On March 27, Gov. Roy Cooper announced a Stay at Home order that goes in place on Monday at 5 p.m. in North Carolina. The NC order states that Real Estate practices are approved essential services and that the state’s order does not override local county or city orders. Wake County has also recognized Real Estate as an Essential Service. Of course people’s health and safety are my top priority!
I will follow all precautionary protocols as well as conduct as much of the transaction as possible by virtual means.
Here is a more detailed explanation provided by Fonville Morisey:
The NC order states in Section 2 Paragraph C Essential Businesses item 25 – Professional services – that Real Estate practices are approved essential services.
It further goes on to say in Section 4 – Local Orders – that the State’s Order does not change or prevent local Counties and Cities from making their own orders.
For the City of Durham: Real estate activities of in-person listing appointments, showings and live open houses cannot continue after 6:00 PM today and will run through April 30th 2020. A provision was made in the order that allows appraisal and title services to continue. Essential trades are also allowed. We believe that these provisions will provide the opportunity to complete the transactions that are under contract.
Orange County has provisions that are different than what we have seen in other markets. We have determined this afternoon that we can continue to provide real estate services under this order.
Wake County acknowledged that Real Estate is an Essential Service and we can continue to provide real estate services under this order.
Additionally, in absence of a local order the State’s order will prevail.
Of course I will continue to keep you updated as any changes occur in regards to real estate service in our area.