The Covid-19 pandemic has changed a lot of our lives. Some for the good. I think more people will think twice about the importance of washing their hands, etc. from here on out.
Indiana considers real estate an "essential business." People still need to buy and sell homes. So we agents are doing our best to help that happen and keep everyone safe.
A lot of folks have their homes on the market in northeastern Indiana. And we are seeing sales every single day. There are some different protocols for going into someone else's home nowadays. Here's the current run-down for looking at homes:
- Don't go look at houses if you or any of your family members are sick.
- Wear a surgical mask and gloves.
- Take your shoes off before you enter the home.
- The sellers (if occupied) are leaving all their lights on and the doors open. Don't turn on or off any lights. Don't touch the banister. Don't touch anything.
- Don't use the restroom.
- Keep your hands away from your face.
- Carry hand sanitizer with you and use it before you enter and after you leave.
- Take your mask and gloves with you. Do not dispose of these in the seller's home.
- Before you enter your own home, spray your shoes with Lysol. Leave them in the garage if possible.
- Wash your hands. They say to sing Happy Birthday to yourself twice. Wash in between your fingers, up your wrist, and into your nail beds. Rinse from the wrists first and then the hands.
We'll get through all of this. Everyone stay safe!