** On March 23, 2020 AREA issued a directive ending open houses. RECA supports the goal of AREA’s direction, as it is consistent with government initiatives to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection. RECA encourages the cancellation or postponement of open houses until open houses do not pose a health risk. However, as contractual agreements may have been signed between real estate professionals and their clients prior to the COVID-19 pandemic real estate professionals are encouraged to deal with these issues by mutual agreement. This means having frank discussions with their clients about the risks and exploring alternatives to in-person viewings like video tours.