Real Estate in the Age of COVID-19: Suggested Best Practices
While many aspects of real estate can be conducted remotely, some elements of a transaction require at least limited in-person activities. In most transactions it is in the interests of both buyers and sellers for buyers to physically view a property before purchasing it, and there are any number of inspections to determine property values and to address health and safety issues. Licensees should attempt to perform activities remotely without contact whenever possible.
Melissa Sieg, who served as PAR’s president in 2005, said she recalls how great it was to reach out to the membership, brokers and owners when she traveled around the state for local association meetings.
“Volunteering your time, making contributions and donating money can really help those in need and help your business grow during this pandemic. It was an honor to be able to show the community that Realtors® give back,” Michael Doyle of EXP Realty in Philadelphia said.
In Pennsylvania, there are 370,194 additional properties at risk for flooding compared to what the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s data shows, a new report from the First Street Foundation found.