Can you Sell a home where someone has recovered from Covid 19

Reblogger Barbara Todaro
Services for Real Estate Pros with RE/MAX Executive Realty 104763
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Another issue to think about..... using common sense right now makes sense to me...

this is too new for anything other than common sense..... I like "shelter in place" for now....

Original content by Scott Godzyk NH License 033394

There is a new issue no one has talked about during this Corona Virus period in time. What if someone in a home had Covid 19 and now is recovered and cleared by the doctor. Can that home be put up for sale? Would the seller have to disclose that fact? 

 

With uncertain times, comes uncertain answers. First it may depend on what the state law is. Here in NH on basic items, only defects in the home have to be disclosed. 

 

When posed with this question many of my own questions came up such as "do i want to even go inside that home?"  Do i want to be near any person that resides there? For me, I like answers, so i called my trusty favorite real estate attorney and asked. He did not know, but he will find out. Second, my questions about feeling safe were answered by the family letting me know who was tested and what the results were. 

 

Again, with so much uncertainty, the question to the seller of why they needed to sell? Did they need to sell now? Could they wait until this is over? Then of course the home, is it sanitized? Can any member of the family get sick again? Do i need to wear a mask? Do i need booties

 

IN SUMMARY this was not something to rush into. However the seller was very happy that I had completed the research i did and got the answers they could not. Another agent already told them no, they would not list it ever. I would not say that, I like real info first. I did not go into the home I was able to use the tax card and old mls. The seller took a video and we face timed (many times). It was easy to place a value on the home. It was a little harder to get answers.

 

 

THE BOTTOM LINE the seller will await the lawyers response on disclosure. The seller will be moving out soon to another home they have. The home will be cleaned and dis-infected by a professional company. At that point, I can go in and we can move forward. They were happy I did not want to rush. They were also happy i put a plan of action together. 

 

My philosophy is simple, provide more personal and professional service to guide my clients through each step of the buying or selling process. All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest. Those that hire me, find a dedication like no other.

 

To CONTACT Scott Godzyk please call 603.661.2121 or EMAIL: Sctprop@aol.com .

 

About the Author: Scott Godzyk is the Owner/Broker of the Godzyk Real Estate Services in Manchester NH. Proud to be locally owned and operated with 34 years of experience, Scott is a leading Agent for Listing and Selling Homes in this area.We are Full Time Agents ready to serve all of your Real Estate needs. Servicing Hillsborough, Rockingham, Merrimack and Belknap counties. 

 

    

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

These are surely uncertain times for buyers and sellers.  We now have the COVID-19 Amendment in our area.  It is better to practice safety for all from the beginning of our new journey. Anxious to see what your attorney friend says.

Mar 31, 2020 05:42 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

A nice choice for a reblog.  It definitely seems like that would need to be disclosed and could indeed turn a potential buyer off.

Mar 31, 2020 06:22 AM #2
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
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For practial reason, getting the home sanitized should ease up the situation. Once sanitized, I see no reason why the buyer should feel un-easy taking possession.

Mar 31, 2020 06:23 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Barbara, for sharing this timely reblog selection.

Mar 31, 2020 07:54 AM #4
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

It is interesting how an agent would not think to say, let me find out and pronounce they would never sell that house. The post from Margaret Rome this week the Doctor there said this is not a strong virus, it is easy to eradicate with any disinfectant. Scott has the right attitude and a plan.

Mar 31, 2020 08:14 AM #5
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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We all have to look at it and I know buyers are concern about it, but put in the contract to have it clean and fill seller does not agreat buyer should higher someone in my opinion.

 

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