Message from DMAR: Update on Stay-at-Home Orders

April 25, 2020

Dear DMAR Members,

First and foremost, thank you for your professionalism during these unprecedented times. We understand how difficult this situation has been, not only for you and the real estate industry but most importantly, for your buyers and sellers. Please know that DMAR and the Colorado Association of REALTORS® are doing everything in their power to provide you with a safe and stable working environment. While our territory covers five Metro Area counties, we understand our members come from and do business across Colorado. We sincerely appreciate your patience as we work with state and local governments to seek further clarity on numerous stay-at-home orders. It’s our mission to provide you timely and factual information that will help guide you and your business over the coming weeks.

On Monday, April 20, Governor Jared Polis announced a transition from our state’s current Stay-at-Home order to a new Safer-at-Home order which includes the loosening of some business and social activity restrictions. Under the new order, one-on-one real estate showings — though not open houses — could resume beginning April 27th.

Following the state’s announcement, Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver and Jefferson counties announced individual county extensions of the state’s previous Stay-at-Home order that is set to expire on April 26th. Those county orders have been extended to May 8th while Douglas County will be following the state’s new Safer-at-Home order which will begin on April 27th. 

As always, the health of our members and the community at-large is our top priority, and we urge you to continue to follow guidelines set in place by the CDC as well as local and state authorities. Simply put, there is no black and white answer when it comes to how each of these counties will interpret and/or enforce their individual county orders. At this time, we are encouraging our members to stay at home except when absolutely necessary, practice strict social distancing, limit face-to-face interaction and wear face masks when in public. Adhering to these guidelines will ensure your ability to provide the consumer with the safest, best-in-class service they’re so accustomed to receiving. 

For additional information on what’s appropriate over the coming weeks, we’d highly encourage you to watch the latest Legal Bites segment below from Scott Peterson, CAR’s General Counsel.

 

 

If you have specific questions pertaining to a real estate transaction or business practice, please speak with your managing broker. We will continue to provide updates as new and pertinent information arises. In the meantime, please take all necessary measures to keep yourself, family and community safe and healthy.

 

 Sincerely,

 Euan Graham,
 Chairman of the Board