In light of the recent global pandemic, almost every industry had to abruptly adapt, especially the ones still operating. For the real estate industry, there have been several changes in day-to-day operations, many of which make you think we should have been doing all along, especially when it comes to respecting our health and other’s properties.
Keeping the required 6ft apart, agents can still meet their prospective home purchasers at a property. Having already arrived earlier, they can enter the home for sale and turn on any lights and open all doors to minimize the number of items that can be touched.
Agents who are representing the seller are providing a variety of gloves, masks, Lysol wipes and hand sanitizer for the people who are viewing their homes. In the past, you may have been able to show a property at the same time as another agent. This practice has been eliminated and limits one agent to show with their client within their given time.
In addition to the physical showings, many sellers are consenting to allow buyer’s agents to face-time or perform video walk-through for their buyers who may not be able to view the home due to them being out of town or other limitations.
With all these progressions in place, the housing market is continuing to move forward and in my opinion, several of these new procedures may become a standard we can expect.
Please call or email me to schedule a time to learn more and to see if I may be a fit for your home buying and selling needs!