These days, Quinn Rawh drives from property to property wearing a mask and gloves and makes sure to have documentation that explains his work is deemed essential, just in case he gets pulled over.

When the appraiser, who mainly works in Queens and Nassau counties, arrives at a house, residents are often still there. They switch on all the lights and open doors so he can walk through without touching anything.

Apart from that, not much has changed in his day-to-day work, despite being in the thick of a global pandemic that has confined millions to their homes.

“It’s the same pace, to be honest with you,” said Rawh.

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