After more than 8 weeks of quarantine, it’s finally happening, Nevada will begin to reopen today, Saturday, May 9th, 2020. Essential businesses will continue to be open, but additional businesses including restaurants, retail stores, barbershops, hairdressers and auto dealerships will be allowed to open with COVID-19 precautions in place. A link to the Nevada Appeal’s May 7th article about Gov. Sisolak’s announcement is posted below, along with a copy of his publication, Roadmap to Recovery for Nevada, Phase One.
Fortunately, companies dealing in real estate have been considered essential from the beginning, but as a condition all agents have been asked to abide by the following directives (view April 19th blog post for additional information on Nevada real estate agent directives and suggestions).
- Open houses and showing of homes occupied by renters are prohibited. Even if a tenant gives permission to a seller and/or owner to allow showings, it is still prohibited.
- Homes occupied by a seller can be shown if the owner gives permission and social distancing guidelines are followed.
- It is highly encouraged to use technology to virtually view homes.
There is much debate about Coronavirus being real or as extensive as it’s being portrayed. Despite any personal opinions I may have about the situation, I will be taking the “better safe than sorry” approach and will be following suggested precautions to protect my clients and my family. When looking at property, I will wear a mask and bring masks to offer my clients. I will carry hand sanitizer and I will follow any requests a seller has posted as a condition of viewing their property. When listing property, I will post and promote any precautions (as long as they are not in violation of the fair housing laws) my sellers require as a condition of viewing the seller’s property. For anyone entering the seller’s property who does not have their own protective gear, I will make available masks, hand sanitizer and booties. To increase exposure and reduce risk, I will, at my own cost create video, virtual tours, 3-D tours and a dedicated webpage for each property so buyers can virtually tour homes when they may not be able to view them in person.
If you have any questions or need any assistance during these unprecedented times, please feel free to reach out to me at 775-671-1447 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m always happy to help!
Sincerely, Megan LoPresti