March 25, 2021
STATE REGULATIONS UPDATE:
The opening up of other professions and industries (for example, retail, dining and office space) is now very similar to the rules imposed on the real estate industry — limited attendance, limited capacity, face masks and periodic cleaning.
PROGRESS IS BEING MADE LOCALLY - AMENDING SAN FRANCISCO REGULATIONS:
Expanding the definition of “showing party” will streamline the showing and appointment process by allowing more persons in the property at one time, and will allow for a modest alternative to a broker’s tour.
Our Government Affairs staff is currently discussing these important changes with the Department of Public Health. There is a new leadership in the City departments who understands the need for economic recovery and working with the business community. Our goal is to plan a safe, responsible, and efficient timeline for the real estate industry as we recover from this pandemic.
We are hopeful. We are collecting ideas, feedback, and input from our members that we can use in our discussions with the Department of Public Health.