New rules for showing properties in Alameda County will allow for more visitors while still following State safety protocols.
According to the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, real estate professionals now only have to follow the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Industry Guidance for real estate transactions. There will not be any Alameda County rules at this time related to showing properties. The Cal/OSHA rules allow more than two people from the same household to view a property while being guided by their real estate agent. Homebuyers must still make an appointment to view properties, wear face masks, and follow social distancing practices while in the property.
Traditional open houses are still not permitted.
County officials said that while they will not be issuing any additional property showing restrictions or procedures beyond the Cal/OSHA rules, they recommend that all property showing activities be kept as small as possible, and that, if possible, windows and doors be kept open and any visitors who are ill, or have any symptoms that they may be ill, not visit properties for sale.