Where to get the help you need in Sonoma County during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.
RE/MAX Marketplace wishes to extend all of our support to our community during this difficult time. As residents of Sonoma County, our resilience has been tested by fire, flood, power outages, and financial crises over the years which has displaced many, affected us deeply, and taught us how to be #SonomaCountyStrong.
The COVID-19 global pandemic is forcing all of us to shelter inside and is proving to be our next unprecedented challenge. As you know, Sonoma County has instituted a shelter in place policy similar to those in several Bay Area Counties. The situation will continue to change as the days go by and surrounding areas will likely follow shelter in place policies.
We are actively monitoring the rapidly changing situation related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy.
Please call 211 or click here if you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills or finding essential services.
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Here is the verbiage directly from the Sonoma County’s Shelter in Place Order:
"Service providers that enable residential transactions (including rentals, leases, and home sales), including but not limited to real estate agents, escrow agents, notaries, and title companies. Residential viewings should occur virtually as much as possible. In person residential viewings shall be by appointment only, and shall be limited to two visitors (from the same household or living unit) and one individual showing the unit. In person visits are not allowed when the occupant is still residing in the residence unless gloves, facial coverings, and shoe coverings are worn during the visit, there is no contact with staging items or personal property during the showing, and the seller or landlord cleans the property after the visit with products on the Environmental Protection Agency’s approved list of disinfectants, paying attention to any areas that may be commonly touched, such as door knobs, handles, counter tops, and staging items."
We understand that moving is often essential, so we are doing our best to work with our buyers and sellers to ensure that all parties are safe during the pandemic.
In addition to the County required protocols, we have implemented additional levels of screening before a buyer and their Realtor are permitted to enter our listings. We are now pre-screening agents and buyers alike to ensure that only ready, willing and able principals are entering the home. The buyer’s agent also needs to confirm that the buyer has viewed all of our virtual media, online property brochures, disclosures and any inspections if available. We are asking that agents provide us with the buyer’s pre-approval letter or proof of funds for cash purchases to further ensure that only qualified buyers are entering the residence.
In addition to implementing the above protocol, we are requesting that buyers present offers subject to inspection before entering the units.
We have geared up with proper protective gear to ensure that all parties are protected during visits.
Due to COVID-19, in order to keep everyone safe, we kindly ask that you follow this safety protocol when entering one of our open houses.
If you start to feel unwell within the next 14 days of viewing one of our homes, please let us know immediately!
We'll clean common surfaces. Wipe down the doorknobs, cabinet handles, counter tops, faucet handles, staging items and other areas the visitors may have accidentally touched.
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