REALTORS® are considered essential service providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This does not mean that real estate continues as normal. For those consumers who move ahead with buying or selling properties, there are specific steps REALTORS® and consumers can take to protect their health and the health of the greater community.
The Alberta Real Estate Association has reinstated the ban on in-person open houses for REALTORS® as professional service providers. The Alberta government mandated that professional services businesses, such as lawyers and accountants, be able to work by appointment only. Showings can continue with appointment only and limited to two family-unit members at a time.
Top links for your business:
Practice Tips for Operating During COVID-19 PandemicHow to Conduct ShowingsHold Harmless Agreements for Buyers and SellersCREA Coronavirus Statement and Consent
We have also prepared a client-facing version of the showing tips for you to download and email to your clients.
For Consumers: Buying and Selling During COVID-19
We will keep these guides updated to reflect the latest recommendations and directives of the Chief Medical Officer of Alberta, which you can find here.