An update from the Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS®
March 31, 2020
The Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® (NSAR) would like to share an important message about the effect of COVID-19 on real estate trading in Nova Scotia at this time.
As the world deals with this pandemic, all industries are navigating and adapting as best they can. The real estate industry is no different and realizes the gravity of the current climate.
We also understand that as of right now, the government has not restricted real estate trading in Nova Scotia and therefore the industry remains open, while heeding the direction of the Governments and Dr. Strang.
Here is an update on how our industry is responding:
First, we are discouraging open houses and showings unless absolutely necessary and strongly encourage the advice being given is followed if they are conducted.
Many brokerages have asked staff to work from home and are serving their buyers and sellers remotely via virtual meetings, virtual showings and using technology to respect minimal contact with others.
In cases where there must be face to face meetings, REALTORS® are maintaining appropriate distancing from people by following the two metre/6 foot rule and not gathering in groups of more than 5 people.
This is a fluid situation. As always, the health and safety of our members, staff, clients, and families is our top priority. Please contact your REALTOR® to discuss suitable options.
Please….Stay safe, use common sense, and heed social distancing.
The Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® represents over 1500 members throughout the Province and is the voice of real estate in Nova Scotia. For more information on selecting your REALTOR® visit www.trustedguide.ca