Stay Home, Stay Safe – SAVE LIVES
We have received a number of calls and emails with concerns of other agent’s that continue to promote that they, or they and their Seller, can still do an in-person showing of a listed property while the Governor’s ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ order is in place. REALTORS® have been deemed non-essential by the Governor's office and have strengthened the penalty for non-compliance. There are ways to continue servicing your clients REMOTELY, however, in Michigan, in-person contact with a client or consumer for the purposes of showing a home or other real property represents a clear violation of the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-21.
We do not want our SEBAR REALTORS® to be viewed as professionals that aren't willing to do our part to protect the health of the citizens of Michigan. The Governor has made it very clear in her public comments that violating the order will result in double fines and will put your license at risk. The “Stay-at-Home” order remains in effect through midnight on April 13, 2020, unless it is modified or extended.
We want to be part of the solution – not part of the problem.
As we all try to do our part, it is important to understand what REALTORS® can still do under the Executive Order. The Order does NOT prevent REMOTE real estate activity.
- continue to work with potential buyers and sellers to identify their client’s needs
- sign listing and/or buyer agency contracts remotely
- assist Sellers with providing their own photographs and/or video tours
- show Sellers that you are looking out for their well-being while also continuing to promote their property via remote video tours, adding labels and descriptions to photos, etc.
Remember to always check with your broker/manager regarding any questions for those purchase contracts already in place, regarding how you can proceed for remote closings etc. via phone, email, or video conferences.