Our office is not open to walk-in traffic, however, we’re still here for you! You can still reach us by phone and our Realtors® are still available to answer any questions you may have via phone or email.
We want you to know that we understand that not everyone wants or needs to buy, sell, or rent real estate at this time. However, we have been designated as an essential service and we have put in place the following procedure to minimize the risks from Covid-19.
Instead, we are encouraging all our agents to host virtual open houses and video walk-throughs.
Talk to your Real Estate Agent or contact us if you would like a personal video walk-through.
Any agent requesting access to view a property, must agree to our online Covid-19 Safety Precautions. You can review the full list of terms below
We’re asking that all buyers opt for a virtual walk-through of the property they’re interested in viewing. However, if a physical visit is necessary, to ensure your safety and that of others, we ask that buyers and agents follow the below showing procedures in order to follow social distancing protocols. We have also asked all occupants of listed properties to complete a Health Disclosure.
Are houses still selling?
Yes. Most listings on the market currently are in a have to sell position, and most buyers shopping are also in a must buy position. We have many clients who are still in a must buy, or must sell position.
Health and safety remain paramount. Health authorities have asked all Ontarians to reduce or eliminate in-person interactions, so we have found many ways to leverage technology to buy and sell properties.
Can properties still be viewed?
During this time, the health and safety of all involved is paramount. Buyers are encouraged to leverage the virtual options made available on listings before they view them in person. Most of the Condo buildings introduced a strict policy on who is eligible to access the building. We are continuously updating the list of all condo buildings and their restrictions.
Possible alternatives for face to face showings include using virtual tours, 360 walk-throughs, mobile measurement applications and digital floor plans instead of in-person viewings. For properties for sale we introduced a Virtual Package that allows us to market the property, as well TRREB enabled a Live Virtual Open Houses.
Are there other services available, like home inspections and legal services?
Many of the people who provide these services are still working, but also using technology to conduct their business. Home inspectors may not be offering in person services, but are offering virtual walk throughs of properties.
Legal services are available, and firms are managing closings on a case by case basis.
Can properties still close?
Yes, properties can still close. Along with real estate agent services, the Government of Ontario has ruled the Land Registry Service an essential service, so properties can close as scheduled.
Can you sell tenanted properties?
Tenant-occupied properties pose particular challenges. Tenants and landlords have respective rights under the Residential Tenancies Act, administered by the Landlord and Tenant Board, and particular attention must be paid to the tenant’s health and safety. For Landlords and Tenants issues we recommend to speak to the paralegal person.
Buyers are encouraged assess their interest through virtual options first. If they remain interested, you could work out a plan to safely view the property. Viewings should only occur with the tenant’s consent, however.
If you’d like to discuss how any of the above questions affects you, or if you would like to ask us questions about the real estate market that don’t appear on this list, or talk about your personal situation, please reach out to us and we are happy to connect, virtually.