By Rebekah L. Sanders and Catherine Reagor | The Republic
The real estate industry, a business built squarely on face-to-face connections with buyers and sellers, transformed in a matter of weeks to deal with the requirements of a state on coronavirus lockdown.
Real estate agents, home inspectors and those who work at title agencies, mortgage firms and construction companies say they’ve shifted more services online, provided masks to employees and customers and installed makeshift hand-washing stations.
Gov. Doug Ducey, who issued a stay-at-home order, deemed certain industries, including real estate, as essential and allowed them to continue to operate.