Colorado Real Estate Property Showing Restrictions

by | Apr 7, 2020

Attorney General Position – No Colorado Real Estate Property Showings For Now

*Check post publish date and call me for any updates. The “no showings” timeline could be extended, or, though it is unlikely, it could be changed to be earlier than that date. This post was published when this information was current. The situation is changing rapidly, so check with me for details.*

This video is from Scott Peterson from the Colorado Association of Realtors®, released Monday April 5, 2020.

According to Scott and this video:

The designation of real estate transactions as a critical business is not intended to encompass the full spectrum of broker activities. Especially those activities, such as in person showings and open houses that could compromixe public health by expanding public exposure.

Source – YouTube – https://youtu.be/SY_TLpzgjGI

Business…Not As Usual

So, where does that leave us? Well, it leaves us in a similar position we were in yesterday. Showings were discouraged as it were, and this just changes from “discouraged” to “only essential.” How I was doing business up until this announcement was that I was willing to set up showings for people who were really ready to make on offer on a home.

Before they saw a home, we’d do everything we could to get to know the property without going inside it. Instead of having them go to the property, we’d look at the pictures, talk to the listing brokers, have the buyer drive by the property. Then, if they were really interested, we’d consider having either the listing broker or me go into the property for a video chat tour or I’d create a video.

If, after all other options were used, they really wanted to see the home, we’d move forward, and consider a property visit.

Now, we can still do most of those things that I mentioned above. But, until this order is lifted, people that work with me will understand fully what the positions of state officials are on an ongoing basis. 

What We Can Do

It is my opinion that real estate activity may bounce like an overinflated basketball after all this is over, so if you are considering a real estate move in Colorado, whether it be buying or selling, be ready.

We can still get ourselves ready to go. We can still communicate.

  • Buyers – Talk to a lender. Get a prequalification for financing. Determine what will happen with your current property or lease. 
  • Sellers – Have an analysis done of the property. Figure out what we may be able to ask for as listing price for your property. Determine what improvements and decluttering of the property might be done before listing it.

This is a tough situation, but it is what it is. There are still people who want to sell and there are still people who want to buy. Though this is a less than ideal situation for all of us, we’ve got to just keep pushing through it until the end.

I am here to help.

 

 

*Check post publish date and call me for any updates. The “no showings” timeline could be extended, or, though it is unlikely, it could be changed to be earlier than that date. This post was published when this information was current. The situation is changing rapidly, so check with me for details.*

Realtor® Paul Wozniak

Realtor® Paul Wozniak

Realtor® | Associate Broker | RE/MAX Alliance Fort Collins

Realtor® Paul Wozniak serves in Colorado, helping people buy and sell residential real estate, land and commercial property.

Paul specializes in communication and helping his clients make sound decisions with regards to real estate.

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