Realtors Warned - Temporary Suspension to BC's Open House 

Janine Thomson - Victoria Real Estate Agent

Open house canceled in BC temporarily - virtual only
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With Covid cases on the rise here in BC, recently today, November 6, 2020, the Real Estate Council of BC (RECBC) has strongly advised real estate agents to temporarily discontinue open houses and limit face to face interactions. 
In lieu, agents are allowed to continue private showings, by following the guidance from the Public Health Organization & WorkSafe BC and to urge clients to use virtual tools to view their properties of interest.
We continue to assist our clients with face to face interactions via phone, zoom, Whatspp, Facebook messenger and continue to do live showings through these virtual resources.
In our private showings, we continue to administer the protocols of safety by wearing masks, gloves & handling all lights and doors while keeping our social distance during any home tour and to ensure sanitization stays in effect between all showings. 
On October 30th, the BC Public Health Officer issued orders to restrict the number of people that may attend a private residence to six individuals, providing the space permits the required physical distancing. This order includes all residences, multi-tenanted, strata and rental properties. Due to these factors, most sellers and their agents are requesting waivers to be signed by the agents and their buyers in regard to travel and exposure to Covid, before the actual private showing can take place. 

Other articles of interest:
Victoria News - BC Real Estate Association calls for Stop to open house during pandemic
Vancouver Island CTV News - BC Real Estate Board warns against holding open house amid pandemic