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Socially Distant Safe Homes

It stands to reason that unoccupied homes provide less opportunity for COVID-19 to thrive - as there is less touching of any surfaces. 

Naturally, we still want our clients to follow best practices for viewing homes.


Socially Distanced Options

Chris Holm

Whether buying or selling, hundreds of clients in the Armstrong and North Okanagan area have relied on Chris Holm since 2007...

Whether buying or selling, hundreds of clients in the Armstrong and North Okanagan area have relied on Chris Holm since 2007...

Apr 9 3 minutes read

Safety First.

  1. The Provincial Health Officer has designed real estate as an essential service, however to continue to service customers, essential services “…. must, however, follow the orders and guidance provided by the PHO to ensure safe operations and reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19”
  2. This guidance includes the recommendation to stay home (and not see a home for sale) if:

    1. You are Sick;
    2. You have a Fever;
    3. You have had contact with anyone with Covid19; or
    4. You have recently travelled;
    5. Plus any new guidance or orders as they are announced.
  3. Essential Services (like Realtors) can ONLY stay open/ interact with customers “if they can adapt their services and workplace to the orders of the Provincial Health Officer.”
  4. The Real Estate Council has required that licensees ask questions of their clients and attempt to minimize risks to themselves and their client by using digital tools where possible.
  5. The duty to ensure that these rules are being followed prior to entering a home will rest with the Listing Agent for the Seller.

These principals are being put into place a number of different ways by different brokerages, for example: some have a health questionnaires that must be delivered prior to entry or some are requiring listing agents to ask questions of parties entering a home.

These are temporary measures because we have the privilege of staying open during this pandemic and we hope this information helps  explain these as  “something we have to do” to comply with the guidance of the Provincial Health Officer.

Below is a list of  Socially Distance Friendly properties you may wish to consider. 






Below is a  list of all MLS® Below is a list of  Socially Distance Friendly properties you may wish to consider. This list updates automatically as new properties  hit the market in the North Okanagan.

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