Last night the real estate community was provided essential guidance on what real estate brokerage activities will be permitted during the conronavirus pandemic. A summary of that information and a review of the implications are offered below for your consideration.
Yesterday the Monroe County Health Department suggested the coronavirus apex is likely to reach our area in May, some four to six week from now. So, it looks like we’ll be operating under these new rules through May and probably longer.
As always, I am available to talk privately with you about your particular real estate situation.
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After several days of mixed messages, confusion and concern in the real estate community New York State provided explicit guidance last night as to how real estate practitioners may proceed during the pandemic under NY PAUSE. Failure to adhere to PAUSE requirements could result in significant penalties for practitioners.
It bears repeating that receiving permission to act is not necessarily the same as staying 100% safe. Each of us, you and I, are required to use our own good judgment before we act and to keep ourselves as safe as possible when/if we do act. The rules are designed to set limits not minimums.
The information from my post yesterday, April 4, 2020, under the heading “What are the options available for seeing/showing houses prior to making an offer” stands true after checking it against NYS’s message delivered today. (Click here to review my April 3rd post.) There are a few additional odds and ends that bear mentioning today:
Click here to read the New York State Association of REALTORS (NYSAR) FAQs regarding these rules and regulations. If you really want to dig in, watch the NYSAR video sent to me at the bottom of this post. Riveting. Not really.
Predictions for the next three to four months based on what we know now.
I will continue to post updates related to the metro Rochester real estate market during the coronavirus. The situation is changing rapidly. You deserve the most recent information about our real estate market from a source you trust.
I wish you and your loved ones good health and good spirits during this unfortunate crisis!
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