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Open House Protocol - Intero Real Estate Services

Residential real estate is considered an essential service, but we no longer host open houses open to the public during a health crisis.

You may wonder how realtors show properties these days. Well, before entry, all visitors must sign a PEAD-V form and schedule a private tour with their agent. Buyers/Visitors need to sign the PEAD-V every day they tour properties.

The rules outlined by the new posted pictogram which are posted in homes simply state everyone to:
a) wear a mask
b) stay six feet apart
c) wash your hands upon entry
d) discard all PPE after visit
e) Do not touch anything unnecessarily

Lastly, the PEAD-V form includes an eight page “Best Practices Guidelines and Prevention Plan for Showings.”

It requires all listing agents to ensure:
1) That the “rules” are followed during showings (no touching surfaces, masks worn, ext.)
2) That handrails, light switches, clipboards, knobs, toilet handles, keyboards, and other commonly touched areas need to be wiped down with disinfectant before and after showings (soap/towel, Lysol wipes)
3) Soap or sanitizer needs to be available
4) Doors must be left open to outside to allow for fresh air
5) Doors throughout inside must be left open to decrease need for opening by visitors.

Learn more: https://www.car.org/legal/Recent-Lega...
If you have any questions about buyer or selling under these difficult conditions, don’t worry, give me a call and I’ll share with your our best practices to keep you and your family safe and healthy!

Be Well!

Lynne Watanabe MacFarlane, MCDM, SRES Realtor
Lmacfarlane @ intero. com

Residential real estate is considered an essential service, but we no longer host open houses open to the public during a health crisis.

You may wonder how realtors show properties these days. Well, before entry, all visitors must sign a PEAD-V form and schedule a private tour with their agent. Buyers/Visitors need to sign the PEAD-V every day they tour properties.

The rules outlined by the new posted pictogram which are posted in homes simply state everyone to:
a) wear a mask
b) stay six feet apart
c) wash your hands upon entry
d) discard all PPE after visit
e) Do not touch anything unnecessarily

Lastly, the PEAD-V form includes an eight page “Best Practices Guidelines and Prevention Plan for Showings.”

It requires all listing agents to ensure:
1) That the “rules” are followed during showings (no touching surfaces, masks worn, ext.)
2) That handrails, light switches, clipboards, knobs, toilet handles, keyboards, and other commonly touched areas need to be wiped down with disinfectant before and after showings (soap/towel, Lysol wipes)
3) Soap or sanitizer needs to be available
4) Doors must be left open to outside to allow for fresh air
5) Doors throughout inside must be left open to decrease need for opening by visitors.

Learn more: https://www.car.org/legal/Recent-Lega...
If you have any questions about buyer or selling under these difficult conditions, don’t worry, give me a call and I’ll share with your our best practices to keep you and your family safe and healthy!

Be Well!

Lynne Watanabe MacFarlane, MCDM, SRES Realtor
Lmacfarlane @ intero. com

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Open House Protocol - Intero Real Estate Services

  1. 1. Shown Properties Specific Plan • Establish a written COVID-19 prevention plan to be followed by agents who show properties. This is the PEAD and CAR Pictogram. 1) Display a set of rules for agents and home viewers at the entrance of the property that are to be a condition of entry. 2) The rules must include instructions to use face coverings and hand sanitizer. 3) It must include instructions to maintain physical distancing and avoid touching surfaces of the shown property. 4) The rules or a link to the rules should be part of online public and MLS listings. Posted rules should be clearly visible and include pictograms. • Real estate and rental agents must confirm understanding of the COVID-19 prevention plan to clients, appraisers, inspectors, stagers, purchasing agents and contractors and obtain their agreement to follow the plan prior to entering the property. This can be done by getting PEAD signed properly by each. • Regularly evaluate compliance with the plan and document and correct deficiencies identified.
  2. 2. Physical Distancing Guidelines for Shown Properties • Discontinue holding open houses and showings open to the general public on a walk-in basis; use an appointment or digital sign-in process to control the number of people in the house or property. • If current occupants are present and/or participate during property showings, they must be outside. ONLY TWO BUYERS (of the same household) and one Realtor may be present during live tours. • Utilize virtual tours in lieu of open houses via digital technologies, social media, etc. in lieu of property showings whenever possible. If virtual tours are not feasible, limit the number of people present during showings to two buyers one realtor. • Real estate licensees or sellers/renters must open doorways or other areas of ingress and egress prior to in-person property showings to minimize clients touching surfaces. • Real estate licensees should remind clients to maintain physical distancing during showings and to refrain from touching handles, switches, pulls, etc.
  3. 3. • All persons on property for in-person showings should avoid touching knobs, faucets, toilets and toilet handles, light switches, garage door opener buttons, handles and pulls, alarm system controls, fan pulls, remotes, thermostats, switchboxes, gates and gate latches, window locks and sashes, pool coverings, and other such items. • Real estate licensees should “wipe down” with a disinfectant wipe all handrails and banisters before and after showings. • All home inspectors and professional third parties servicing the house and/or transaction should use face coverings while performing on-property inspections. • All information must be delivered electronically. Discontinue providing handouts or other types of promotional or informational materials.

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