At Paul Rushforth, our team is doing all they can to work with buyers and sellers in this trying time. We want to reassure all Ottawa buyers and sellers that our number one priority is your health and safety. If this is a time where you don’t feel comfortable taking action we totally understand, your family’s well-being comes first.
But for those looking to buy and sell their home, don’t worry. Our realtors are taking all the necessary precautions to get the job done safely and without spreading the virus. Here are a few things our realtors are doing to practice social distancing.
1. Virtual Tours
There’s still a lot we don’t know about COVID-19. Some studies have shown you can have the virus without displaying symptoms. How can you be sure people haven’t entered the house carrying the virus? Well, the best way to practice social distancing while staying at home in your PJ’s is by performing virtual tours.
Virtual tours give you detailed videos and pictures of the property both outside and inside the home. Your real estate agent will walk you through the various features of the home, contract details and any other information you may need.
Although this isn’t the same as reviewing the home in-person, this is likely to be your safest option to dodge this virus. Contact your realtor and they can walk you through the entire process.
None of our team members will be in the office, meeting with a client in-person or hosting an open house if they are exhibiting any signs of any illness such as cold, fever, cough or shortness of breath. At the office, we have hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes available to clients.
Whether it’s meeting a client or going to a home, our team is constantly practicing health and safety precautions. Our realtors will be thoroughly washing their hands as well as sanitizing and disinfecting high traffic areas at the office.
3. Video Chat
In the spirit of social distancing, we’re making sure that all our meetings with our buyers and sellers are held through video conferencing or phone calls. Whatever your preference, your Paul Rushforth agent is ready to help you.
Whether through Zoom, Skype, Whatsapp or phone calls, our team is ready to make things work regardless of the circumstances COVID-19 has put us in. Contact your realtor and they’ll walk you through different ways to connect.
Again, this is a time where your health and well-being are paramount. If you have any more questions or concerns about what our realtors are doing to practice social distancing, contact your realtor or give us a call at 613-788-2122.