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What Governor Newsoms Statewide Re-Closure Means for Real Estate
Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020 @ 10:56 PM

On Monday, July 13th, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered the re-closure or rollback of many of the state’s June reopening measures, and more enhanced shutdowns in 30 counties including Los Angeles County.


The July 13th orders included the statewide closure of:

  • Indoor dining and bars
  • Family entertainment  
  • Zoos
  • Museums


Los Angeles County and 29 other counties will also have to close:

  • Gyms
  • Churches
  • Hair salons and barbershops 
  • Malls
  • Personal care services (nail salons, tattoo parlors, etc)


Although real estate is currently not on the closure list, it is imperative that REALTORS® and their clients practice extreme caution and implement all necessary safety measures when conducting in-person showings and/or meeting with clients.


At this time there is no change to real estate office operations or showings provided proper safety, social distancing and safety protocols are followed, though please be aware that this may be subject to change.


Here are some best practices to help you safely conduct business:


Open houses are not allowed. Listings should only be shown to one buyer party at a time, and REALTORS® should leave enough time in-between showings for the property to be cleaned and sanitized.

○ REALTORS® should not be putting up Open House signs or advertising open houses anywhere. Click here for more information.

Face coverings are required during all in-person meetings. Face coverings are required to be worn by all parties during in-person meetings or showings. REALTORS® should have PPE such as masks, gloves and hand sanitizer on hand for themselves and others whenever conducting business in person. You can purchase PPE at discounted rates from the REALTOR® Team Store.

Open all doors and turn on all lights to reduce touch points in listings. Advise clients to refrain from touching any items at the listing.

Conduct remote or virtual meetings whenever possible. Minimizing the amount of face-to-face contact in your business helps limit the spread of coronavirus. Consider utilizing remote meeting tools such as Zoom or FaceTime, and using paperless transaction management tools such as zipForms whenever possible.


To view the C.A.R.’s industry guidance on showings, click here.

For more information on coronavirus’ impact on real estate in California, click here.

For local information about the coronavirus’ impact on real estate, click here.




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