All REALTORS® that will be operating as an Essential Business during Shelter-in-place must prepare and post a “Social Distancing Protocol” for each of your listings in Santa Clara County that will be viewed by any member of the public. It must be posted at or near the entrance to any vacant property you are showing. We also recommend keeping a copy of the completed form on your person.
Remember: You may not host an open house. All showings should be done virtually if at all possible.
If a private showing must occur:
- Only a single REALTOR® and a maximum of two others from the same household can be in the vacant house at any time.
- No public showings may occur under any circumstances if someone still lives in the house.
- Please download a copy of the Social Distancing Protocol form by clicking the button below.
- A copy of this form must also be provided to each employee performing work at the facility. All Essential Businesses shall implement the Social Distancing Protocol and provide evidence of its implementation to any authority enforcing this Order upon demand.
C.A.R.’s Best Practice Guidelines are a good benchmark to practice safe real estate transactions. However, it is important to remember that the County Ordinance is stricter in certain areas and takes precedence. You can view a copy of the full Ordinance on the County’s website.