Did you know June is National Safety Month? As we Come Out Of COVID-19, we begin to see life becoming busier, and with it, buyers are returning to the market. We have several measures, including virtual tours, live Facebook open houses, and online document signings, to help keep you and your family safe and healthy during the whole transaction. Sellers should also be aware of some safety measures to protect themselves and their belongings during the process.
Here are some steps your real estate agent may ask you to take before the showings and open houses begin:
- Limit the number of people: Ask for tours and visits to be small and for parents not to bring children.
- Avoid walking in germs: Ask for visitors to take off shoes or wear booties upon entering the home.
- Avoid touching: Ask the agent to restrict sitting on the furniture, or touching personal belongings.
- Wipe down after visit: all high-traffic surfaces, doorknobs, counter-tops, light switches.
- Feeling sick: Ask for visitors to self-check before an appointment and if they have any sick like symptoms, DO NOT GO TOUR A HOMES.
- Remove your valuables: Jewelry, family heirlooms, medications, purses, etc.
- Make sure you’re covered: Review your homeowner’s insurance policy to ensure it protects you in case anything should happen. Good Idea: Take photos or videos of your homes to show evidence of your belongings.
- Hide your identity: Depersonalize your home, remove family pictures. Remove bills, invoices, calendars, and other mail.
- Lock-down your computer: Keep your laptop with you, and if you have a desktop, keep it password protected.
- Keep your pets away: If possible, take your pets with you when there is a showing appointment or open house. If that’s not an option, make sure they’re crated or secured.