How COVID-19 Has Impacted Real Estate Services in California

March 29, 2020. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) expressly included real estate in its updated list of essential services during the coronavirus crisis. Since Governor Newsom’s March 4, 2020 order incorporates this list, the order now includes residential and commercial real estate as essential services in California. Even so, this does not mean a return to business as usual for California REALTORS®, and this change may not be permanent, as the governor could decide to amend his order to once again restrict real estate activity.

What this means currently during the COVID-19 pandemic is, as your realtor I can still help you buy or sell your home. It won’t be the typical real estate transaction process that we are all used to, as there are some recommended best practices that I will follow explicitly to protect you and my fellow licensees. Those recommended best practices include not holding any open houses, and all showings are to take place virtually and by appointment only (which I am prepared to do).  And while it all may seem a bit unorthodox, rest assured I have the tools in place to get you into the house of your dreams in our beautiful Sun City communities, while keeping everyone safe!

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