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Scheduling of Open Houses Suspended by NorthstarMLS Yesterday

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes

Scheduling of Open Houses Suspended by NorthstarMLS Yesterday


Yesterday, the Executive Committee of NorthstarMLS voted to suspend all Open House scheduling in the NorthstarMLS system, until further notice. All prior published Open Houses have also been removed.

NorthstarMLS serves Minnesota and the border counties of western Wisconsin, including Saint Croix, Pierce, Pepin, Polk and Burnett, as well as Douglas, Ashland and Bayfield County.

The removal of Open Houses under this removal order also includes any IDX feeds or syndication sites which report Open Houses.

I'm not surprised by the adoption of this policy. Ever since we began hearing about new guidelines restricting gatherings of over ten people, it's been apparent that Open Houses would soon be targeted as a potential risk.

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Contact Broker Eric Kodner with Wayzata Lakes Realty about Minneapolis & Saint Paul area properties, including Lake Minnetonka, Edina and the Minneapolis City Lakes area (Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles, Lake Harriet). We also sell on the Saint Croix River and on Lake Superior, including Bayfield, Wisconsin and Madeline Island homes.  With sixteen years experience marketing and selling waterfront properties in Minnesota and Wisconsin, we know Lake Minnetonka and Madeline Island real estate.

Wayzata Lakes Realty LLC (Minnesota) and Madeline Island Realty LLC (Wisconsin)

Real Estate Brokerage licensed in Minnesota & Wisconsin

Phone or Text Message 612.670.2539

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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Eric good to see you back, now let's be real what do Open Houses serve? the Listing agent to generate future business it is not to help the seller get rid of the property... so with that said who cares if they canceled Open Houses... it is all about proper marketing and pricing that sells a property, Endre

Mar 23, 2020 10:33 PM
Realtyna Inc
Realtyna - Newark, DE
WordPress Real Estate - IDX, RESO Web API, CRM

Hi Eric Kodner, thanks for this update from your area. It seems the decision to end or limit open houses is being made MLS by MLS. We will see what the next week brings.

Mar 24, 2020 01:58 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Open houses were suspended by the State of California in March. Our MLS also suspended the open house feature in our mls.

Our Team is using virtual open houses with Matterport 3D tours.

In person showings were suspended, then approved only for vacant homes and now approved for all homes under strict guidelines.

Jul 06, 2020 06:36 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Open houses are definitely not something you can do without at at least a very loose plan? I definitely am part of it . Real estate isn't always a spectator sport 

Oct 23, 2021 10:09 PM