The COVID-19 Buyer Checklist prepared by the Real Estate Council of BC outlines the steps a REALTOR® can take to help manage the challenges related to COVID-19.
Provide client with COVID-19 links and information from the appropriate authorities
Assess your own risk with dealing with your client. Are they ill, or have they recently traveled?
Have your client provide their own concerns to you about potential risk
Provide options for your buyer client
OPTIONS TO MINIMIZE RISKS
Request health and recent travel information from potential sellers and their real estate professionals before any showing to give the buyer an indication of any risk
Travel in separate vehicles to viewings to limit the amount of time spent in close proximity to each other
Only show properties that the buyers are genuinely considering purchasing
Take precautions during viewings, wearing gloves or using hand sanitizer, and not touching doorknobs, cupboard hardware, light switches or other surfaces unless necessary
Postpone attending a showing if you or your client are feeling ill or have traveled outside of the country
Discuss with your client the pros and cons of postponing the purchase process
Document all discussions in writing