Keeping you safe while buying and selling a home
Whether selling a home or buying a home, we are 100% committed to delivering the high-level service you deserve with COVID-19 protocols to keep you safe.
Virtual consultations via FaceTime or Zoom
360° 3-D Virtual Tours with our exclusive LIVE TOURS feature
Showing precautions to protect home owners and home buyers
Digital documents and electronic signatures
Private one-party closings in completely sanitized conference rooms
Michigan Realtors® has been in regular contact with the Governor’s Office and Health Policy Team to stress that real estate can be done in a safe and client-focused manner.
As the recent Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) order relates to real estate, it will allow for continued in-person client services and scheduled showings. However, the following restrictions will be in place:
SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR BUYERS
- Buyers and Agents must wear masks at all times when inside homes for sale
- Buyers cannot bring anyone to showings outside of their immediate household
- Buyers should not bring anyone to the showing who does not need to view the property (i.e. children, friends, relatives)
- Buyers attending showings should meet their agent at the property and wait inside their vehicle until the agent has opened the home and it’s ready to enter
- Buyers should not touch any surfaces while inside the home
- Buyers should use hand santizer immediately prior to entering a home and upon exiting prior to getting back in their vehicle
- Overlapping showings should not be permited. If another party is already inside viewing the home when you arrive, wait until they have finished and have exited the home before entering
SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR SELLERS
- Require masks to be worn at all times by both agents and buyers – no exceptions
- The MDHHS order prohibits residential gatherings from more than 2 households. Therefore sellers should NOT be present during showings
- Prior to any scheduled showing, Sellers should turn on all lights and leave interior doors, drapes and blinds open. This will ensure that anyone entering the home will not need to touch light switches/doorknobs.
- Prior to and after any showing, Sellers should clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, handles, light switches and countertops.
- Provide hand sanitizer at the entry point of the home and require buyers to sanitize their hands before entering
- Open houses are not permissible under the current MDHHS order
- Consider requiring home buyers to sign a COVID-19 release form to limit liability