ABoR Blog

Open House Field Restored to ACTRIS MLS

Following Gov. Greg Abbott's recent executive order and Report to Open Texas, there have been questions about the possibility of in-person open houses. In-person showings and open houses are not prohibited under Gov. Abbott's plan, so the ACTRIS MLS Board of Directors met to discuss the issue today. They voted to reinstate the in-person …

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What REALTORS® Need to Know About Reopening the Economy

As of Friday, May 1, phase one of Gov. Greg Abbott's plan to reopen Texas will go into effect, resulting from the statewide executive order issued on April 27. Please read our analysis of the order and the following changes that impact your business: Residential and commercial real estate services …

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COVID-19 Update: Statewide Standard Issued for Essential Services

As of March 31, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order setting a statewide standard of essential services through April 30. The order, which follows the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s guidelines released earlier this week, allows residential and commercial real estate services, property management, and construction to continue, effective …

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COVID-19 Update: Stay Home, Stay Safe Order Guidance

As we’ve begun to evaluate the three shelter-in-place orders that were passed yesterday, and in consideration of additional orders expected today out of Hays County, it has become clear that overall guidance is needed now in an effort to help provide some level of continuity across our market. Showings are …

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COVID-19: Shelter-in-Place Orders Update

As you may have read, the City of Austin, Travis County, and Williamson County issued today shelter-in-place orders for all residents, effective 11:59 p.m. tonight through April 13, 2020. While each order lists real estate as an essential business that can continue, there are significant inconsistencies between each order on …

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