Showing Process During COVID19

By: Ashley Lamb - Barrie Condominium Expert

Showing Process During COVID19

Tags: Barrie Condos, Condo Market, Barrie Real Estate, Showings, Viewing Properties, final buyer visits, buyer disclosure, COVID19 Update, Pandemic 2020

Property viewings and final buyer visits before a property that has been purchased closes.
When a buyer is interested in viewing a property that is for sale, many real estate brokerages have put COVID19 showing policies in place to protect all parties during the requested viewing.

  1. After the viewing has been booked, the listing agent sends over the brokerage’s COVID19 Buyer Disclosure Form to be signed. Signing off on this form indicates that the buyer and buyer’s agent will comply with the COVID19 policies and procedures for that specific listing brokerage. Some points listed on the form are as follows:
Do keep in mind that all brokerages have their own policies and procedures in place. So disclosure forms are different and have not been provided by the real estate boards.
  1. No showings are confirmed until the signed disclosure has been returned.
  2. Many listing agents also require Realtors to sign off on a health and safety form agreeing to wear gloves and wipe down all surfaces that are touched and to minimize touching as much as possible. The seller is also encouraged to leave hand sanitizer at the front door to help minimize their potential risk.

Please remember that these viewings are not limited to potential sales. Owners that have sold their units and entered into a contract with a buyer have a legal obligation to fulfill the Agreement of Purchase and sale by allowing the buyer to enter the unit for a final walk through before closing. 

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