Real estate services are an essential service so agents are still allowed to assist buyers and sellers in the market but are required to follow the direction of health officials, respect COVID-19 rules that condominiums have in place and follow the unit owner’s wishes when in their space.
Before booking any appointments, Realtors are required to screen all potential buyers by asking them a series of COVID-19 related questions and sign a consent form before any appointments are confirmed.
It is necessary to wear a mask when indoors; including any underground parking, and apply hand sanitizer when provided by the building or unit owner. I would even recommend keeping your mask on when in covered parking as well.
Some realtors and offices are implementing their own rules which include: refusing multiple showings at the same time, restricting appointments to 30 minutes rather than a full hour and allowing only two people through the property with their agent and no kids. This is to help keep traffic in buildings to a minimum.
Although the industry was allowed to resume open houses during the summer/fall months, it was unusual to see any being held. Now that Ontario is back in lockdown, open houses are once again banned across all real estate boards until further notice.
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