With the COVID-19 outbreak, chances are you’re dealing with many new challenges, both personally and professionally. I’m wishing you and your family well.

You might have immediate concerns about the real estate market. Our industry is an essential business and Tucker has acted quickly to set guidelines for Tucker Agents as we conduct business in this climate.

It is the Sellers discretion to allow private showings and if so, they are encouraged to turn on all lights & open closet doors so Buyers and their Agent will not need to touch anything.  Many Sellers may ask that you put on gloves & shoe covers and it’s highly encouraged. We’re asking Sellers to inform us if anyone residing at the home shows symptoms of illness and if so, we will show the home virtually to interested Buyers.

I’m asking Buyers’ Agents to call me prior to viewing my listings to further explain the features and benefits of the home and qualify the intent of the Buyer. We want to limit unnecessary traffic and exposure and I’ll require the Buyer is pre-approved and has serious interest & ability in purchasing the home prior to approving showings.

Tucker agents will not hold open houses on our properties but my plan is to live feed “virtual” open houses of my listings in April. Stay tuned!

I’m always available to show homes to Buyers but I’m asking that anyone showing symptoms of potential illness, to not tour homes. We’re also asking that only decision makers in the transaction tour homes (no extended family, children, etc.).

Our title company is ensuring closing rooms are wiped down with sanitizing wipes before and after each closing,
including tables, doorknobs, etc. Participants will not share pens and only the Buyer and Seller will attend closing with safe distance to each other.

If you have any questions or concerns about the timing of listing your home or buying a home this spring, I have the latest market information, insights and tools – and can give you sound advice.

Good information and advice are often the antidote to stress, especially during challenging times. So, please, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

On a personal note, Happy 50th Birthday to my Husband of 18 years, Pat!
Yes, he’s an April Fools baby. 🙂

Please take care and stay well!

Shawna O’Brien
F.C. Tucker Geist Fishers
The Tumbarello Group

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