As jurisdictions outside of the immediate DC area begin easing stay-at-home restrictions, ShowingTime’s data indicates that in-person property showings nationwide are almost at the same rate that they were a year ago. Showings for the week ending May 21st were two percent lower than this year’s pre-pandemic high, and 5.7% lower than the same time last year.
Property showings in DC are just below the 2020 weekly average. Property showings in Maryland are 10.6% lower than observed over the same time last year. Meanwhile, in Virginia, property showings have dropped off 25% compared to where they were at the same time last year but only 7.5% lower than this year’s pre-pandemic peak.
Of course, many real estate firms are now utilizing virtual open houses which are being shown to have efficacy as well.