July 10, 2020
Maryland REALTORS® has recently updated its guidance for open houses.
Please visit the Maryland REALTORS® FAQ for the full guidance.
June 22, 2020
Open houses may now be held in the District of Columbia, with restrictions.
Phase Two of reopening began today in the District of Columbia. In her updated executive order, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser addresses open houses:
XII. PHASE TWO REAL ESTATE, CONSTRUCTION, AND DEVELOPMENT
Open houses may be held…provided that:
• There is no crowding within the building or at the site, such that all persons or groups can maintain social distance;
• There shall not be more than fifty (50) persons at a property indoors at any one time;
• Agents or hosts must make best efforts to capture names, time of arrival, and contact information of attendees, to assist in possible contact tracing.
Regarding the status of real estate offices during Phase Two: Businesses shall continue to have employees telework to the greatest extent consistent with their business operations.
This information is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as formal legal guidance by GCAAR members, including affiliate or secondary members, nor communicated as formal legal guidance to any members of the public.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, GCAAR members, including affiliate and secondary members, and their clients are advised to verify all information with federal, state and local authorities, their brokers and/or their corporate counsel before making any decisions related to the contents of this email or their business practices.
GCAAR is a trade association at the service of its members and there is no attorney-client relationship intended or implied.
Traditional open houses not yet allowed in DC
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