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Keeping You and Your Clients Safe and Healthy From COVID

July 2, 2020

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With the craziness that society has adapted to over the past few months as an effect of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, it is easy to become overly excited to get back to business as usual. While cases may be decreasing as our hospitals are more prepared to handle COVID-19 patients than before, many states are lifting stay-at-home orders and allowing restaurants and businesses to reopen. However, the likelihood of a surge in cases within the next few months is high and we must all work together to uphold health and safety standards. 

You can keep yourself and your clients safe while returning to business as usual post-pandemic. Whether you’re meeting a client, hosting an open house, and guiding a private home tour, use this checklist to ensure that you are practicing the highest health and safety precautions to keep yourself and others around you safer from the virus. 

  • Ask yourself and your client these questions:
    • Have you been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days?
    • Have you displayed any of the following symptoms in the past 14 days:
      • Fever
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath
      • Sore throat
      • Muscle pain or weakness
      • Chills or repeated shaking with chills
    • If you or your client answer YES to any of these, cancel your appointment.
  • Bring the following items for you and your client(s):
    • Face mask (should always cover your nose and mouth completely)
    • Disposable gloves
    • Disposable shoe covers
    • Trash bag to safely dispose of personal protective items
    • Hand sanitizer (should contain at least 60% alcohol)
  • Always wash your hands, correctly wear and dispose of your personal protective items, and maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet
    • Do not re-wear disposable safety items, like gloves, masks, or shoe covers; be sure to dispose of these items properly after use
  • When inside the home, follow these precautions:
    • Avoid touching surfaces as much as possible
    • Maintain a 6-foot social distance through the duration of your tour
    • Do not remove your personal protective equipment (mask, gloves, shoe covers) for the duration of your tour

While businesses are reopening and returning back to normal, it’s easy to disregard your social distancing measures to get caught up in the excitement of showing an open house to a new client. Always ensure your clients that you are taking extra precautions to keep them and yourself safe and healthy from the coronavirus. Follow these guidelines while conducting business as well as in your everyday life.

Don’t forget that there are plenty of virtual tools to allow you to connect with and service your clients virtually! With video conferencing tools and virtual tour options, you can stay safe and healthy from home while helping your clients find their dream house.

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