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Buying or Selling in a CoVid 19 or Post CoVid 19 World?
This is a challenging time to buy and sell property, with many people anxious and nervous about the pandemic. So you know, The BC Real Estate Association and the local Real Estate Boards have done a lot of work to help make this experience safer. Here are some things that you should expect to experience.
Both the Buyer and their agent should be expected to do a lot more prep on determining which properties to visit and see. Most properties now have Virtual Walk Thru's, or at minimum the Selling agent can do a live Video Walk Thru with the Buyer in advance of an actual showing. In this way, the buyer can get a better idea if they really want to see the property.
If a Buyer does want to see a property, expect the following:
-Expect to sign a waiver outlining certain CoVid 19 questions
-Expect to wear gloves and masks
-Expect to be asked to keep the visit short
-Expect to be asked to keep the visit limited to as few people as possible
-Expect to be asked to not touch anything in the house
-Expect that if there is a tenanted suite, that access may be difficult or impossible to see until the Emergency Notice is removed
-Expect that sellers may have a more complicated life, and may not be able to show you the property with little notice.
-Expect sellers to be nervous and cautious.
-Expect to have to sign a waiver outlining the present CoVid 19 conditions
-Expect to have less showings, and each showing will be more serious.
-Expect the Buyer to have done a lot more homework on your property
-Demand that your Realtor complete Virtual Walk thru videos
-Demand that your Realtor do accurate floor planograms
-Demand that your Realtor do Live Video Walk Thru's if requested
-Make sure that your property is clean and decluttered before any showing
-Make sure all lights are on and drapes open before any showing
-Demand your Realtor gets feedback where possible
On any expensive or complex property, have your agent attend each showing where possible. They can ensure that the prospects are wearing gloves and masks and are following the guidelines for the showing
If you have any other questions or concerns, please call Steve 250-300-0570