From the Star Ledger:
Real estate agents are still working, but they said many buyers and sellers are putting their plans on hold.
“I have three potential sellers I was preparing to work with. All three have decided to wait at my recommendation,” said Darren Pecoraro, a broker associate with Keller Williams West Monmouth. “It’s just too risky right now, and we need to be concerned with liability as well.”
His company decided to have all clients sign a hold harmless agreement, just in case someone gets sick despite precautions. Other agencies have followed suit.
Chiquita Pittman, a sales associate with RE/MAX Platinum who works primarily in Middlesex, Somerset and Monmouth Counties, said she’s taking every precaution on home showing requests while following guidelines from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
“We use disposable gloves, shoe covers and hand sanitizer,” Pittman said. “We turn on all the lights and open cabinets and doors for all showings.”
But the reality is that there haven’t been many showing requests since the governor’s stay-at-home order, she said.