Governor Whitmer Eases Real Estate Restrictions Beginning May 7th
Today the Governor issued Executive Order 2020-70, which eases restrictions on residential and commercial real estate and construction. This is great news and speaks volumes about Realtor's willingness to lead the way in a safe and responsible manner. This of course does not mean business as usual. Preventing a second wave of this pandemic demands concerted effort by all Michigan citizens, and certainly Realtors® as they serve their clients. At a minimum, the Executive Order provides the following:
Effective on May 7, 2020, workers in the real-estate industry, including agents, appraisers, brokers, inspectors, surveyors, and registers of deeds, provided that:
Any showings, inspections, appraisals, photography or videography, or final walk-throughs must be performed by appointment and must be limited to no more than four people on the premises at any one time. No in-person open houses are permitted;
Private showings may only be arranged for owner-occupied homes, vacant homes, vacant land, commercial property, and industrial property.
As we ramp up for May 7th, Michigan Realtors® will be providing a list of best practices, as well as important forms to utilize in the field. Be on the lookout for those materials early next week. Again, thank you for your patience and support through these trying times.
Wilson Realty, Inc.