FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Northern Real Estate Board says it is supporting the British Columbia Real Estate Association’s recommendation to temporarily halt open houses.
The November 5 decision to temporarily halt open houses is based on the increase of COVID-19 cases in B.C. and follows the orders issued from the Provincial Health Officer to discourage gatherings of more than six people.
According to BCNREB President Shawna Kinsley, many of its members have stopped open houses and have moved to virtual tours.
Kinsley says the majority of realtors had moved to virtual options at the start of the pandemic in March and quickly adopted requirements for social distancing, sanitizing, and health and travel questions during showings.
Kinsley notes that the halt on open houses is not expected to affect sales.
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