As you are likely aware, the Colorado Association of Realtors sent out an update last night regarding the statewide stay-at-home order and Essential Services Interpretation.
CAR has been in communication with the Attorney General’s office and has learned that the Third Updated Public Health Order 20-24 that was issued in conjunction with the Stay at Home order
does not consider in-person showings and open houses to be a critical business/service.
According to the Attorney General’s office, only real estate transactions that actually transfer real property ownership (Closings) are permissible and even they must comply with the Social Distancing Requirements set forth in the Health Order. Read the letter from CAR below.
The Vail Board of REALTORS® staff and leadership team
are waiting on clarification from CAR.
We are committed to providing you with timely, factual information during this time, and we will alert membership once we have clarification.
Please remember that it is the perspective of CAR and the VBR that the revisions do not reflect “business as usual” for real estate in Colorado. VBR recommends you take precautions for your Buyers and Sellers and the community. Working remotely and social distancing is still best practice right now while this order is in place.
We understand that each brokerage firm must make business decisions based on its own individual circumstances. We encourage you if you have specific questions regarding a transaction or business practice to please work with your managing broker. VBR is not in a position to provide legal advice to its members.
Laura Sellards, VBR Chair
Erica Kirk, Association Executive