Open Houses Enabled in Paragon

Members May Schedule In-Person Showings

 Association News, Coronavirus, Fair Housing, Paragon MLS & MAARdata

Published Saturday, January 23, 2021

Open House Sign in Foreground with Woman Realtor Out of Focus in Background

In late-December, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris signed Health Order and Directive No. 16, under which in-person open houses were prohibited. As a result, the ability to schedule in-person open houses was disabled in Paragon and all previously scheduled open houses were removed.  

With the issuance of Shelby County Health Order and Directive No. 17, effective Jan. 23 at 12:01 a.m., which allows in-person open houses to resume, the open house field has been enabled in Paragon. You may add and modify open houses with both in-person and livestream options.

Bear in mind that in-person showings can be a potentially risky activity, as the coronavirus is still actively spreading in many parts of the country. Please follow the guidelines detailed in the directive to help keep yourself and others in the community safe.

To help agents navigate the difficulties of selling homes during this time while erring on the side of safety, the National Association of REALTORS® has released Showing Guidance During a Pandemic as part of its Window to the Law video series. The video highlights key guidelines during in-person showings that real estate professionals can follow to protect the health & wellbeing of their clients.

NAR has also released a Fair Housing guidance to provide some clarity on complying with the Fair Housing Act during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit CDC.gov and the Shelby County Department of Health for the latest updates about and best practices for avoiding the spread of the COVID-19.