ValleyMLS Board Suspends Open Houses Until April 17

Upon recommendation from the Alabama Association of REALTORSĀ®, the Board of Directors voted today to follow guidelines ordered by Governor Ivey and suspend all open houses until April 17, 2020.

In pursuit of this suspension, the Paragon system will cease to display open houses as an option in the database or in the IDX feed during this time. Any open houses scheduled already in the system will be cancelled.

On Friday, Governor Ivey issued further guidance and an updated public health edict that ordered ā€œnon-essentialā€ businesses, venues, and activities shall be closed to non-employees or not take place. The real estate industry was not included in this “non-essential” list. In short, real estate business and activities can continue as they are now.

However, at all times real estate activities must strictly adhere to the guidelines set forward by the Alabama Department of Public Health:

“All non-work related gatherings of 10 persons or more, or non-work related gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a consistent six-foot distance between persons, are prohibited. Employers shall take all reasonable steps to meet these standards for employees and customers.ā€

For the health and safety of North Alabama home-buyers, home-sellers, and REALTORSĀ® this order gives a blanket guidance to companies.

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