The current situation is severely curbing our everyday marketing, sales and processing of real estate transactions. Buyers, sellers, lenders and everyone in the real estate community is affected.
Fortunately, we have electronic solutions which facilitate a safer environment for everyone involved. The internet is in fact, tailor-made for the pandemic world we’re in right now.
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Beyond the obvious need for disinfection, the biggest change is strictly limiting the number of attendees at any home. This, along with the use of appropriate PPE and disinfection practices, is how we endeavour to work safely while protecting buyers, sellers and their homes.
Unaccompanied Home Inspections
Although a home inspector cannot work remotely, home inspection reports can be fetched remotely, payments made by e-transfer or credit card, and a telephone consultation held with the home inspector after the inspection report has been delivered.
How it works...
After the inspection, photos and relevant notes are reviewed by the inspector. An easy-to-read report is published and posted on the web within just a few hours.
A download link to the report is delivered by email. The report includes benefits such as colour photos and illustrations, and links to relevant reference materials. The Home Reference Book is still available for free download, as part of the home inspection report.
Learn more about web-based home inspection reports.
Gil Strachan is a professional home inspector, representing Electrospec Home Inspection Services in east-central Ontario since 1994.