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Showing Procedures During Covid-19
Showing Procedures During Covid-19During these unsettling times, sellers and buyers are concerned about staying healthy and virus-free as we all are. To keep all parties safe, new procedures should be considered regarding the procedure for showing houses.
Agents are reporting that they are selling homes where the buyers have not physically been in the home and base their decision on the virtual tour found online. Some states have suspended showings because they are not considered essential services and other states have not addressed the subject.
In the spirit of stepping up to do what is necessary, the following suggestions should be considered:
Buyers should view the pictures online first to see if the home meets their needs. Most listing agents upload enough pictures to get a good idea of what a home looks like. Buyers should ask their agent questions that the photos don't address. Then, their agent can go through the listing agent to ask the seller direct. It may be possible for the agent or owner to do a Facetime walk-through which would allow the buyers to ask questions and direct the agent or owner where to point the camera. When possible, buyers can make an appointment to see the home through their agent. They should ... more
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