Mayor’s Executive Order includes statement about open houses in FAQ
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has added an
FAQ to the Executive Order
she issued earlier this week explicitly stating that
open houses are NOT permitted.
She also added details about whether real estate agents are considered essential:
Q: Are real estate agents essential?
A: "Real estate offices should close to all but minimum business operations, but individual agents can work from their homes, call clients, direct people to potentially good homes on MLS, place properties for listing online and the like. Necessary financial services are essential, and closings can occur as necessary to the operation of residences and essential businesses.
Open houses are not permitted.
"All activities should be conducted in a way to minimize risk. Offices should move to principally telework or have the minimal number of persons present to handle the closing."