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NWMLS disables open house features in MLS system

Northwest MLS halts open houses amid coronavirus crisis

“The move was announced in an email explaining that, in light of the virus, “NWMLS has made the difficult decision to temporarily disable the public and broker open house feature” in the Matrix technology platform the organization uses. The email states that the open house features will remain disabled” until at least March 31. As a result, “brokers will not be able to input, search, or view public or broker open house information in Matrix.”
The move may largely end open houses for the time being across a major portion of Washington state that includes high-profile, high-price cities such as Seattle. In total, NWMLS serves 23 counties including King and Snohomish. Significantly, Washington was the first state to report cases of coronavirus in the U.S., and it has since been described as “ground zero” for the spread of the illness.”

Great to see this kind of leadership from Tom Hurdlebrink and the rest of the NWMLS staff.

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