January 16th, 2021
Per LA County, here are the orders. These are not suggestions, these are directives/orders. If you’re a BUYER in this time, don’t be surprised if Realtors request as a condition to you seeing a home in person, a minimum of a)preapproval letter AND b)proof of funds documenting your bona fides for your down payment and financial qualification OR a written offer up front contingent on your eventual personal viewing of the home plus “a” and “b” above. This is of course more intrusive than pre-corona virus days, but it is what it is.
|Essential Businesses includes “Professional services, such as legal, payroll or accounting services, when necessary to assist in compliance with legally mandated activities, and the permitting, inspection, construction, transfer and recording of ownership of housing, including residential and commercial real estate and anything incidental thereto, provided that appointments and other residential viewings must only occur virtually or, if a virtual viewing is not feasible, by appointment with no more than two visitors at a time residing within the same household or living unit and one individual showing the unit (except that inperson visits are not allowed when the occupant is still residing in the residence)” The County has confirmed through REALTOR® channels that the following guidelines apply:
– No open houses.
– Residential viewings must occur virtually. – If a virtual viewing is not feasible, then an in-person viewing of the property may be done by appointment only.
– Showings should be limited to serious potential buyers who are either pre-approved or have submitted a contingent offer.
– The in-person showing may only include the Real Estate Agent and no more than 2 visitors, who reside within the same household or living unit, at a time.
– Sellers and/or tenants should temporarily leave the residence / unit during the in-person showing, in order to maintain social distancing.
– During the in-person showing of the property, all social distancing protocols must be adhered to, and protective measures, such as the wearing of gloves, cloth face coverings, and no touching of surfaces must be followed.