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SRA Mandates Pause to Open Houses


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.



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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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Norm Fisher

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Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.Less...

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.

Norm is known for his passion for technology and can most often be found exploring and experimenting with the next big thing in real estate marketing. He was the first Saskatoon real estate agent to promote a home online and has been an early adopter of new technologies ever since. “Everything about this business has changed over the past 20 years, and it will happen again in the next ten. An open mind and a curious attitude are all that’s needed to continue to find new ways to serve our clients by delivering a faster, smoother, worry-free transaction,” says Norm.

In his spare time, Norm enjoys Crossfit and cycling, some years accumulating over 2,000 kilometres on the road. He’s a strong supporter of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and enjoys raising funds by joining fun, fitness-related initiatives like the Grouse Grind for Shelter. In 2015, he trekked the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu. In 2017 he walked the southern highlands of Iceland across mountains, sand, snow, ice, lava fields and forest for seven days. Collectively those initiatives raised over a million dollars for Canadian women's shelters.
 

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