On March 19, Governor Newsom and the State Public Health Officer issued Executive Order N-33-20 requiring all Californians to stay home except as needed to maintain continuity of operations in 16 infrastructure sectors. This supersedes all existing local city and county orders that are less restrictive.
The California Association of Realtors subsequently stated the following:
The real estate industry is not exempt from this prohibition except as needed to maintain “continuity of operation … of … construction, including housing construction.” Therefore, REALTORS® should cease doing all face-to-face marketing or sales activities, including showings, listing appointments, open houses and property inspections. Clients and other consumers are also subject to these orders and should not be visiting properties or conducting other business in person.
Like all responsible people, we take these directives seriously and will be following them to the letter. We are here, as always, to advise on or answer any questions you may have regarding any aspect of real estate, but we won’t be available for any face-to-face meetings until these restrictions are lifted. We hope that this situation will be controlled before too long and in the meantime we look forward to helping you in any way we can.