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With hand sanitizer and elbow bumps, real estate agents are still selling during pandemic

Normally, spring is the busiest time of the year for the housing market, with buyers coming out in droves. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Rob Wittman is astonished that in a time of social distancing, real estate agents are holding open houses, allowing inspections and closing sales.

"It's just bothering me - the cavalierness of the agents around me," said Wittman, a real estate agent who planned to open his own brokerage, NextHome Reach, in early March but instead is sheltering in place because of the coronavirus outbreak. "There are too many [real estate agents] to count bragging about touring houses, their lame protective gear, or their prowess for sales during this crisis."..

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