• May 1, 2020 2:07 PM

Can a real estate photographer, inspector, appraiser or furniture stager access a home for purposes of facilitating a residential real estate transaction?

Can a real estate photographer, inspector, appraiser or furniture stager access a home for purposes of facilitating a residential real estate transaction?

Can a real estate photographer, inspector, appraiser or furniture stager access a home for purposes of facilitating a residential real estate transaction? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Under the Order, businesses that facilitate residential real estate transactions are considered Essential Businesses, including real estate photographers, inspectors, appraisers, and furniture stagers.  Where virtual visits are not feasible, such businesses may access a home to facilitate a real estate transaction in strict compliance with the Business’s Social Distancing Protocol, found at Appendix A to the Order.

In-person visits by such businesses are not allowed when the occupant is still residing in the residence, unless gloves, facial coverings, and shoe coverings are worn during the visit, there is no contact with staging items or personal property during the showing, and the seller or landlord cleans the property after the visit with products on the Environmental Protection Agency’s approved list of disinfectants, paying attention to any areas that may be commonly touched, such as door knobs, handles, counter tops, and staging items.

These businesses are subject to the Social Distancing Protocol and applicable State and local requirements and guidance.