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Should we continue to hold open houses during the COVID-19 pandemic?

October 6 2020 12:13 am

When considering whether to hold an open hours, realtors should consult with their brokers, and consider how federal, state and local authorities’ current recommendations and actions, such as “shelter in place” mandates, impact the advisability, and even permissibility of open houses.

Where open houses are permissible, The National Association of Realtors (NAR) strongly encourages members to consider the advisability of continuing to hold open houses at this time, especially in light of the guidance and actions of federal, state and local authorities, including “The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America” recommending that gatherings of ten or more persons be avoided.