Phase III Open House/Showing Guidance for REALTORS®

Please be advised, the State of Rhode Island is currently performing random spot audits of open houses to ensure they are being held in compliance with the Rhode Island Phase III Guidelines. THOSE WHO DON’T COMPLY ARE IN VIOLATION OF STATE LAW AND CAN BE FINED AND/OR NAMED PUBLICLY as other businesses have been.  Also be aware that Governor Raimondo has encouraged the public to report infractions.

Please review the guidelines as they relate to physical space occupancy limits, business processes, screening procedures, enhanced cleaning and more in order to retain our ability to host open houses.  Also, please find resources such as screening templates, signage, etc. under General Office Guidance on (Scroll to the bottom of the CommerceRI web page to see resources.)


Customers should use the Open House Comments section to spell out the “rules” regarding their open houses.

Cooperating Brokers should LOOK for the Open House comments BEFORE sending their customers to an Open House to make sure they understand the rules of the open house.