There has been a major development in the Shelter in Place guidelines as it relates to the real estate industry. We are now able to show occupied homes again. However, it is not going to be a “free for all” like it was before. We will be encouraging our buyer clients as well as prospective buyers of our listings to review all available content/information about the property (websites, videos, virtual tours, property disclosures) to make sure there is serious interest in the property before arranging an in-person showing. In addition, there are protocols in place for showings to ensure everyone remains safe. Please review the information below. And as always, reach out if you have any questions! We are here for you!

NAPA COUNTY – Section 13.f.x. Essential Business includes service providers that enable residential transactions (including rentals, leases, and home sales), including but not limited to real estate agents, escrow agents, notaries, and title companies. Residential viewings should occur virtually as much as possible. In person residential viewings shall be by appointment only, with no more than two visitors at a time residing within the same household or living unit and one individual showing the unit. In person visits are not allowed when the occupant is still residing in the residence unless gloves, cloth face coverings and shoe coverings are worn during the visit, there is no contact with staging items or personal property during the showing, and the seller or landlord cleans the property after the visit with products on the Environmental Protection Agency’s approved list of disinfectants, paying attention to any areas that may be commonly touched, such as door knobs, handles, counter tops, and staging items.

 

MARIN COUNTY – Section 16.f.x. Service providers that enable real estate transactions (including rentals, leases, and home sales), including, but not limited to, real estate agents, escrow agents, notaries, and title companies, provided that appointments and other residential real estate viewings must only occur virtually or, if a virtual viewing is not feasible, by appointment with no more than two visitors at a time residing within the same household or living unit and one individual showing the unit (except that in person visits are not allowed when the occupant is present in the residence).

 

SONOMA COUNTY – 16.f.xii. Service providers that enable residential transactions (including rentals, leases, and home sales), including but not limited to real estate agents, escrow agents, notaries, and title companies. Residential viewings should occur virtually as much as possible. In person residential viewings shall be by appointment only, and shall be limited to two visitors (from the same household or living unit) and one individual showing the unit. In person visits are not allowed when the occupant is still residing in the residence unless gloves, facial coverings, and shoe coverings are worn during the visit, there is no contact with staging items or personal property during the showing, and the seller or landlord cleans the property after the visit with products on the Environmental Protection Agency’s approved list of disinfectants, paying attention to any areas that may be commonly touched, such as door knobs, handles, counter tops, and staging items.

 

PLEASE READ:

Any person entering a property shall sign/submit the C.A.R. Coronavirus Property Entry Advisory and Declaration (C.A.R. Form PEAD, 4/20) prior to entering.

Only a single agent and no more than two other individuals (who reside in the same household) are to be in a dwelling at the same time during a showing.

Maintain a safe distance from anyone in the property by staying a minimum of six feet apart.

Only the AGENT should touch handles/door knobs and use Clorox wipes or gloves when possible.

Please refrain from touching any surfaces during the showing.

Wash your hands after the showing.

Thank you and stay safe!