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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I just can't imagine that salt water and sea air can be harmful to anyone as long as they practice social distancing just to be safe! 

May 01, 2020 02:45 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

WAY past time. Sheriffs in California and Arizona have already made public statements that they're not going to enforce any lockdown and Arizona governor is being recalled. We live in interesting times. God Bless America

May 01, 2020 12:58 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

I think it is a fine time to open for business. Past time actually!

May 01, 2020 12:46 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Have my own "beach".

maine lake beach

May 01, 2020 02:17 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Way too late.  Time to end this Un-Constitutional B.S. and let Americans get back to work!

May 01, 2020 08:35 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I’ve never closed for business, I have been open every day this year except Sundays of course. I get out daily, but remotely so I avoid most people personally. Professionally I'm working and the busiest ever of 2020; safely. 

Open everything, let people physical distance or not, and then natural selection and personal health will decide who was right and wrong.

May 01, 2020 07:51 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Far too early for "business as usual", however we can do a lot of business while maintaining our physical distancing precautions.

May 01, 2020 12:51 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No... the entire idea of all this was to flatten the curve... I believe that's been pretty much accomplished. People need to get back to work.

May 02, 2020 04:59 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

My beaches are open today and it looks very well controled.  Call me if you would like a piece of this beach. 

May 01, 2020 02:48 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

ours never closed.

May 01, 2020 02:41 PM
Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Well they scared everyone with bogus numbers, now that the truth has come out lets get back to work in a responsible way.

May 02, 2020 04:40 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Premature opening of theaters...retail establishments of all descriptions will lead to a new wave of infections. It is only a matter of time. It is simply of matter of how severe it will be.

Coronavirus does not care whether you are from a Blue State or Red State...whether you are conservative or progressive...whether you are Republican, Democrat, Libertarian or Decline-to-State...whether you are Catholic, Protestant, Baptist, Jew, Muslim or non-believer. The disease is an equal opportunity infector and will strike whenever given the opportunity.


May 01, 2020 07:54 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

It's definitely too soon here in NY. We are still getting 1,000 new cases per day. But I really hope it works out for the places that open soon and hope they do slowly and carefully.


Re: your beaches, if people space out, that could be fine. I don't think that would be physically possible here iin NY.

May 01, 2020 07:33 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I think beaches can be open, and people can be safe. Just don't sit on someone's lap.

May 01, 2020 06:10 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Our beaches never closed, and all they did was close up the parking spaces that were next to the sand and nearby to discourage bunches coming in.  It is time already...A

May 01, 2020 03:00 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Over the centuries it has been agreed that fresh air, sunlight & activity is vital for a healthy state of well-being. The opposite remains highly questionable. NOTE: salt-air and ocean breezes are considered fresh "health" right out of the oven too! Swimming in the ocean is therapeutic in every sense for the entire body.  Lastly, all hospital stays please God should be less

May 01, 2020 01:57 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

It is beyond time to open up.  Those at risk would be advised to take whatever precautions they need to, but shutting down everything for this long has to have done SOMETHING other than wreck our economy.

May 02, 2020 08:59 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

how will you do 6' distancing at the beach????  you can handle that with business....not with laying on the beach....

May 01, 2020 02:44 PM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

If we can safely have several dozen people in a grocery store, we can safely have people spread out over the wide expanse of the beach.

In my city, the parks never closed.  I don't know why a park is different from a beach.

May 02, 2020 10:26 AM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

If 2,000 to 2,500 deaths each day is the flattened curve then we can expect all hell to break loose when the second wave hits. It is unbelievable how something like this pandemic has taken on politcal sides with so many more worried about the president getting re-elected than the lives of their fellow Americans.

May 02, 2020 05:08 AM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I think people are going to have a hard time social distancing on a beach unless they are very large beaches. Each person needs 6 feet in front, behind, to the left and right of them.

May 01, 2020 07:33 PM
Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Time will tell Ginger... 

May 02, 2020 01:09 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Depends on how the community behaves. Probably a little soon; still need to stay a good distance from each other as the asymptomatic stage is reportedly the most contagious.

May 02, 2020 06:56 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

It appears ours might open on Memorial Day weekend ?????

May 02, 2020 04:47 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

It seems to be very much like the real estate market " Everything is local"

May 02, 2020 04:29 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I think beaches are important as long as people behave accordingly.  Maybe it's hard in places of high population density though.

May 01, 2020 04:22 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

No  I don't think it's too soon in our state and others that have very low numbers.  I'm not too sure it was such a great idea to begin with to shut the entire country down.

May 02, 2020 05:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

from what I've seen, some people will respect the need to physical distance from others, and other will be totally clueless or thoughtless. 

May 02, 2020 02:15 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

That would depend on the area in which the business is located.  My state (CA)  extended the SIP order through May 31, 2020. 

Open for business ... hum ... we will see what happens. 

May 02, 2020 01:43 PM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

I think it is too soon.  So many people come here from all over the county.  They bring with them any exposure they may have had.  We ony have 39 cases of covid 19 here in our county.  I think a vaccine needs to be in place so that we dont kill 100's or 1000's of visitors.

May 02, 2020 10:30 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Beaches are good if people will practice social distancing. You need to avoid public facilities such as rest rooms.

May 02, 2020 10:11 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Not too early. I wish ours were opening. They closed NH beaches to the end of the May. NH is doing well. But MA is doing horrible and they are afraid if they open the beaches MA will flood here and spread the virus to others. One thought put forth was to open them mid month for walking, running and simming, but no laying out, no towels, umbrellas or coolers. Sunshine kills the virus, we need to get outside

May 02, 2020 05:32 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I think it's time.  As for beaches, I never put my towel down near people I didn't know so I've "socially distanced" in that arena forever as standard practice.  

May 03, 2020 07:44 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Open 24/7 & 365/366 days every fourth year.

May 06, 2020 04:24 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Thankfully they didnt shut beaches down or parks or hiking trails or places people go to get sunshine, fresh air, hike, snowmachine, fish and hunt. They tried to close bear hunting down and that didnt last long  less than 12 hours...  I Love Alaska!

May 04, 2020 01:48 AM