Everyone needs a place to live and real estate businesses have been classified as an essential business during the coronavirus pandemic.

Karen Berget is owner of American Eagle Realty in Morris. She says the Minnesota Realtor Association has issued protocol for minimizing the chance of spreading the disease during showings. The recommendations include leaving lights on and doors open to avoid prospective buyers touching these areas…

“These are just precautions, that if you are living in your home and you have basically strangers, you know, an agent bringing in some buyers going through your home…You just want to protect your family, especially if you have anybody that’s vulnerable,” said Berget. “In fact, I would recommend that anybody who has vulnerable people in their home really consider whether or not they even want to have a showing at this point in time.”

Berget says other recommendations include only two adults and no children should be present during a showing, explore everything in virtual tours first to narrow your choices, and buyers should be pre-qualified with their lender before looking.

You can hear real estate tips with Karen Berget each week on the KMRS Ask the Experts program Monday morning at 9:10.


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