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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Oh my gosh yes ... do we ever have rules, restrictions, and a laundry list of what we cannot do. 

May 18, 2020 12:10 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Yes, we've been operating under them since Shelter In Place and then they modified for Essential Services. They have evolved with protocols and paperwork over the last 3 months.

May 18, 2020 12:46 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     No.  The Boards (State and Local) suggest that we follow CDC guidelines, but other than that, it's up to individual agents. 

    I've always put "no overlapping showings" in Showing Time, now Showing Time subtly suggests that all agents go that route.



May 18, 2020 03:05 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Yes, absolutely - 1 agent, 2 buyers, no children under 18 and masks, gloves, booties and hand sanitizer is required (to be provided by the agents)!

*Forgot to add - no over-lapping showings!

May 18, 2020 03:59 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

We do have restrictions on showings. To begin confirmed appointment only with Coronavirus forms signed by the buyers and agent in advance. Gloves, masks, booties and hand sanitizer. If occupied, the occupants must vacate the property. Limit of one agent and two buyers per showing.

May 18, 2020 03:41 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Maryland has guidelines for showings.

May 18, 2020 02:21 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

How in the world is that enforced? Agents do not need supervision

May 18, 2020 12:25 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

No but some agents have put into listings that no more than 4 adults in a property at one time & no children under any circumstances. We use ShowingTime so I'm not sure if it would allow overlapping? Even so, we would just handle it like always & one party wait outside.

May 18, 2020 12:03 PM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
An offer you can't refuse!

while Illinois has stated that we are an essential business, we are not allowed to hold Open Houses, nor Broker's tours.

Showings may be conducted using common-sense practices.  But different agents do it differently.  Most are requiring masks, and hand sanitizer... some are requiring gloves and booties... no more than two viewers in the property at a time... and the seller (or the listing agent) turns on all the lights, opens all the doors (including the closets) for as low-touch a showing as possible.

Our MLS has not instituted a time-limitation, or any other restrictions (that I'm aware of).

May 18, 2020 11:21 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

1 buyer at a time, gloves, masks, no loitering 

May 19, 2020 05:40 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Currently here in Metro NYC realtors are not allowed to got with their client into a home. It's only one or the other and odd rules on how they arrange it.  seller and buyer are not allowed to be there together either (once they are at that stage, but oddly enough for some stages, the seller and buyer contact eah other after consulting the attorneys. very strange.

May 18, 2020 07:31 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

California has some restrictions and more coming in every day it seems.

May 18, 2020 03:14 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Buyer agents can't tell time and certainly can't keep a schedule.

As the listing agent I have ALWAYS controlled the showing schedule. After all, a full service agent not practicing deception would be present for all showings in order to represent their client. That also makes scheduling not so hard.

The outcome of this pandemic should be agents regaining the ability to manage their clients, you know, like professionals do.

May 18, 2020 11:24 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Yes, still restrictions in place. No showings. 

May 19, 2020 11:28 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

We still do not show - no realtors allowed in the condominiums.

May 19, 2020 09:38 AM
Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA

I have put no tresspassing signs on all my under construction homes and am spending more time on the job site making sure conditions are safe.

May 19, 2020 07:27 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

Nope, however our office put some common sense rules in place. Different for occupied and ulnoccupied homes. 

May 19, 2020 07:05 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

My understanding is some buildings in downtown Chicago are not allowing showings at this time. 

May 19, 2020 06:23 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Right now we're told if we can't do it virtually, we can't do it although, there's a whole gray area re: vacant houses.  Real Estate is in Phase 2 of reopening and our region hasn't hit phase 1 yet.  It's quite a ***show now & hope that clear operational guidelines will be issued in the near future.  And let's not forget the 8 page disclosure.

May 19, 2020 05:26 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Air traffic control for the take off and landing at a property for showing. It's like avoid jet stream or wind-sheer for real estate that aviators protect against  the virus that hangs around longer than 30 minute intervals though. The agents or brokers in larger markets have more protocols. More people, more problems, greater work arounds for safety sake due to the numbers. Maine. Put on the gloves, slide on the mask and slip on the booties... spaced 6 feet, make it one or two max on trip through and touch nothing. Land showings on 100 acres is not hard for spacing and single file. 

More than ever qualify buyers for wasted showing and whittle down the list to the two or three that hit the target. Lookie loos are weeded out and video helps round it all out for those not able to travel long distances Liz and Bill Spear . They canceled All America Soap Box Derby Race in Akron Ohio and the local race I work on is not happening this year. 

May 19, 2020 03:11 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes, restrictions have been around for a while now, with some changes. And more paperwork.

May 18, 2020 05:28 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

In CT, we have been "essential" all along, with special restrictions and protocols, but alas, there are constant reminders to follow the guidelines as apparently many agents do not abide by them.

May 19, 2020 11:19 AM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

PA totally shut down.  Real estate non-essential, still, last holdout state in country.  Governor sending state police to investiagate violations.  RE Commission investigating licensees not in compliance.  To be continued...

May 19, 2020 02:12 PM