Friday, March 20, 2020

BC Northern Real Estate Board recommends suspension of Open Houses

With concerns related to the potential for exposure and spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the BC Northern Real Estate Board has issued a strong recommendation to its membership that realtors across the North suspend any Open House opportunities planned for now.

“The Board supports the health authorities’ call for social distancing and other measures aimed at protecting communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. I know that our members have already made changes in their practice to protect their clients and others. Most members stopped holding Open Houses before our recommendation and are actively ensuring additional protective measures during showings."  -- BC Northern Real Estate  Board President Leah Mayer.

Some of the measures that realtors have adopted in these very different times have been to offer virtual tours of properties that have been listed, the Board has recently change its rules that will allow listings to be designated as "No Showing" while remaining in the MLS system.

Further guidance for realtors, buyers and sellers can be found from this information release.

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