Guidelines for Real Estate Best Practices

During COVID-19

Updated on June 1, 2020

You can find the Best Practices Guidelines in Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition).

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® offers these Best Practices Guidelines and Prevention Plan for Showings to assist you in the safe practice of real estate. Following these guidelines will enable REALTORS® to demonstrate care for the health and well-being of clients, colleagues and the greater public welfare in reducing the risk of exposure to, and spread of, COVID-19, while providing the essential services of residential and commercial real estate recognized by the Department of Homeland Security as being necessary for the maintenance of America’s Critical Infrastructure.

These guidelines are consistent with Governor Newsom’s stay-at-home order issued March 19, 2020, and incorporate the directives of the California Departments of Public Health and Industrial Relations (Cal/ OSHA) “COVID-19 INDUSTRY GUIDANCE: Real Estate Transactions” (hereinafter “DPH Guidance”) in effect during the Stage 2 Expansion of the “Resilience Roadmap” (as updated on March 12, 2020).