Real estate is an essential business, but conduct only if necessary and not in person

On March 26, Governor Polis deemed real estate an essential business, which made buying and selling homes still legal in Denver and throughout the state, but left many details unanswered. Thankfully, last week, we got clarifications, that helps all of us understand how to proceed.

Last week clarified that the following real estate practices are no longer allowed in Denver and the state: in-person showings, listing photography and staging.

But, last Thursday, the Colorado Department of Real Estate provided important clarity around supporting home closings. After buyers sign a purchase agreement, they can inspect the home in person and conduct final walkthroughs.

With the remote notary rules the state implemented on March 30, ensure that closings can proceed safely, even in this time of extreme health concerns and social distancing.

My recommendations

Home is perhaps more important now than ever before. That’s why I, like many of my broker and agent colleagues, focus on delivering a message of health.

But we know some people have extenuating circumstances that require them to pursue selling their home or buying a new one. They could have just relocated for a new job, plan to support a loved one in another area — the possibilities are many.

For those who need to buy or sell, for whatever reason, I am here to help you in this tricky time. As you can tell from above, COVID-19 presents a fast-moving, uncertain phenomenon we all have to navigate.

I stay carefully attuned to the latest developments, so I can best advise you on your best options.

Please reach out with any questions or just to say hi :): Stay safe and healthy.

In appreciation for all of our local health care providers and first responders working in high-risk environments, I’ve started this GoFundMe page. Consider a donation; even $10 to $20 will provide a warm meal to frontline workers.