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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Isn't it interesting that after reading all the comments first - there is no clear and definite rule for mask usage.  You'd think there would be after all these months.  What does that say?

No to wearing a mask in car Or while on golf course. 


We use disposable masks and have on hand for clients.

Nov 23, 2020 01:25 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

I have 3 layer cloth masks that I wash after each use. I also have disposable ones. 

Nov 23, 2020 12:07 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Disposable ones until they break.  I think this whole exercise is nonsense and am not wasting money on masks.

Nov 23, 2020 04:36 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

The washable masks get washed often enough to make me feel comfortable wearing them. As for the disposable masks, they get thrown away when I think it is time to do so. arbitrary time for either.

Nov 23, 2020 01:26 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

My cloth masks I wash regularly.  The disposable ones I may wear once or twice before throwing.

Nov 23, 2020 01:01 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I reuse mine quite often because I have a 99.97% chance of recovery with or without one. I also refuse to drive with one on or wear one outside.

Nov 23, 2020 11:54 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I use a wonderful "space mask", which is three layers and washable.

Nov 23, 2020 10:48 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

I use disposable one for grocery store, it gets trashed after one use. I have a cloth one for in office and around my Mom who doesn't live with me. The 3 ply cotton cloth one is easy to wear all day and I have eight of them, wash after wearing, dry in sunshine. I try to give more than six feet. With 2000 people dying daily this is no joke

Nov 23, 2020 10:40 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

What mask. 

Nov 23, 2020 10:19 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

I have disposable ones I use and throw away 

I also have cloth masks that I wash after each use throw in hamper 

Nov 23, 2020 02:08 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have yet to replace one.  I tend to wear the same one most days, since most of my trips out to where they are required are short enough.

Nov 23, 2020 02:00 PM
Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

I have 2 fabric face masks, use them when I'm out shopping for food, wash them after a few uses. When I show homes, I have disposable ones, get tossed after each use. 

Nov 23, 2020 12:00 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

They are to be replaced after each outing!  We use hospital grade disposables but the cloth versions I've found, are not being used effectively.  Being extremely high risk, we don't mess around with alternative theories as we cannot take the risk.  Most opinions are coming from people who failed Grade 10 science class too :(


Nov 23, 2020 10:33 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We have a large supply of cloth masks, they get washed often.

Nov 24, 2020 01:08 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We wash them after every other  use and dry them outside in the sunshine and breeze. We are inside most of the time working, and the few times we are out amount to grocerry shopping (we are quick there are two of us) amd going out to lunch. (10 minutes away). A

Nov 23, 2020 02:08 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I wash mine after 3 or 4 days. I have several masks so switching out every 3 or 4 days is easy. I have a supply of over 50 on hand, and keep some in each vehicle.

Nov 23, 2020 12:45 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Same one all day .... 

Nov 23, 2020 11:26 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I have a dozen bandannas, so every day!

Nov 23, 2020 11:03 AM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

We each have a few reusable ones that we wash after a couple of uses. When I use a disposable one I throw it away after a couple uses.

Nov 23, 2020 05:46 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I think they have an expiration date because sometimes I'll wear one and it will have an awful smell sot I know it's time to change to a new one.

Nov 23, 2020 02:59 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I don't wear a mask very often, only when shopping for groceries.  I have reused my masks since the day that I got them.

Nov 24, 2020 03:55 AM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Usually, until the elastic ear piece breaks and snaps and hits me in the cheek when I am taking off. Although, once since it was the only mask I had available, I skillfully ran the elastic piece back through the hole and tied a knot. It worked! 

Nov 23, 2020 06:34 PM
Ernie Steele
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty - Lebanon, PA
Call me, let's get started!!! 717-304-2912

My masks are all hand washable

Nov 23, 2020 02:37 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Till it falls apart

Nov 23, 2020 01:26 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

disposable for when I'm out, one use and done  After I touch it to take it off I'm done with it.  I have cloth ones at my office that I  wear as needed and use a UV light between uses wash my before I remove it and wash after a day of use.  I always have a supply of both disposable and cloth ones available to me.

Nov 23, 2020 03:26 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

When the strap breaks on the disposable one.  Then I cut the straps to prevent it from strangling any form of wildlife.  The only thing the masks are doing is (1) creating fear in people (2) adding to landfills and (3) creating miserable death for wildlife that get their heads around the straps.

Nov 24, 2020 07:38 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I use the disposable ones when needed. I throw it out agfter 1 long use or 2-3 short uses. You tend to know when it needs replacing. I am not wearing one outside, that is just crazy.  I do my best to stay away from people. In real estate the clients some times ar euncomfortable, so i have to make them comfortable, keeping a little distance but assuring them through out

Nov 24, 2020 05:11 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

We have washable masks that are replaced depending upon length of use. Probably replaced too often, but that is the way it goes

Nov 24, 2020 04:21 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Mine is washable

Nov 24, 2020 12:55 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

We use surgical masks and my wife washes them periodically.  I reuse often.

Nov 24, 2020 06:36 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We use cloth masks and wash them after each use.

Nov 24, 2020 06:11 AM
sandy straley
Rindlesbach Homes - Salt Lake City, UT
Selling Homes for over 40 Years

I have several cloth masks I wash once a week. . .  I do have disposable masks for clients and a few in the car for just incase.

Nov 25, 2020 03:46 PM
Merv Edinger & Associates
Remax Nova - Halifax, NS

I had a friend sew a few double layered ones for me. I wash withem in hot soapy water, spray them with a disinfectant and reuse. I do have the medical style ones as well though. 

Nov 25, 2020 06:54 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Not keeping count 

Nov 25, 2020 06:05 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Wearing a mask can cause problems,

So I tested to see when wearing a mask STARTS causing me a problem. 
First symptom is coughing.  Exactly the worst benefit of wearing a mask.
So when I start coughing, I replace the single use mask.
When the full test was executed it took 3 days to recover my stamina and full breathing capacity, and I not ill or in possession of a pre-existing condition....well maybe one.

Nov 24, 2020 02:53 PM