It CAN be done safely….Since Covid-19 hit in early 2020, real estate transactions have continued safely in Pennsylvania.
SHOWING SAFETY PROTOCOLS
The Real Estate Commission, with the assistance of the National Association of Realtors, have put into place guidelines for Brokerages across the state to follow for the safety of consumers, real estate professionals and others working in the field. You will find that local Realtors are following these guidelines closely so they can safely proceed with their jobs of helping their clients realize their real estate goals.
LET’S ALL STAY SAFE THROUGH THE PROCESS
The basic protection of masks is required for all meetings with clients and property viewings of no more than 3 people at a time. Standard practices sometimes include wearing gloves and booties for property viewings depending on customer preferences or requirements of a property seller.
TIPS FOR SELLERS TO PREPARE FOR SHOWINGS
Sellers are advised to prepare their home for property viewings by having all lights on, closet doors open, etc. for the purpose of minimizing touch in their homes. Many sellers provide wipes or hand sanitizer in the homes for sanitation purposes. Often times if it is not provided in the property, the real estate professional will have it with them. Many Realtors wipe down countertops, door knobs and railings after showings. Fresh booties and gloves are used for each showing.
ALL PARTIES NEED TO BE TRANSPARENT
Property Buyers, Sellers, Realtors, contractors, inspectors are also asked to complete a Health and Safety Acknowledgement Form answering some health related questions before entering a property. Questions about possible exposure, status of one’s current health and the like are asked either verbally or completed on a form to be provided to a listing agent before entry to a property. Seller has the ultimate approval, based on how the form is completed, to allow or decline someone entering their home.
IT’S A GREAT TIME TO SELL & WE CAN DO IT SAFELY
We are experiencing a busy Seller’s Market right now due to low inventory, record low interest rates and a high number of qualified buyers seeking lifestyle changes or looking to make real estate investments. If you are considering selling your home, now would be a good time to contact a real estate professional.
Class-Harlan Real Estate has been serving the real estate needs of the community since 1963. The team of experienced Realtors strive to exceed their clients’ expectations with professionalism and integrity seven days a week. For real estate assistance, please call Class-Harlan Real Estate at 215-348-8111 or MEET THE TEAM