Given the current situation with the Coronavirus, many home sellers and buyers are nervous about having people tour their home and vice versa. During this time, Waltham Realtors will not be conducting open houses with a large group but will still be doing private showings. While this method is a lot safer and helps keep people a better distance away from each other, there are still some precautions to take. Here are the most important precautions to take suggested by Waltham Real Estate Agents.
Leave All Lights On In Your Home
If you are expecting a private showing at your home, it is recommended that you turn on the lights in every room before people arrive. This will allow people to walk into and observe every room without having to touch the light switches to turn them on. Advise people to also not turn the lights off when they leave the room, you will take care of that when the showing is over.
Offer Booties At The Door
Waltham Realtors highly recommend you purchase booties for people to put on over their shoes while touring or people should purchase their own booties to bring with them. Shoes are notorious for holding in dirt and germs so it is important that you cover your shoes when you walk through someone else’s home so you do not contaminate the property.
Set Up Cleaning Stations
Have hand sanitizer available throughout all areas of your home. This will allow people to continue to sanitize every couple of minutes throughout their tour. You should also keep soap, paper towels, and cleaning wipes on the counters in your kitchen and bathrooms. This will help when people use the bathroom or wash their hands in the kitchen so that they can touch as little appliances as possible. If you want to take this a step further, Waltham Realtors suggests buying individual hand sanitizers to hand out when people enter your home.
If hand sanitizer is not available because of the lack of it currently or for extra protection, Waltham Real Estate Agents advise you to wear gloves when touring a home. This will again keep you from spreading germs in someone else’s home. On top of wearing gloves and or using hand sanitizer, it is important that you do not touch anything while touring. While gloves and hand sanitizer are made for keeping germs away, it is still best to not touch things throughout the tour at all.
Contact a Waltham Realtor
We understand life can’t fully be put on hold for everyone right now so that’s why we are safely conducting private showings. If you’re looking to sell or buy currently, contact Waltham Real Estate Agent, Hans Brings. Hans will make sure you are safely prepared to walk through someone else’s home and will also prepare sellers to get their home safely ready for viewing. Contact a Waltham Realtor, today!