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December 7, 2020

No Change To SF Real Estate Restrictions With Latest Lockdown

The San Francisco Realtor Association (SFAR) has confirmed with the Mayor’s Office that agents can continue to physically show property during the stay-at-home order that’s now in effect through at least January 4, 2021.

Here are the specifics for real estate as per San Francisco’s order:
“Service providers that enable real estate transactions (including rentals, leases, and home sales), including, but not limited to, real estate agents, escrow agents, notaries, and title companies, provided that appointments and other residential real estate 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 and one individual showing the unit (except that in person visits are not allowed when the occupant is present in the Residence).”

SFAR put its own showing orders into place after the shelter-in–place (SIP) earlier this year. This was a must, as most buyers will not purchase a home without seeing it in person. And we never lifted those restrictions, meaning we haven’t had open houses, broker tours or large-scale showings since the SIP began. We’ve also had strict safety showing protocols in place since April.

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