Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Realtor struggles differ across border


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IRONWOOD — Ironwood real estate agents are saying their coronavirus shutdown experience differs from that of colleagues across the Montreal River.

In Michigan the governor’s executive order for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic does not consider the real estate industry as critical infrastructure. Real estate agents, brokers, and real estate service employees may not leave their homes for work and must conduct business remotely to the greatest extent possible, according to the order.

The Wisconsin governor’s order, by comparison, allows “profe...