Your real estate agent is here for you. Feel free to reach out to me if you have questions, concerns, or simply want to have someone to reach out to!
The National Association of REALTORS® and Austin Board of REALTORS® are taking this new circumstance very seriously. For my part, I continue to service buyers and sellers in whatever approach makes most sense for the individuals involved:
- limited in-person meetings
- in-person property showings with sanitizing products (hand gel, wipes, sprays), hand covering / vinyl gloves, shoe coverings
- virtual meetings (Zoom, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Skype, etc)
We have not been experiencing limits on availability of related industries, such as Home Inspectors and Property Appraisers. Our Mortgage Lenders continue to work on home loans, and continue to be lending at historically low rates. Title companies are conducting in-person (buyers/sellers ONLY) and virtual/video signings at this time.
To help better understand the way we are dealing with the unique issues that have arisen, feel free to read the NAR official statement, peruse information provided by Texas Realtors, review ABOR’s Showing Recommendations, and understand that my job is to protect my clients and the clients of my colleagues by following protocol outlined by our public health officials.
Here is the most recent update from the Texas Governor:
Texas State Coronavirus Resources and Response
The state of Texas is strong; our people, resilient.
As we have seen in years past, when tested by fire, flood, or hurricane, Texans respond with resilience and calm resolve. And just as we overcame those challenges, we will overcome this one.
When neighbors help neighbors, our resilience is redoubled.
I have no doubt that Texans will continue to work together in that spirit over the coming days and weeks.
And we are here to help.Texas Governor Greg Abbott
Gov. Abbott has specifically mentioned REALTORS® as an example of essential services that have been conducting business responsibly and safely and may continue.