I interviewed for a listing yesterday and the seller said they would mandate all people, agents and buyers have their temperature taken before entering the home. That added a a new responsibility that would require lots of time and liability to who ever lists her home. The interview went well. She loved my approach to selling. Now we had to work on this taking of temperature part.
The first step was getting a Digital Thermometer. I searched Walmart, CVS and Walgreens, none to be had. The pharmacist pulled up a link on her phone and let me take a picture of it. She said it is the one she actually uses at home.
As the home owner gets the home ready to show, I got to working on the plan how to accomplish her wishes. All showings would have to be assisted unless the seller allowed buyer agents to self attest they took their temperature. Then there was the liability...
Have any agents had a seller make this request?
My plan is to schedule showings during a block of time on the first Saturday the home hits the market. That way unlike an open house buyers will be pre qualified. I can also be there to do it myself, i could not just trust someone saying they did not knowing. The second part is a liability form signed by the seller that the temperature taken was either normal or high, the results was that the person was or was not let into the house. The key fact is that this is not a Covid test and only a temperature taken by a Digital Thermometer with factory settings. The thought is to attract several offers the first day which will eliminate a drawn out requirement to be there daily for temp taking.
IN SUMMARY, we are taking the pre-cautions we can take. This over shadowed my marketing plan. A plan to price the house right. Tips for the seller to get the home ready to show. Write up a great ad to post. Take great pictures to show the home off. Use my magic to attract the most possible buyers with t he goal is to get the highest price in the shortest time.
IN THE END: The results will show for themselves. The willingness to do what the seller wants. The will to make the seller happy. My wish is sellers do not rush into listing with just anyone. I leave you with my infamous thoughts, 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.