Are showings allowed?

Q.

Are we still able to continue with showings?

A.

As of March 18, 2020 and until further notice from GAOR, you may live stream your Open House, using a service such as Zoom, Facebook Live, GoToMeeting, or other third-party services under the following conditions:

  1. Livestream is open and accessible to the public.
  2. Livestream is not recorded nor distributed on email, websites or social media, nor posted to a video hosting site such as YouTube or Vimeo.
  3. Livestream takes place only within the hours of the Open House, after which it is no longer accessible.
  4. The showing agent maintains full control over live stream tools including smartphones, computers, cameras, and microphones.
  5. The showing agent must be onsite at the listing and the listing must be physically open to public access as for any normal showing. However, you may follow C.A.R. and NAR guidelines for potentially screening individuals.
  6. A mention of and a link to the live stream may be posted in Public Remarks not more than two days ahead of the showing and must be removed from Public Remarks on the same date as the showing upon its conclusion.

Under these conditions, you may treat live streaming as a “showing” rather than a virtual tour. As long as it is a “showing” then it will not be considered in violation of MLS Rule 11.5 or 12.5.

Open House Virtual Setup Steps:  https://mediall.rapmls.com/help/VirtualOHBT/Whats_New.htm

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