Caroline Gerardo, C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982 (Sun West Mortgage Corporation)

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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Only no more than 2 from the same party allowed in. They must wear masks and are asked not to touch anything. 90 people at the SAME time???

May 30, 2020 06:49 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I'd invest in a velvet rope. I'd high-five myself and my marketing.

Then, let 3 or less in at a time that are masked and gloved.

The rest need to go get proper gear or go get a clue.

 

 

May 29, 2020 12:27 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Caroline Gerardo accommodating ninety people in an open house can be challenging.

May 29, 2020 12:28 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Wake up because obviously it's too good of a dream!

May 29, 2020 11:46 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

They'd come in one family/group at a time. The rest have to wait until the previous group was done. If the agent wanted to keep track of who was there, they could make them text their contact info before they come in. That way no shared device/paper/pen/etc.  No refreshments. 

May 29, 2020 11:44 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Agree with answers - no enter without mask. Simple. 

May 30, 2020 09:10 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

90? Wow. 

Masks should be provided. NO MASK - NO ENTER.

May 30, 2020 09:01 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't do open houses in general, but certainly wouldn't do one right now. But if the rule is 10 people at a time with other restrictions, I'd be making them line up and wait their turn. Frankly, in many homes even 10 people at a time sounds like a lot.

I'd be prepared with a gazillion masks to pass around. No mask, no look.

May 30, 2020 05:37 AM
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Ken Jones
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc., REALTORS® - Springfield, NJ
Commercial Real Estate Broker

Caroline Gerardo "Sign right here that you knowingly violated the health guidelines and you hold me and the property owner harmless, and you're free to roam."

I don't see 90 people showing up at the same time, anyway.

And, if they do, I don't think I'd let all of them into the property regardless, unless it was something like a 5,000+ sf dwelling and I had 3 or 4 other agents with me to watch the herd.

May 29, 2020 01:11 PM
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Peter Mohylsky. The Santa Rosa Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN

1st, do a little happy dance.  I have never had that many people at an open house.  

2.  let them in one couple at a time.  advise them all that there have been others in the house and avoid touching items

 

May 29, 2020 11:24 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Please take a number and form a single file line, with proper social distancing, for quicker service. 90 people? Not in my lifetime.

May 30, 2020 05:40 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Ninety is a lot although there are usually two of us and CDC guidelines limit us to 10 persons at a time. No mask, no problem however 6' of distancing must be adhered to. The hardest part would be keeping track of honoring the first come - first served implementation to keep things fair.

May 30, 2020 01:01 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I feel so fortunate that my Sellers choose to not ever hold an antiquated Open House ever.   This virus has been great in eliminating the lookie loos and being able to insist that they view the Virtual Tour as compared to in the past, they would lie and say they watched and then make some ridiculous feedback comment proving they hadn't watched it at all.  (them or their agent!)

May 29, 2020 03:22 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We only hold open houses with control - one party in at a time with proper social distancing, booties, hand sanitizers and no one touching any hard surfaces.  Just started this and it appears to be working okay.

May 29, 2020 01:59 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Caroline,

In commercial real estate the only time I have seen 90 people (broker open house) at an open house is when it was catered by a famous LA restaurant, and that was only done for Class A highrises.  Here in Santa Barbara some broker open houses are catered for major estates...now catering is not happening, and I have not seen an open house notice in ages...here.  A

May 29, 2020 01:50 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Stagger the amount of people in at one time with no refreshments served. Qualify a buyer and GET IT SOLD!!!

May 29, 2020 01:32 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Hand out numbers.

May 29, 2020 11:24 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

1) no mask, no entry

2) no food

3) OH's do not require pre-app letters

 

May 30, 2020 07:05 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Comply with the regulations in your area.

May 29, 2020 04:31 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No open house events can be scheduled in Colorado, only virtual open houses.

May 29, 2020 02:48 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Sell that home!

May 29, 2020 01:26 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

That would not happen in my world for many reasons:

1.  I do not host open houses 

2.  Violates the California Phase 2 best practices guidelines.

 

May 30, 2020 09:18 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

I wonder what the cost is to have a house disenfected after such an event. I can see the headlines now, "Homeowners infected by careless re agent"

May 30, 2020 07:10 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Pass out supermarkets plastic bags - they work

May 30, 2020 06:02 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Here is a link with information that is required according to CAR on all listings on the MLS and other forms of marketing.  It spells out what we have to do here in California. COVID-19PreventionPlanForIn-PersonVisits.pdf

Normally I would not put a link on a comment, but the rules are very specific and there are no choices what we WANT to do or not. And everyone is complying here in my area. 

May 29, 2020 01:33 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

At this first in our lifetime experience, the NUMBER ONE ISSUE with open houses is to avoid this exact situation....and the agent FAILED.

The agent should shred their license, discard their business cards and pull down their website. This is a ship looking for a rock. 

The only job the agent really had was to keep people safe.  There are COUNTLESS mechanisms to prevent so many showing up at onece and to control those who arrive.  However the agent relapsed into business as usual, demonstrated a lack of awareness and agility, at a time requiring vigilant awareness...and business is not as usual.

In the year 2525, if man is still alive, should a flash mod arrive at the open house....Sasquatch and I will still be in control. "shop with your eyes, you have 10 minutes. Pay the girl at the counter."

 

May 29, 2020 12:55 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

No open houses allowed in the San Francisco Bay Area, Caroline Gerardo 

May 31, 2020 04:02 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Call law enforcement agency like Minneapolis PD.

May 30, 2020 06:55 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Schedule an appointment with Psychiatrist because the person who scheduled it is crazy and maybe has amnesia.

May 29, 2020 05:30 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

In Connecticut I'm not seeing Open Houses signs or ads. We are working the business though. We were deemed essential from Day 1. I am taking all the recommended precautions- I  wear a mask when meeting people, keep 6 ft social distance & I sanitize my hands after every walk through- and I don't touch my face before I do. I have extra masks & sanitizer for a buyer who shows up without protection. I've also cut out in person meetings when the work can be done digitally. 

May 31, 2020 08:56 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

I would be happy and handle following what ever protocols are required at the time. Right now, In our state that wouldn't be an issue as Open Houses are not yet allowed other than virtual open houses.

If they were allowed, folks would have to wait in their car until the previous looker was done. Or one could have a team mate show up with a stack of Buyer Agency agreements and that could give them something to do while they waited.

Whatever one chose to do it sounds like a good problem to me.

May 31, 2020 06:51 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

in the best of times we've never had more than 20 people all day much less at one time.

May 30, 2020 12:58 PM
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Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA
Builder

99 people will never show up at one time in this market to an open house.  

May 30, 2020 12:53 PM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Roy Kelley is right.

May 30, 2020 02:29 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

First of 90 people were in line to view a home I'd be shocked!  The only time we've had a lot of people were on agent tours for higher end homes and event was catered.  None of that would be going on now.  Also with our temps getting close to 110 today I highly doubt 1. many people will be driving around going to opens ad 2. they sure as heck aren't going to stand in a line outside waiting to get into home. Summer time here in PHX isn't  the best time for successful opens unless it's a development with many homes to look at at once.  Good luck on your open today.  BTW I'd have masks etc on hand if I were going to do one (but not for 90 folks)!!

May 31, 2020 11:19 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

There would be a bunch of unhappy people since they could come in other than 2 at a time and only those with masks. Sounds like mayhem.

May 30, 2020 05:31 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I do 4 hour open houses, no need to try to crowd 90 people in at one time.

May 30, 2020 03:05 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

that has never happened here and it's not something we'd have to worry about.

May 30, 2020 02:23 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Follow sellers instuctions which should have been discussed at time of listing.

May 30, 2020 11:16 AM