In an emergency meeting of the board of directors for the Saskatchewan REALTORS® Association this week, a decision was made to mandate the pause of all open house activity in the province.
So for the first time in 27 years that I can recall, there are no open houses this weekend.
That's right, the Saskatchewan Realtors Association in an emergency meeting of the board of directors this week removed their support for open houses conducted by our members.
And basically what we did is we eliminated some avenues for advertising. Primarily on realtor.ca, which feeds data on open houses to various websites. So we removed that. Realtors are not able to advertise their open houses through those major sources. And our hope is is that will shut down the open house environment completely while we're dealing with this pandemic.
We certainly realize that there are people out there that have housing needs right now. And that some of those needs are near-crisis situations. But we believe that our membership is in a position to deal with that one on one, in a way that minimizes human contact, and potential spread of the virus.
If you need some help solving a housing crisis, do reach out to a Realtor. If you don't have a Realtor I'd be happy to hear from you.
We have processes to, to help you through this, that don't involve open houses.
I hope you have a great afternoon with your family. Read a book, watch some Netflix. Whatever you do to have fun, play a game. But stay inside and stay safe, we'll talk soon.
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