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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

       They can keep their precious house.  There is NO WAY that I am going to show that property.    



Jul 10, 2020 08:52 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I posted a question about precautions for high risk sellers of a listing and got a lot of opinions and great tips. I then spoke with my best friend who is a residential broker, CRS, and she told me that what I failed to take into consideration is that the agents are following the guidelines already for their buyers and themselves. In other words, I don't really need to herd cats because everybody is on board.
You're doing what you gotta. I would not take that seller. I hope your strategy works.

Jul 10, 2020 06:45 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

I think that is ridiculous... we are all  doctors licensed to diagnose?  

What if you miss one?  Like the fever comes the next day?

What if your thermometer malfunctions?

Time to make sure your E and O is paid up.

I can't wait till the elections are over...I bet the panic will dissappear.


Jul 10, 2020 07:54 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I have not seen that ... yet.  We have a laundry list of protocols we must follow ... no open houses, globes, masks, botties, hand sanitizer, disinfecting a home prior to and after every showing, etc. 

That question did come up in a legal zoom meeting ... several attorneys advised us against taking temperatures .... due to the increased liability. If I were asked to do that, I would decline. 

Jul 10, 2020 06:57 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I have not had such a request.

Who is going to monitor this? Who will be taking the visitors temperatures? Do you plan to be at all showings? In our area, only an agent and max of two additional parties can attend a viewing. That leaves the listing agent out unless also representing the potential buyers.

Our standard paperwork sets out the requirements for the known health status of visitors which must be attested to. It is a form signed by buyers and the agent accompanying them...and inspectors, appraiser and any one else who visits the property.

What if the seller required proof of a coronavirous test having been taken within the last 24 hours? It is the same kind of over-the-top demand by someone who will be more trouble than they are worth.

I would pass on that listing.

Jul 10, 2020 08:51 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have not heard of this.  I am not a doctor and would not be taking people's temperature.  Listing agents are generally NOT present at showings in my neck of the woods.

Jul 10, 2020 07:43 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No, but with today's technology it wouldn't be hard to check a persons temp. If there are elderly people in the home that aren't 100% healthy, then the precaution would be justified. I just carry a digital thermometer, if owners are home, I jsut ask them if they would like me to check my temp before showing. They all say " no". A mask is usally enough, and don't touch anything. Most doors are left open, and they take care of disinfecting door knobs when we leave. They like to see that others are taking Covid-19 and their health concerns seriously.

Jul 10, 2020 07:36 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


There are all kinds of extremes going on.  Fear is a powerful emotion.  A

Jul 10, 2020 07:18 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

No, I have not seen that request yet, a little extreme in my opinion. Masks and gloves are requested in some homes, not all though. 

Jul 10, 2020 06:44 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

I think that's nuts.  But hey why don't you get yourself a doctors coat and wear that too along with one of those super heavy duty masks.  And don't forget your doctor tool box.  LOL

Jul 10, 2020 11:11 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

No. This hasn't happened here and I seriously doubt it would

Jul 10, 2020 09:55 AM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

I have not seen it yet. The risk management issues would be tough to manage since the listing agent is not usually present at showings. If I, as the listing agent, was required to be there for every showing to take temps, I would consult my principal broker and E& O provider, before agreeing to the listing. I doubt I would assume the risk. If there is that much concern, the seller would be better waiting to sell. Or move out if they needed to sell now.

Jul 10, 2020 08:08 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

LOL no-but a fair question. San Diego....

As a listing agent, this is what I expect at my listings and enforce:

  • Sign a PEAD form (COVID hold harmless)
  • Wear a mask
  • Wash hands at front door or wear gloves
  • Remove shoes on carpeted areas
Jul 10, 2020 07:31 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

No and I haven't heard of anyone experiencing that

Jul 10, 2020 06:50 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Paranoiac or not, do not put your home on the market, if you live there. Too much stress for everybody.

Jul 12, 2020 10:11 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

It is hard to show occupied properties. 

Jul 12, 2020 10:01 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Not a bad idea, this tool could be very useful and a selling point to future clients.

Jul 10, 2020 12:57 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not to my knowledge!

Jul 10, 2020 07:10 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Mandated?  No.

Jul 10, 2020 07:06 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

nope, haven't heard that at all.

Jul 10, 2020 10:49 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No, most listings say if you are experiencing symptoms, stay home!

Jul 10, 2020 06:57 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

No way! And if that's their request, I'm not the right agent for them and think they should reconsider selling in the first place.  I'm growing very weary of chasing disclosures all day long for showings either on my listings or for my buyers.  Enough!  Being born involves a risk of bad things happening.  This sue-happy-culture has to get a grip. 

Jul 12, 2020 04:25 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

It is getting close to that. Better have the nice ones that just zap your forehead.

Jul 10, 2020 01:05 PM