Showing Homes with COVID-19 Protocols

Realtors are showing homes with COVID-19 protocols.  We are also becoming very good at marketing ourselves and our listings on Facebook, Instagram and You Tube.  Just like many others we now have more free time on our hands than ever before.  Showing activity of homes in Nanaimo during this COVID-19 pandemic is down more than 70 percent.  The good news, however, is that the list prices have not declined nor has the difference between the list price and the sale price grown.

The services provided by REALTORS have been deemed essential, but, it is not business as usual.  In fact, Canadian REALTORS are now working from their homes.  The RE/MAX of Nanaimo owners have done an excellent job repositioning the support staff to the safety of their homes.  It was an organized and professional transition.  These staff persons are effectively supporting the brokerage from their homes.  Thank you RE/MAX of Nanaimo!  The following are many COVID-19 protocols when showing homes.  It is very important to REALTORS to maintain your health safety and the well being of our communities.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

COVID-19 Protocols:

Realtors have increased their electronic and virtual communications with the public and when personal interaction is unavoidable then Federal Government of Canada’s social distancing guidelines MUST be followed. A minimum of six feet apart please. Thank you.

Face mask & Gloves:

BEFORE entering any listing all persons must wear a face covering / mask. NEW disposable gloves must be worn at each home. Thank you.

Quickly please:

All home viewings are kept SHORT. Don’t waste time inside a seller’s home discussing anything that can be discussed outside. Only would-be buyers will be permitted entry.  Please, NO children, other family members, etc. Thank you.

Drive-by every home first:

Buyers are strongly encouraged to “drive-by” every home and throughout its neighborhood PRIOR to any scheduled viewing.  Showing homes with COVID-19 protocols is not difficult, yet, they are very important to please follow.  Thank you.

Preview, preview, preview:

Preview all the listing’s online marketing PRIOR to any scheduled viewing. Photos, video, floor plan and more. Pre-qualified buyers ONLY please. Thank you.

Home Document review:

Have you reviewed the Property Disclosure Statement, Survey, Title Search and Title Instruments BEFORE scheduling a home viewing? Do you have any questions? Please inquire BEFORE any scheduled showing. Thank you.


Real Estate Services Have Been Deemed Essential

Real estate services have been deemed essential.  Real estate and COVID-19 combined have caused the creation of many new industry protocols.  COVID-19 stands for coronavirus disease of 2019.  It is an acute respiratory syndrome that has genetic similarities of the 2002 SARS coronavirus.  Those infected with COVID-19 may have symptoms ranging from very mild to hospitalization and death.  This disease is very serious and you do not want to become infected or inadvertently pass it to others.

The essential businesses working during this global pandemic have greatly increased their safety protocols to protect themselves and the public from COVID-19.  RE/MAX of Nanaimo Realtors are now working from their home offices with support from the Brokerage staff persons also working from their home offices.  Real estate services may have been deemed essential, but, it is not business as usual.  There are several COVID-19 protocols that must be followed before any home showing.

Today there are more REALTORS offering videos, floor plans and professional photography of their newest listings.  Ironically, I have been providing all of these online marketing services and much more since 2004.  I have always introduced my clients’ homes to the online world with the very best marketing available, therefore, providing the greatest chance of success.  Please visit and see for yourself.  It is very important today to also maintain a great social media presence.  All of my selling clients benefit from my robust social media strategy.  I have all of my listings posted onto Facebook, Instagram and You Tube.  They are, of course, also advertised upon and hundreds of other websites including and

Last But Certainly Not Least:

I am glad that the Federal Government of Canada has deemed real estate services as essential.  I have witnessed the importance and the necessity for buyers and sellers to be able to act at this time.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may help you with any of your real estate goals.  Thank you.

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