As our lives seem to be changing on an almost daily basis for the foreseeable future the situation in our local real estate industry is no different. At Royal LePage Atlantic Homestead we have been working with our Realtors, Staff and clients to maintain a safe and healthy workplace and have taken precautions when conducting business transactions.
If you currently have a property listed with us that you are living in, have rented or is vacant but do not wish to have viewings you are 100% within your right to decline requests. Unless you specifically request them to be discontinued, we will continue to make arrangements on a case by case basis with you.
There are plenty of buyers & clients still shopping for homes, lenders are still processing mortgages, inspections are going ahead and law offices are still operating. If you want to continue your search for a home and don’t want to leave your house or are in self quarantine, we are offering virtual tours of houses through FaceTime/Google Duo etc. If you have left the country over the last couple of weeks, please follow the Government mandate and self-quarantine for 14 days instead of possibly putting others at risk.
Anyone who currently has a property under contract (buying or selling) with us should prepare themselves for possible interruptions/delays. Remember anyone who has been out of the country has a mandatory 14-day quarantine which could delay closings. Best to check with your lawyer’s office a few days ahead of your scheduled closing date.
We are working diligently trying to find out more information by the hour from our Real Estate Board, Municipalities, Lawyers offices, Banks and Brokers and we will continue to keep you all informed as more information is presented at this time.
We suspect this will have a considerable suppressing effect on activity if even in the short term as we adjust to the conditions in our communities. This is not meant in any way to cause concern; we are just looking to provide you the best and most up to date information possible. Our agents will keep in contact with everyone as it relates to specific listings and or sales. If you have any questions, concerns or would like any additional information please feel free to contact our offices. Although our doors are closed to the public our office is still operating, although our agents are working from home. We ask that we all work together and remain strong and united to overcome this time together.