On March 25th the Minnesota Governor Walz issued Emergency Executive Order 20-20 directing Minnesotans to stay at home to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The order, which is in effect as of 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2020 through 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2020, generally requires businesses and operations to cease activities within Minnesota unless the business is considered a “critical sector.” The order includes real estate transactions as a critical sector, defining it as follows: “This category is limited to workers who facilitate and finance real estate transactions and real estate services, including appraisers and title services.”
This means that transactions in place can still follow their existing timelines. In addition, relocation services (movers) are also considered a "critical sector" providers at this time.
OPEN HOUSES - Realtors are no longer conducting open houses in order to better comply with COVID 19 restrictions. We are still conducting PRIVATE SHOWINGS of homes to limit the number of people in a home and to keep traffic to buyers that are more prepared and ready to make a move.
Showings best practices
- Realtors and buyers refrain from touching any surfaces, door knobs, light switches, counters.
- Buyers are asked not to use restroom facilities at a private residence at this time.
- Buyers are asked to keep the attendees to essential decision makers only.
- If someone has a fever or any signs of illness we ask that they refrain from viewing homes.
- Buyers are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer with them or hand wipes.