Open Houses MUST Adhere To CDC Guidelines
The Florida Surgeon General has informed Florida Realtors of anecdotal reports of open houses with more than 10 attendees. It is essential that any open house adhere to CDC recommendations for safe social distancing, says Juana Watkins, Florida Realtors general counsel.
Housing is an essential need and Realtors in Florida need to continue to work to provide it but only in a safe format. Please note that yesterday, Florida Realtors, the Florida Land Title Association and the Florida Home Builders Association asked Gov. Ron DeSantis to consider real estate transactions and title recording essential services that should remain active, pledging to adopt steps to minimize health and safety risks for practitioners and customers, Watkins said.
Watkins advises that Realtors' social media and advertising communications do not mislead the public about access to open houses in large groups and advises that you should institute controls to ensure no more than 10 people, including yourself, gather at one time and keep to the required 6-feet distance between individuals.