Coronavirus and Real Estate: Safety Precautions We’re Taking

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When an infectious disease, such as the coronavirus affects our city, state, and the entire world, it leads to fear and anxiety. In 2019, the real estate market was predicted to be one of the strongest in years. Although, the current situation can be thought of as dismal remaining pragmatic and keeping a cool head will help you and your family get through this situation.

If you are considering selling your home right now – it is still possible. First, enlist the help of a seasoned REALTOR® and discuss your options. When you choose to move forward with selling your home, remain strategic with your marketing strategy. Consider doing 360-degree virtual tours rather than open houses. Utilize technology as an asset! If you decide to allow in-person showings, keep showings to one person at a time, and make sure that common surfaces are wiped down frequently with a good disinfectant.

You can refer to the CDC’s website with any questions while following these guidelines:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Practice social distancing by staying out of crowded places, avoiding group gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet) from others when possible.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick.
  • Stay home if you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or any other cold or flu-like symptom.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or cough or sneeze into your sleeve.