Home sales are down amid the COVID-19 pandemic, causing local realtors to change the way they operate.
According to realtor Preston Miller, one change requires clients to fill out a form declaring they don't have any COVID-19 symptoms.
He says real estate has been listed as an essential service and agents are working with guidelines developed by the California Association of Realtors.
"It is essential. I mean, certain people, this hasn't stopped them needing to move or needing to downsize or family formation and they need a new house all the kind of things that would spur someone to move in general still happen. Like a lot of those things are happening in light of all this and so there's a lot of people that still need to buy or sell a home and a lot of that is still happening," said Miller, CEO of Modern Broker.
Many realtors are also relying on virtual tours to sell houses.