I'm sure you are all aware of the update sent yesterday regarding the state-wide stay at home order.
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. Please also note that photographers are not considered essential service according to these orders.
In light of this update
, the VMLS will temporarily disable the ability to schedule Open Houses in the MLS.
We want to ensure the health and safety of our members and community and feel this step is prudent way to ensure the MLS's compliance with the updated stay-at-home order.
just released an update to
allow Virtual Open Houses to be scheduled in the MLS and this function will not be impacted, below you will find the information on scheduling a Virtual Open House in the MLS.
The Open House Broadcast Email List will remain active for the promotion of Virtual Open Houses only.