Massachusetts – Phase 2 of its reopening plan is now in effect. Phase 2 allows for short-term rentals to resume for leisure and recreational purposes. Short-term rentals can be for a minimum of one night. The state has issued industry-specific guidance for lodging, including short-term rentals to ensure the safety of guests during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
Showings and open houses may continue, provided that proper social distancing guidelines are followed. Open houses are limited to no more than 10 persons gathering at one time. Additionally, real estate offices may remain open by following the provided office space guidelines.
New Hampshire – Exhibit A to Emergency Order 49 (formerly Exhibit A to Emergency Order 17) will expire Monday at 11:59 p.m., the conditions set forth on the practice of real estate will expire as well.
This means that as of Tuesday, June 16, Realtors will be permitted to conduct open houses and meet with clients in real estate offices, two activities that were expressly prohibited under the Order.