Nationwide real estate brokerages are telling their agents to work from home as our country deals with the spread of the Coronavirus.
The Oregon Governor, Kate Brown, has advised against gatherings of 10 people or more for the next eight weeks.
It is going to be a big adjustment for real estate agents and home buyers and sellers. Selling real estate has always been a person-to-person business. From going on listing appointments with sellers, to show listings to buyers and closing the transaction at the escrow desk, all traditionally conducted in person. Even open houses have been canceled.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has been sending out nationwide memos to real estate brokerages and real estate agents offering advice on how to adapt their real estate business to the age of the Coronavirus.
From setting up virtual house tours to establishing protocols for showing properties, conducting home inspections & appraisals and working online tools and systems to manage transaction and closing process. Below we are posting the most up to date resources and recommendations being compiled industry-wide.
Coronavirus Seller Resources
House Showings and Coronavirus
Buying, Selling and the Coronavirus – You can download showing instructions Buyers should follow when viewing homes and Sellers can provide to Agents to help keep your home safe during the Covid 19 outbreak.
Virtual Showing Tools
The Coronavirus, as we all know, has now eliminated Open Houses, and is limiting personal contact with our clients. Now would be the perfect time to consider 360 3D tours, Matterport Tours and Video Walk-Throughs.
Resources for Property Owners
The Coronavirus pandemic is impacting the real estate industry. Everything, from office closures to how listings are being marketed is requiring REALTORS® to adapt to these extraordinary circumstances.
Real Estate Showing Protocol
Given the present climate, we have put together an upgraded listing service designed to fully implement the recommendations issued by the National Association of Realtors. We recommend the following changes to the traditional showing request protocol to help ensure your home is safe.
Special Procedure Listing Package
In an effort to provide timely and adaptable listing services to our clients we are making available the following service demonstrating care for the health and well-being of clients, colleagues and the greater public welfare in reducing the risk of exposure to, and spread of the Coronavirus.
Real Estate Drone Photography
Our professional drone services provide stunning aerial footage including images, video, and panoramas to showcase your residential property from a unique perspective in the sky. Perfect for showing the listing in relationship to the surrounding neighborhood and community.