Mainstreet Coronavirus Update

Updated Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Check out the video below for the latest update from Mainstreet REALTORS®.


Illinois DCEO Says Open Houses are Not Allowed

REALTORS® filing for unemployment in Illinois

Emergency Addendum to the 7.0

Forgivable Small Business Loans

Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, Mainstreet offices will be closed, at least through Tuesday, April 30th, and staff will be working remotely. 

It's important that we keep your health and safety - and that of our staff - top priority.

Thanks for being part of our Mainstreet REALTORS® family. Stay safe out there.

COVID-19 Updates from Mainstreet and Illinois REALTORS®

Mainstreet REALTORS® and Illinois REALTORS® teamed up via Zoom for a COVID-19 update for Designated Manager Brokers. Watch the video for the latest news, updates, tools, and tips.


We appreciate what you continue to do, helping consumers with their real estate needs, and we're here for you. Don't hesitate to reach out. You can email us at or leave a message in our general mailbox at 630.324.8400. We'll get back to you ASAP.


Here are some other things to keep in mind:

  • Mainstreet has worked wth MRED to extend the due date on your MORe Advantage Fee to Wednesday, May 20th. This largely covers your MRED (MLS) subscription, SentriLock (lockbox) services and FOREWARN (agent safety app) member benefit. Mainstreet collects one fee for these big-ticket items and pays the various partners on your behalf. 
    COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has not only caused grave health concerns, but it may also result in a slowdown of your real estate-related activities and income. That's why we extended the due date.
  • Second, we approved a new emergency addendum that you - as a Mainstreet REALTOR® - may want to use with the multi-board sales contract, in the event that your clients want an extra level of assurance because of COVID-19.

    It's important to note that any Mainstreet member may begin using this addendum immediately. Members of other associations, those that are part of the multi-board contract joint venture, may also be able to use this new addendum, pending approval from their respective associations.

  • Mainstreet is postponing all non-C.E. classes and events for the time-being.
  • IDFPR has extended the Broker C.E. renewal deadline to Sept. 30th, 2020.
  • Mainstreet's four locations will be closed through Tuesday, April 7th. Members who have an emergency (need SentriLock services, for example) can reach out via email ( or phone (630.324.8400) to set up an appointment.
  • Senior Expos and other larger gatherings scheduled for May or later are postponed.
  • Committee and task force meetings will be conducted via Zoom video calls or canceled/postponed. If you're a committee or task force member, check with your staff liaison.

As things keep changing very rapidly, we've made these short-term decisions based on just the next few weeks. In the event we need to extend or update these options, we'll notify you as soon as possible.


Resources and Updates

MRED, Illinois REALTORS®, and National Association of REALTORS® Update
Record of Deeds and Local Municipalities