While this article is oriented towards buying and selling houses with a realtor, some of the advice given to realtors is of relevance to CFD style deals. The CFD open house practice of cramming in as many interested parties as possible is pretty much ruled out by the social distancing guidelines. Making sure that neither the owner, tenants, or visitor/potential buyers are free of virus issues is another workload issue. Finally, there’s a section discussing how to make virtual tours most effective, including blunders that hurt them.
The article does not discuss the various states or cities where lockdown rules might prevent using an open house in person method altogether.
Finally, the article does not cover the hazards of holding an open house in an area where rioting is a possibility — and where insurance companies always have an escape clause in their homeowner policies so that if rioting or related vandalism causes property damage, the insurer absolutely will not pay for such damage because of civil disorder.
Steps for buying and selling a house during the coronavirus, May 9, 2020
I should have also mentioned that the bankrate article did NOT mention the stunning advantages of using camera-equipped drones. When I ran a search on camera equipped drones for real estate marketing, there were very many interesting hits. Here are just a few of them: