Updates

LSAR Office is closed to walk-in SUPPORT.  curbside, email, and phone support are available monday - friday 8:30am - 5:00pm!  This page will be updated with current information for lake superior area REALTORS OPERATIONS.

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Call-in/email Hours Only:

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 218.728.5676
Fax: 866.392.7950
General Inbox:
Facebook: LakeSuperiorREALTORS


National Association of REALTORS COVID-19 Page
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Minnesota REALTORS COVID-19 Page
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Wisconsin REALTORS Association COVID-19 Page
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Lake Superior Area REALTORS Hot Links:


Market area "check-ins" have been scheduled for THE FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH!

Join LSAR CEO Maranda DeSanto hear developments on the COVID-19 pandemic and address the needs of your area.  Meetings will be held remotely via ZOOM.  Go to our calendar page for Zoom info for your area:


Hold-No Showings Rule Temporarily Suspended (3/23/20)

Effective immediately, we are temporarily suspending Lake Superior Area MLS’s rule requiring availability for showings in Active status. If your seller is not comfortable scheduling showings for their property because of the COVID-19 threat, you may decline showings but leave the property in Active status. However, we do require that you disclose in Public Remarks that you are not accepting showings at this time. We also ask that you revise the showings calendar in ShowingTime to block scheduling for the property and notify any already confirmed appointments if you wish to cancel them. This rule suspension will remain in effect indefinitely. We will post here when the situation improves and the rule is put back into effect. 


Open House/Agent Tour Functionality Restored (5/21/20)

Open house and agent tour functionality has been restored in LSAR MLS.  Please note, all open house or agent tour activities should have a written COVID-19 plan in place PRIOR to hosting.  This is required by some municipalities including the State of Minnesota and Douglas County, WI.

Resources for Plan Development:
5/18/20 MNR Memo "Open House Considerations During COVID-19:"
MN DEED "For Businesses Safely Returning to Work:"
5/1/20 WRA Property Showing Guidelines:
WI WEDC "Best Practices to Reopen:"


Overlapping Appointments During COVID-19 Outbreak

LSAR is still advising all REALTORS® to discontinue overlapping appointments.  Overlapping appointment functionality has been disabled.


Point of Sale Inspections Delayed - Check with individual municipalities on current status
City of Duluth: Inspections are now being scheduled again. However, if a seller is uncomfortable scheduling an inspection, the City will be issuing $105 waivers to get you through the closing. Please let new homeowners know they will need to have to have an inspection done.  Please call 218-730-4130 to speak with one of our information specialists. -Andrew Swanson, Utility Program Coordinator

City of Cloquet:  Implementation delayed to September 1, 2020.  You may begin scheduling inspections August 1, 2020

Twin Lakes Township:  Implementation delayed to January 1, 2021


Staff Contacts

Maranda DeSanto, RCE
Chief Executive Officer
DD: (218) 722-6044
Specialties:  Governance, Professional Standards, Board of Directors, Committees, Statistics, Community Engagements, Media Requests, MNR/WRA/NAR Resources

Laura Douglas, e-Pro
Member Services Coordinator
DD: (218) 728-5676
Specialties:  Membership Requirements & Benefits, Education, Events, Networking, Store, Billing, Communications, Website Updates

Bruce King
Government Affairs Director
DD: (715) 828-1976
Specialties:  Advocacy, Public Policy, Government Affairs, RPAC, Community Investment, Grant Opportunities


MLS Vendor Support Links

Paragon Support Page

ShowingTime Support 

Instanet/Authentisign Support

TechHelpline Support

Supra/Ekey Support

ZipForms Support

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