Seller Precautions


Our Priorities:
  1. Safety first! Take all the steps and precaution necessary to keeping everyone safe and healthy.
  2. Communicate clear directions for showings with considerations of all parties in mind.
  3. Create options that maintain our effectiveness in getting your home sold while mindfully limiting person to person interaction and utilizing technology to better service our clients.
Sellers need to be aware that COVID-19 and the strategies to mitigate risks may impact the sale of their property. Self-isolation strategies could give potential buyers more time to focus on their property purchase, but they could also impact potential buyers’ desire to view properties or complete a purchase.

Potential impacts of COVID-19 on the sale of their property could include but not limited to:
  • requesting health and recent travel information from potential buyers and their professionals before any showing to give the seller an indication of any risk. Buyers are obligated to either be truthful or simply decline to answer. Inform the seller that they have no duty to show the property if they are uncomfortable with any presented risk
  • creating a marketing video showing a tour of the house to reduce the number of viewings
  • offering a virtual video tour so they can consider only allowing viewings for serious buyers who make an offer to purchase subject to a viewing*
  • making viewings conditional on buyer’s and their representatives wearing nitrile gloves, masks, or the use of anti-microbial, alcohol-based hand sterilizer.
  • making viewing conditional on the buyers and their representative not touching anything.
  • set out obligations and procedures for viewings and home inspections in writing. 
  • plan to clean doorknobs, cupboard hardware, light switches, as well as surfaces in areas like bathrooms and kitchens before and after each showing or home inspection
  • no open houses held until Alberta health emergency is lifted
  • where feasible, communicate virtually using online meeting tools such as Zoom or Skype
  • use electronic signatures for signing documents
  • conduct financial transactions electronically
  • if in person meetings are required, maintain a safe distance of at least six feet (two meters) at all times for viewings and inspections:
  • take steps to limit the surfaces people will need to touch

Checklist for getting your home ready for a showing:

  1. Confirm that the showing Agent and Client(s) have no Covid-19 related health concerns such as recent travel abroad, feeling un-well or have been visited anywhere that has a Covid-19 outbreak concerns and should be in isolation. Further clarification can be confirmed who (how many) will be at the showing to limit visitors into your home.
  2. Take extra effort to tidy up and organize your home in a way the visitor can freely roam without having to touch or move anything other than the main door handle.
  3. (Optional) Feel free to open up the kitchen cupboards, pantry doors. drawers so that the prospect can freely peek in to minimize touching cabinets.
  4. Ensure there is sufficient air flow by opening the window or turning on the air circulator on your furnace/heat pump to draw out stale air.
  5. Wipe down any counter surfaces, door knobs, appliance handles with disinfectant or cleaner just before the showings arrival.
  6. Vacuum and mop the floor to eliminate any dust and debris.
Feel free to post this poster at your door to remind the visitor the procedure:

After the showing:

  1. Wipe down any counter surfaces, door knobs, appliance handles with disinfectant or cleaner that the potential visitor may touch.
  2. Vacuum and mop the floor to eliminate any dust and debris.
  3. Remove the poster and save it for the next showing.

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JAKIE NG, REALTOR® | Your Edmonton Downtown Condo Specialist

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Phone: (780) 224-5566

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RE/MAX River City

#100, 10328 81 Ave NW  Edmonton,  AB  T6E 1X2 

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