Updated: Apr 5, 2020
As many of you know the Mecklenburg County Stay at Home Order had became effective Thursday, March 26 at 8 a.m. In this specific county, as of right now have the following restrictions in regards to the real estate transaction, showings, and closings:
Prohibited Unless Virtual: Anyone looking to purchase real estate, but who has not "vested" money into a house, which could be forfeited or lost, should do it virtually only and avoid any face to face interaction with a realtor during this period. Any communication regarding the transaction should be done electronically. Allowed with Conditions: Those who have vested money (either by way of earnest money or mortgage loan commitments) which they could wind up losing and closing is imminent or soon to be scheduled, in order to complete the purchase and effect the closing, the following guidance should be used when completing that transaction: Walk-through prior to closing:
No more than three people may be in the residence at any given time. This allows for the realtor and up to two of the buyers.
Each person present must maintain Centers for Disease Control (CDC) compliance at all times in all applicable areas.
Practice social/physical distancing: stay at least six feet apart from other people.
Do not participate if you have any symptoms or fever.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Cover your cough in your sleeve or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect any objects or surfaces touched using a regular household cleaning product.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds on entering and leaving the dwelling with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%-95% alcohol.
The realtor is responsible for supplying cleaning products and hand washing products.
Owners/sellers should not be in the residence at the time if the subject property is owner occupied.
To the extent electronic signatures may be lawfully obtained and used, choose this option to close the transaction.
For all face to face closings, CDC recommendations (as outlined above) should be followed.
REAL ESTATE HAS NO STOPPED IT WILL KEEP GOING! If you see a home that you like do not hesitate to ask for more information, set up a showing for after the Stay at Home Order! Be the first in line to send in an offer, and once it is under contract you can see it with your own eyes, as long as necessary precautions are taken.