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Michigan Real Estate is Back May 7th!!

by Rob Sherman 05/06/2020


That's right!! Real Estate is back!!

There are many aspects to this reopening of Real Estate but right now lets just be happy we are moving forward.

Watch our video below to see how ComeHomeMichigan.com is planning to tackle these uncertian times.

As of May 7, 2020, Michigan Realtors® may once again conduct in-person listing appointments and
showings. However this does not, of course, mean business as usual.
Requirements of Executive Order:
1. All in-person meetings with sellers and showings must be done by appointment.
2. No more than four persons may be at the property at one time. No in-person open houses are permitted.
3. All persons must maintain a 6-foot social distance at all times.
4. Landlords/property managers may not arrange in-person showings of a rental unit until after
the current tenant has vacated.
Additional mitigation measures to consider:
1. Consider limiting in-person showings to potential buyers who have been pre approved
for financing. Use photographs, virtual showings and floorplans to help buyer clients narrow
down their housing needs and wants prior to any in-person showings.
2. Realtors® are encouraged to work together to avoid consecutive multiple showings in order to
avoid overlapping appointments.
3. Consider providing marketing materials and other information relevant to the home
electronically in advance of the showing.
4. Encourage sellers not to be present during the showing. Ask sellers to turn on all of the lights
and leave interior doors, drapes and blinds open. This will ensure that anyone entering the
home will not need to touch the light switches and doorknobs throughout the home.
5. Ask sellers to clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces prior to and after the showing.
6. Agents conducting a showing are encouraged to meet their clients at the home rather than
drive their clients to the showing. If you are meeting your clients at a home, ask them to wait
in the car for your arrival.
7. Discourage anyone who does not need to view the home from attending a showing.
8. Encourage the use of masks and gloves while viewing a home.
9. Ask buyers to refrain from touching any surfaces in a home (including light switches and
interior doorknobs). Do not share phones, pens or tablets.
10. Minimize the time physically present at the home. After a showing, rather than engaging in
a discussion with your clients while still at the property, consider waiting to discuss the home
via email or phone.


About the Author

Rob Sherman

Hi, I'm Rob Sherman and I'd love to assist you. Whether you're in the research phase at the beginning of your real estate search or you know exactly what you're looking for, you'll benefit from having a real estate professional by your side. I'd be honored to put my real estate experience to work for you.