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If a “Shelter In Place” Order is in effect in my geographic area, can a broker require its agents to stop holding open houses and conducting other in-person real estate activities?

October 6 2020 12:14 am

Yes. Brokers can and should enforce existing Executive Orders with their independent contractor agents. Brokers and agents should be familiar with the details of the order, including whether real estate services are deemed essential services and how the order impacts the permissibility of continuing to conduct in-person real estate-related activities.