Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Their state license could be on the line. Hygiene is huge in that industry. And all it takes is one narc. And as we know they're everywhere now.

Apr 19, 2020 02:02 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

What if that sylist/manicurist is carrying the disease and infects his/her entire client base? 

1. If I were him/her, I wouldn't want to venture into the unknown (private residences).

2. If I were the homeowner, I wouldn't want anyone in my home that hasn't been holed up in the home with me for the past month!

3. Then, there's the liability issue - for both the manicurist/stylist AND the homeowner.

Nope, I'm passing! I can do my own mani/pedi and trim my bangs until the cows come home!

Apr 19, 2020 10:03 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Somebody drinking the Fear Koolaid would rat you out; the State would take your license.

Apr 19, 2020 03:56 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Richie Alan Naggar you are thinking like an entrepreneur, I love it. Sadly however, they are not essential services, so they are breaking the law and could get fined and jeopardize their license.

I helped my bride with her mani, I removed all her enamel nail polish and filed and buffed her nails while I was at it. 

Apr 19, 2020 05:00 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

This seems to border on sneaky(to say the least) in my opinion.  That's definitely a border to avoid.  

Apr 19, 2020 02:17 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Well, because someone who is going into many people's homes could be putting themselves at risk. What if they need to use a rest room? Or put their hands on the faucets to turn water on/off? etc etc. 

Also, if they've been told not to by the state, they could risk their job/livelihood/reputation.

Apr 19, 2020 02:03 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

My hairdresser said she would make house calls... the problem is that I don't know where she's been. Also very hard to cut hair well with gloves on. And the exercise puts us in very close proximity. I'll wait...

Besides, there's the issue of putting their license at risk, since they've been declared a non-essential business. I'm a non-essential business here in Charlotte as well and I'm following the rules.

Apr 20, 2020 05:52 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

because they don't want to lose their license

Apr 19, 2020 07:48 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Candice A. Donofrio has the actual answer.  It is a licensed profession.  They could have their license revoked if they did this.

Apr 19, 2020 07:04 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

It's a legal issue with their state license.  I can do my own mani/pedis.  Hair is whole 'nother issue. 

Apr 19, 2020 03:47 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

In addition to what's been said above, esp by Candice A. Donofrio and Kat Palmiotti , the gloves and mask are part of the problem...if they go into a home or touch a surface w/ Covid. Of course that's more common where I live.

Apr 19, 2020 02:52 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I wouldn't like that.... I'll keep my corona hair until all rules are lifted....

Apr 19, 2020 02:11 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I would think the risks would be enough to keep you from doing this. I think Candice A. Donofrio makes a good point...but what do I know about this stuff?

Apr 19, 2020 02:34 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

It is non-essential and social gathering less than 6 feet apart. I would not want my person in my home because I don't know who else they have been around and possibly infected by.  It is just not worth it.  I care about how I look but not enough to take such risks. 

Apr 20, 2020 10:59 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I think it all has to do with that state license on what they can or can not do. But I love the idea.

Apr 20, 2020 05:32 AM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Their liability insurance will not cover them for this. Lots of businesses have been told by the insurance companies to stop working. If you ignore the stay at home warnings you are probably voiding your life insurance policy and definitely any liability insurance and quite possibly your health insurance. Remember, insurance companies are always looking for a reason not to pay.

Apr 20, 2020 05:02 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

That masked person could be a carrier of coronavirus. 


Apr 19, 2020 02:31 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Good point. I say lets take a really close look at Nancy's hair and see if the rules apply to the rulers.

If you don't see 'perma-frost' we can know who the chumps are.


Apr 19, 2020 02:23 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

You have your answer, and I can do my own, passably well...LOL A

Apr 19, 2020 02:12 PM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

Finding someone to give you a haircut too. I was lucky to get into  see my Barber right before they closed down the barber shops but now it's starting to grow in & I'd like a trim. 

Apr 20, 2020 07:06 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I was wondering this same thing about most businesses.

Apr 19, 2020 09:21 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Most manis and pedis wear masks anyways due to the chemicals in the air.  Should be an easy "no-brainer" for them to travel and do this.

Apr 19, 2020 04:21 PM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

In my state, it would be criminal right now.  Under order of the governor, we have to stay at home unless we are performing an essential service or one of the exceptions (which are defined in the order).  Going to a person's house to give them a haircut is not one of the exceptions.

So, the customer would not be violating the law because they are at home, but the hair dresser would be committing a crime.

Apr 20, 2020 01:07 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I suspect that many do.

Apr 20, 2020 12:34 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Especially glad right now to be pretty much natural, other than some color every 3 months to brighten the hair.

Apr 20, 2020 11:08 AM
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Nothing is wrong with the's the doing it part that runs into difficulty and challenges.

Apr 20, 2020 07:27 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

My hairstylist prepared a touch up kit for me; there is also a petition to allow one customer in store at-a-time (I am not in favor).  Personally, I wouldn't want a manicurist in my home as I don't know their lifestyles e.g. how many in their household and how careful they all are in terms of observing distancing and other protocol. Many of the nail people in my area live in Queens, which is one of the densest and hardest-hit boroughs in New York City. I think we can manage on our own for a while; there are ways to be self-sufficient. Plus, where do we go to be seen these days?!

Apr 20, 2020 07:26 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I've thought the same thing. When the lockdowns are removed the lines at the hairdresser and barber shops will be out the doors and down the street.

Apr 20, 2020 07:13 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

As I look in the mirror and see my hair, I am begiinning to like your idea. Then again, I can wait!

Apr 20, 2020 06:07 AM
Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

I can easily imagine a Realtor taking his/her last breath, thinking why oh why did I do that?

Apr 20, 2020 06:02 PM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

I know a lot of them in area and they still working. 

I'd rather be without "mani's and pedi's"... and advised them do not visit my office now.

I cut my nails short and it feels good. 


Apr 20, 2020 04:28 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

See my answer under Debe Maxwell, CRS response......

Apr 20, 2020 03:47 PM
Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

Just got my mani/Pedi and it is so nice!!!! Hair appointment Friday.  Funny how the little things in life mean a lot!  

May 19, 2020 08:09 AM