OREA is taking the position – and RAHB agrees – that all REALTORS® should stop face-to-face business, including open houses, in-person showings, and maintaining agents and public office hours.
We recognize that RAHB cannot police this; however RAHB can say don’t undertake in-person activities. The message we have received from OREA is that if REALTORS® don’t act responsibly, there is great potential the provincial government will take away the “essential workplace” designation for real estate. If this happens, then REALTORS®, as well as buyers and sellers, will not a have a choice.
We are relying on members to do the right thing for their communities. We all have to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, and help to maintain the health of our communities.