Real Estate Deemed an Essential Service in Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas & Jefferson Counties

As in the City and of County of Denver, real estate has been deemed an essential service in Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson counties.

March 25, 2020

Dear DMAR Members,

Just hours after Denver's stay-at-home order took effect at 5:00 PM on March 24, Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson counties announced that a similar order will be issued. The stay-at-home order in those counties will take effect at 8:00 AM on Thursday, March 26. It largely mirrors Denver's order, except that it will last until April 17 rather than April 10, which is the expiration date Denver currently has in place.

As in the City and of County of Denver, real estate has been deemed an essential service in these counties, which means our REALTOR® and Industry Partner members who live and work in these counties can continue offering services to clients as long as they comply with social distancing requirements mandated by local and state government officials. 

As always, the health and safety of our members and the greater community is our number one priority. It is so important that we collectively do our part to follow the guidance of the CDC, NAR and local and state government to safely and responsibly conduct business on behalf of homebuyers and sellers in need, which include strict social distancing practices.

At this time, DMAR is still recommending that brokers suspend open houses in order to protect the health and safety of homeowners, clients and the public, and instead utilize technology such as 3D interactive property scans, video tours and other methods to virtually tour. We also recommend that our members refrain from touring properties with clients, driving in cars with clients or having in-person meetings. Again, there are great virtual options we can all utilize including Zoom Meetings and FaceTime.

If you are looking for additional information and guidelines, please refer to this list of resources below:

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.

Euan Graham,
DMAR’s Chairman of the Board