Real Estate Opens Statewide

As of Tuesday afternoon, May 19, 2020, real estate is back in business across Pennsylvania after two months of shut down. The best news – showings are on! All real estate professionals are now able to work within health and safety guidelines, including realtors, home inspectors, appraisers, and office staff. Here’s what you need to know about the guidelines as they will affect all buyers and sellers.

1. Masks are required.
2. Verbal health screening for all parties within 24 hours of meeting/showing.
3. Maximum of 3 persons for showings (i.e. realtor and 2 clients) with appropriate social distancing.
4. Showings must be scheduled at least 30 minutes apart.
5. Any surfaces that were contacted must be sanitized.
6. Utilize separate transportation to showings, meetings, etc.
7. All meetings/showings by appointment only and records kept, including participants’ contact information.
8. Additional release form(s) related to Covid-19 may be required. (Currently being reviewed and updated by Pennsylvania Association of Realtors.)
9. Anything that can be done by real estate professionals via telework must continue to be done remotely.
10. Marketing is encouraged to be virtual and, of course, no open houses.

Keep in mind that the guidelines are constantly evolving. As updates occur I will keep you informed. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. But for now, let’s get your real estate needs taken care of!


Pricing Your Home to Sell 

What is the big deal about pricing your home right to sell? As a home seller, you may be thinking, “Wow, this market is great. There are so many buyers looking for homes they’ll pay anything! I’ll just mark my price up and see what offer I get.”

Unfortunately, this kind of thinking backfires. Even though buyers are looking for homes, they are pretty savvy and know what homes are selling for. Also, their real estate agent will be checking comparable homes to see what your home should be listed for and how your home compares to other homes on the market.

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Is A Multi-Generational Home Right for You?

Multi-generational living is on the rise. It’s not unusual for grandparents, parents, and children to live under the same roof. But is multi-generational living right for you? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of living in the same home with several generations of one family.

The 2024 Housing Market is Heating Up | Lancaster County, PA

This year’s housing market is off to a great start! Are you a home buyer or a home seller? Are you curious to know the latest 2024 spring housing market stats? Let’s take a look at what’s happening with the housing market both locally in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, area and nationally. We’ll take a look at home sales, housing inventory, home prices, and other key points.