If you are thinking about selling your house in Northern Colorado right now, then good news! Colorado's Shelter in Place COVID orders are set to be partially relaxed this Monday, April 27, allowing real estate showings to once again take place. Open Houses are still not allowed, however. Overall, this is great news, as most buyers want to physically step into a property before taking the plunge to purchase. Housing supply in Larimer and Weld County is at a 20 year low, which means that this is still a sellers' market.
The following is what the Colorado Association of Realtors recommended to Governor Polis on April 21:
Following Gov. Polis’ announcement to transition from Stay at Home guidelines to Safer at Home guidelines, including the loosening of some business and social activity restrictions beginning April 27, CAR proactively submitted recommendations to clarify essential real estate buying, selling and leasing activities and facilitate the appropriate and much needed opening of a pipeline of new real estate transactions to serve the demand and needs of a wide range of consumers, including those in delicate situations as a result of financial impacts, employment changes, family dynamic, and more.
The request, submitted to Gov. Polis, the Attorney General’s office, DORA, and the Division of Real Estate, recommended real estate Business Services, at a minimum, include the following activities:
– Scheduled listing appointments with prospective buyers, sellers, landlords or tenants where virtual meetings are not feasible.
– Placement of lockboxes and signage on property.
– Furniture staging and real estate still and virtual photography by licensees or professional photographers.
– Private, scheduled showings with no more than 3 people present in-home at any one time.
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James Sack, REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
1109 Oak Park Drive | Fort Collins, CO 80525
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