In light of the Hamilton County mask mandate, which went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on July 10, we encourage all members to take this mandate seriously and adhere to it accordingly, both at your offices and in the community when showing property and conducting other real estate activities. Also, we encourage you to recommend your clients and customers do the same.
Locally throughout the pandemic, Realtors and our affiliated businesses have been deemed essential, which comes with both great responsibilities and opportunities. It means our industry plays a critical role in the community by ensuring the continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic security.
While private residences are exempt from the mask mandate, Greater Chattanooga Realtors interprets this exception to mean your personal residence, NOT other persons’ residences to which you have access throughout your real estate activities.
In addition to the mask mandate, Greater Chattanooga Realtors continues to encourage our members to adhere to all CDC guidelines throughout your business to protect your clients, customers, the owners whose properties you’re showing, and yourself.
The public IS watching whether that be in-person, on social media, or via technology (e.g., security cameras). By being deemed essential, you should seize this opportunity to demonstrate our industry’s social responsibility to show leadership by following the mandate, taking safety and health precautions, and following property owners’ related requests throughout the entire real estate transaction.
Be well, and stay safe!