Best Safety Practices for Buyers and Sellers | Stephanie DePrenger

Best Safety Practices for Buyers and Sellers

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Whether you’re looking to purchase your first home or downsizing to move into your dream location, it remains a very good time to buy or sell. But your safety is paramount. As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important we take steps to maintain everyone’s health. We’ve come up with some best practices for buyers and sellers so we can all be proactive and responsible and keep our loved ones safe and healthy during this unfamiliar time.


  • Sanitize surfaces following each showing or inspection.
  • Leave cabinet and room doors open, so buyers may browse without touching anything.
  • Have hand soap and/or hand sanitizer out and available during showings.
  • Provide booties to potential buyers and let them know they can keep them.
  • Postpone showings or inspections if occupants are ill.
  • Allow video tours or virtual open houses of property.


  • Bring hand sanitizer and rubber gloves with you during showings.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands after each showing or inspection.
  • Drive your own vehicle to showings and inspections.
  • Wear booties or shoe covers when viewing homes.
  • Refrain from touching surfaces unless necessary.
  • If you are ill, postpone showings or inspections.
  • Ask your agent and inspector to do a virtual tour of your home and to review inspection related items.

For the time being practices may have to change, but as always, your agent is your trusted guide. Whether it’s over the phone or via video conference, they will continue to be there for you every step of the way during your home buying or selling journey. We’re in this together.