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.
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.
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.