COVID-19 Guidelines for In-Person Open Houses July 2020 Onward

COVID-19 Guidelines for In-Person Open Houses

Please adhere to the following recommendations to minimize the exposure of REALTORS®, clients, and the public to COVID-19.

Prior to an Open House

  • Virtual Tours for a property should be recommended before any in-person showings
  • Discuss with seller the precautions that will be taken and adhere to any specific requirements requested
  • Maintain one entry into a home
  • Turn on lights, open closets, cabinet doors & window coverings
  • Open doors and/or windows to allow outdoor ventilation
  • Sanitize any possible touch points or common surfaces
  • Create a log for visitor names and contact information
  • Provide masks, sanitizer & disinfectant wipes
  • Post sign at door with guidelines & include Broker contact info

During an Open House

  • Require all visitors to complete the contact log
  • Allow a max of 5 people (including broker) to tour at one time
  • Allow only one group to tour at a time
  • Require all visitors to sanitize hands and wear masks
  • Require visitors to maintain 6 ft of social distancing
  • Instruct visitors to avoid touching any surface in the home
  • Restrict visitors from using the bathroom facilities
  • Sanitize common surfaces after each visitor group
  • Maintain the visitor log and request that visitors inform their Broker if they fall ill within 14 days of viewing the property
  • An additional person in attendance should control entry and review guidelines with new arrivals
These guidelines are subject to change as SFAR (Santa Fe Association of Realtors) monitors the COVID-19 situation and adapts to any new restrictions set forth by the NMREC.
For more information, visit NAR’s Showing Guidance Reopening

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