UPDATE: In-person open houses (Public and Broker) are once again available for scheduling on NorthstarMLS.
If you and your clients choose to schedule an in-person open house, it is still critical that you take precautions to protect your clients, the public and yourself. Please take a moment to review this letter from Chris Galler (CEO) and Susan Dioury (Legal Counsel and SVP) from the Minnesota Realtors Association. As they state, “you should consider adopting a plan that incorporates site-specific best practices surrounding health and wellness, social distancing, cleaning, sanitation and protection, and operations and communications with your sales associates, clients, and visitors in mind.”
Please also review Open House Considerations, provided by the Minnesota Realtors Association. This helpful document outlines practical steps you can take to help protect health and safety at Open Houses.
NorthstarMLS has made permanently available the “Virtual” Live Stream Open House types for those who prefer to conduct them.
We appreciate everyone’s understanding of the need to restrict Open House scheduling throughout the Governor’s stay-at-home order. It was instrumental in his decision to include Real Estate as an essential service.