I wanted to share with you a survey we just put into field with our OREA REALTOR® Research Community on Housing Affordability and Ontario’s COVID Reopening Plan.
In the survey we ask Members to give us their advice on WHEN the government should permit Open Houses to resume under Ontario’s Reopening Plan.
Specifically, the Ontario Government is considering permitting real estate Registrants to host open houses (once again) as part of Step Three of its Roadmap to Reopen the Economy.
Ontario will arrive at Step Three towards the end of July or early August provided that it meets its pandemic targets including 70 to 80 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose and 25 per cent vaccinated with two doses. In Step Three all essential and non-essential retail will be open with capacity limited to permit 2m physical distancing.
As part of the survey, OREA is asking Members if:
- Open houses be permitted before Step Three (before late July)
- Open houses be permitted as part of Step Three; or (in late July/August)
- Open Houses be permitted at some point in the future but not during Step 3 (after late July/early August)
The survey is also looking for Member advice on OREA’s advocacy priorities heading into the Fall. This is information we are going to take directly to government so your feedback is really important.
If you’re a Member of the Community I encourage you to take the survey (emailed to you yesterday) and if you’re not you can join in 3 mins at www.JoinOREAResearch.com – fill out a bit of information and the survey will get sent to you.
Please feel free to send to local Members and colleagues and encourage them to join the Community and take the survey.
Thanks so much for your help – this is critical data that will help OREA give the best advice to government.
Matthew Thornton, MA, CAE | Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications
Ontario Real Estate Association
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