PA Real Estate given the green light

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 PA License - AB067198

Mixed news out of Harrisburg yesterday. A bill to re-open real estate was vetoed by the Governor, but at the same time, he announced that real estate, regardless of the colour phase your county is in can resume under specific guidelines. Red, Yellow or Green is no longer relevant for real estate related activities.


This means we can get back to work helping you, our customers and clients. What are those guidelines:

  • Only three people maximum can be in a house at a time, and all must wear masks and stay 6 feet apart.
  • Do not linger in the house to discuss the house, that must be done outside.
  • As much that can be done remotely must be.
  • Showings are spread out with 30 minutes between showings at least and anything a buyer has touched should be wiped down before the next showing, hence buyers agents will need sanitizing wipes with them.
  • All those entering a property must answer a verbal health assessment shortly before the showing, and our State Association has suggested that proof of that should be obtained in writing along with all contact details for those present. Sharing contact details of clients is for tracking purposes should sickness occur, and is covered under the Realtor Code of Ethics, no contacting other agent's clients which might interfere with their contractual relationship.


There is the belief that there will now be a rush to see properties as clients can now see homes in person and I expect to see many properties go under contract and new listings to come on the market soon.


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Nick Vandekar
Nick is a Tredyffrin Easttown Residential and Commercial REALTOR selling The Main Line, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties.

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Comments (17)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 MA agents are all thankful that we never needed to shut down....we were not able to do open house events....but we listed and sold many properties during the past few months.... "shelter is an essential factor".... we all need a place to live.

May 20, 2020 06:18 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Nick... that is good news for PA Realtors... after such a total shutdown... every little bit helps.

May 20, 2020 06:19 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Barbara Todaro the order explicitly banned open houses of any type, broker tours, price opinion gatherings etc, but at least people can see a house to make a decision now.

Nina Hollander we shall see what happens and how open sellers are to having people come through their homes.

May 20, 2020 06:24 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


At last, I am very happy for you that your state figured out a work around for the real estate industry.  All the best.  A

May 20, 2020 06:58 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Nick - good luck as you safely proceed forward.  

May 20, 2020 07:03 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

This must be really good news Nick for your Real Estate biz. Here there are no showings and only virtual tours!

May 20, 2020 07:16 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I. bumped  into this on FB yesterday at 3:00. Had to read it 2-3 times just be sure !!!

May 20, 2020 07:27 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share. Showing homes is still risky for all of the involved parties.

May 20, 2020 07:30 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Ron and Alexandra Seigel the guidelines sent by the state are primarily what our state association sent them, but it is good to know we can work and help our clients again.

Michael Jacobs safety first. I think Scott Godzyk has laid out some excellent tips and protocols in many of his posts.

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 it will be interesting to see how clients, sellers react and how willing they are to allow people in.



May 20, 2020 08:26 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Michael J. Perry me too, was such a mixed message, I am vetoing the house bill, however....

Roy Kelley if done correctly, the risk can be reduced and we are expected to follow CDC Guidelines and obviously common sense.

May 20, 2020 08:27 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nick, I did hear your State opened back up, but with extreme caution.  We must do the same functions here when showing/listing homes.

May 20, 2020 10:09 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Joan Cox all sensible things to do to keep everyone safe.

May 20, 2020 01:44 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Nick.

Thankfully, that was never an issue in my area.  The issue was, and still is, sellers reluctant on letting people into their home

May 21, 2020 12:52 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have heard of people holding open houses in my area, so perhaps we are opened up a bit more than other areas.

May 21, 2020 06:42 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

James Dray we may see some of that, however the number of homes being listed and back on market seems to say not at the moment.

Brian England that was expressly forbidden in any form, broker opens, public opens, no gatherings of people of any sort allowed.

May 21, 2020 07:43 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Nick:

We have similar restrictions for showings, but we never shut down completely. Open houses remain forbidden (public and broker). People seems to be getting used to the routine and what has to be done as a buyer or seller!


May 23, 2020 08:00 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Congratulations on getting back to work!  I have been able to show houses but now I am waiting for open houses to start back up and for inventory to start to improve.

May 24, 2020 06:33 AM