New CDC and Department of Commerce Guidelines for Real Estate Agents

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119

At a recent meeting of the Department of Commerce and the CDC, Federal government representatives discussed the growing number of Covid-19 cases that have been occuring since multiple states are starting to open up. In an effort to stem the tide of another nationwide outbreak of Covid-19, these agencies have issued new guidelines for business operations. In regard to real estate, the following guidelines have been suggested:

1. All showings beginning May 1, 2021 will be done through video. 

2. Agents will be allowed to video their showings and transmit the video live to clients or they may send clients a video file of the listing. 

3. Agents will be required to wear protective booties, masks, gloves, hair-nets and googles.

4. No potential buyers will be allowed inside homes being shown. 

5. Agents may not be accompanied by anyone during the video sessions with the exception of service dogs for blind agents. 

6. Upon exiting, the agents involved will be required to wash down anything they may have touched in the process, including, doorknobs, keys, bathroom faucets, toilets, cabinet handles or anything else they may have come in contact with during the visit. 

7. All PPE material will be deposited in a hazard container outside of unit upon departure. 

8. Any contract offers will only be allowed to be done electronically to avoid human contact. 

The hope of the CDC, and the Department of Commerce, is by eliminating human contact, the chance of spreading Covid-19 will be diminished and anyone following these guidelines will be subject to an April Fools prank. Have a great day!!

Comments (11)

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /

 Make it a GREAT Thursday, thanks for sharing.  Bill Salvatore 

Apr 01, 2021 05:35 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

When I got to hair nets, I knew this was a goof! Phew....

Enjoy your day!

Apr 01, 2021 05:54 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Mike - those are CDC suggestions.  I am sure each state will make their own.

Apr 01, 2021 05:55 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Mike - yeah, right.  When pigs fly. . .    Happy April Fools Day.   

Apr 01, 2021 06:40 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I should have looked at the calendar before reading this post.  I was almost beginning to believe it.

Apr 01, 2021 04:54 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Mike, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Apr 01, 2021 04:55 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Mike.

Number 3 would be no issue for me.  Our mask mandate ended March 31st.  We'll see how it ends 

Apr 02, 2021 12:12 AM
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

My blood pressure was starting to go up for a minute until I realized it was an April Fools post. :-)

Apr 02, 2021 04:02 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I started to get irate at the suggestions and then I backed up to see the date it was posted.

Have a great day.

Apr 03, 2021 06:44 AM
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

You got me. 

Apr 03, 2021 09:56 AM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Ii did not know this!  Seems like a lot of people are acting as though the pandemic is over...when it's not.  Thanks for the detailed guidelines!

Apr 03, 2021 11:55 AM