Last night Governor Sisolak announced a directive in response to COVID-19 with additional restrictions on real estate, including limiting open houses and in-person showings on properties occupied by tenants. At Sierra Nevada Properties, we put a hold on all Open Houses a few weeks ago in response to CDC recommendations, as did most of the real estate industry. In lieu of physical Open Houses, we are offering enhanced virtual tours, video walk-throughs and online video meetings with prospective buyers.
The Governor’s restriction on showings is specific to tenant occupied properties. If an owner occupied Seller wants to allow a single buyer showing, they are permitted provided that we avoid in-person contact the extent that is possible and take recommended precautions. As you would expect, many Seller’s have opted to not allow physical showings for a while if they are residing in the property. Vacant properties, with proper CDC guidelines respected, are able to be shown to Buyers, one Buyer at a time.
Additional restrictions of the Directive included closing Golf Courses; limiting gatherings at churches, prohibiting in-house stylists and barbers, and new measures for grocery stores.