Realtors adjust to working during pandemic

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)–Looking for a home is a process that takes a lot of time and effort, and that process can be more of a headache in the middle of a pandemic. To help counter this, local Realtors are finding ways to do their jobs while following national medical guidelines.

Open houses can be done online, where potential home buyers can do a step-by-step tour of homes from their phone or computer.

Realtors are also changing how they do their in person tours, giving extra space and keeping doors and closets open so potential buyers can view them from a distance.

They say that while this is a new experience, it’s not stopping them from doing their jobs.

“Every industry is dealing with the same thing and trying to perceive, serve clients, and serve the public’s interest the best way we know how but we’re facing something we’ve never had to face before. We have a lot of wise people giving us counsel and helping us navigate these waters,” said  President of La Crosse Area Realtor’s Association, Josh Neumann.

Realtors are considered as an essential job according to Governor Evers.