Home Inspections during the Corona Virus
A study done by Realtor.com showed that 63.6% of future homebuyers were unwilling to buy a home without seeing it first. A home is one of the largest investments for many people and consumers still want to see a house in person before they buy it.
Here are some tips to staying safe while trying to buy a home during Corona Virus:
When setting the appointment to see the home, ask the property contact specific questions such as:
Has anyone been in contact with parties who have a confirmed case of Coronavirus?
Is anyone in the household currently sick, coughing or has a fever?
Has anyone in the household recently travelled?
Try and limit the showing to as few people as possible.
During the showing, here are some recommended precautions:
Ask that all the light switches be turned on and doors opened before you arrive.
Avoid touching surfaces
Wear masks and/or gloves as need
Bring hand sanitizer with you
Buying a home is an exciting time and you should not have to wait. Using these simple precautions will help protect you, the agent and the buyer during these times.