Real estate offices may open but only following the new, extensive office space guidelines issued by the state. Make sure you check it out!
No-touch showings can continue with proper social distancing guidelines. All parties must wear masks and sanitation procedures should be followed before and after showings. Click here if you want to see a great example of how to handle signage and instructions from a brokerage in the eastern part of the state. Making virtual tours and videos available can help cut down on the number of buyers who want to move forward with an in-person showing. Consider creating a branded (with your brokerage, name and logo) and unbranded version to maximize exposure!
When you maintain your log of customer interactions, it’s helpful to note the buyer’s agents name and buyer’s first name or initials. You don’t have to know the whole buyer’s name unless unrepresented, but instead can reach out to your cooperative agent should anything come up. Should someone in your sphere develop COVID, there is a Tracing Collaborative through Mass.gov that works to preventatively suggest quarantine to those exposed to help stop the spread.
Open houses are limited to no more than 10 persons gathering at one time, with proper social distancing and no food offered. All parties must wear masks, and sanitation procedures followed required before and after showings. We do still recommend timed showings to better manage the flow of people and sanitation of space. Don’t forget, Flex has made it possible for you to schedule a virtual open house in the regular open house menu – just indicate virtual or in-person when entering. These should be live events, not pre-recorded. Here are some Virtual Open House tips.
Real estate schools can only open for less than 8 people (including instructors and staff) per 1,000 square feet)
As changes emerge, we thought his recap of applicable rules would be helpful.