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California Counties' COVID-19 Real Estate Order Will Kill the Industry and Financially Ruin Countless Home Sellers; Incredibly, It Doesn’t Permit Showings of Occupied Homes!

Supermarket operators each day open their doors to hundreds of customers who aren’t wearing masks and gloves. You see them each time you shop. Nobody suggests markets should prevent customers from entering the store because of COVID-19.

But under Sacramento County's (and numerous other counties') order to the real estate industry, NOBODY can enter a house for sale unless it’s “permanently vacated.”
Here are the Sacramento County COVID-19 Update Guidelines (as of April 20, 2020):
“In Sacramento County, all showings must be done ONLY in permanently vacated houses.”
That is an over-reach and can’t possibly be allowed to stand. 
How many home buyers will pull the trigger without walking through and inspecting the house?
This "order” potentially can strangle the real estate market and drive furloughed and unemployed sellers into foreclosure when they can’t find people willing to buy their house sight unseen. Reasonable GuidelinesSacramento County and the many other counties using thi…