Florida Governor Issues Statewide Stay-at-Home Order
This afternoon, April 1, 2020, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order calling for all Floridians to stay home except to obtain essential services. This order is effective tomorrow at midnight.
Per the order, residential and commercial real estate, including settlement services, are considered essential.
In every real estate market, no matter how unprecedented, there are properties that are bought and sold. How are Realtors showing properties in today’s world? We are doing virtual showings. A virtual showing is when a licensed real estate agent tours the listing and utilizes a video chat with their client. We have the technology! So much of what we do as real estate agents involves technology, and this is no different. The process can be made easy for you. We are also doing remote closings, practicing social distancing, and following CDC policies and procedures to keep our communities safe.
The National Association of Realtors is also urging the passage of a Remote Notarization Bill. A new bill introduced in the Senate would pave the way for remote notarizations across state borders and make it easier for buyers and sellers to complete transactions entirely digitally. Read more
As we know things are changing ever so quickly and I will update you with new real estate developments as they come.
Be safe and well, Chris