Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Again, this is just reticules to me Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 . If I had a Seller that Loony Tunes I'd either tell them to pull the home off the market until this blows over OR ask them to find a RE agent as paranoid as themselves... it ain't me babe .

Mar 10, 2020 11:28 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

There are viruses everywhere and we cannot protect ourselves from all illness. Who doesn't get a cold every year? The coronavirus has created a scare that I have never seen before. I hope people get real soon!

Mar 10, 2020 04:00 PM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

I'd be looking for the hidden cameras. 

Mar 10, 2020 03:32 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I would recommend that the listing agent make sure all parties are briefed prior to the showings so buyers and their agent can decide what is best for them.

Mar 10, 2020 11:13 AM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

If I represent the buyer, I don't care what the seller is wearing (as long as all appropriate parts are covered).

If the buyer is uncomfortable walking into the house, I'd explain to the buyer that we can skip the house, or talk to the seller's agent about viewing the house at a time when the sellers are not home.  If neither of those options is acceptable, I would ask the buyer what he recommends and go from there.

Mar 10, 2020 02:53 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I’m still googling PPE.
This is not a thing in San Diego so I’m parked and reading.

Mar 10, 2020 12:51 PM
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

A slap off the side of the head!!!  0=:o)

Mar 10, 2020 08:34 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker


Mar 10, 2020 07:50 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What's PPE?

No doubt it would raise concerns that might not have existed for the buyers.

Mar 10, 2020 05:57 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I would not enter such a house and I suspect most visitors would also be driven away.

In order to sell for the best results, the seller should move out permanently.

Mar 10, 2020 04:44 PM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate


I think that the seller should not have been there in their hazmat outfits. Are they contagious? They are saying they are in a way aren't they? Agent should have handled it better.

Just paranoid foolery.

Mar 10, 2020 01:25 PM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I would ask if they could go on vacation for a bit or visit friends during showing times.  I would also offer to be there if that would make them more comfortable.  Hazmat outfits would definitely be off limits.  I do like number one, though, wait til it all blows over, if there can be no compromise.

Mar 10, 2020 11:33 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I'd think the sellers are looney tunes and would pray that my buyers didn't like the house enough to purchase this one! #BadVibes

Mar 10, 2020 09:57 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671


I will let you know what I would do if I ever step into this situation.


Mar 10, 2020 08:23 PM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Annette I am totally with Bob "RealMan" Timm .  If the family has an autoimmune deficiency then they shouldn't be selling their home at this time of uncertainty.

Mar 10, 2020 06:43 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Wow! What a vsual that presents Annette. I'd wait until all this blows seems like #3 is the result of poor communication or sellers are prone to mass hysteria.

Mar 10, 2020 06:12 PM
Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

If I am looking to buy the house I assume they are sick and leave

Mar 10, 2020 02:31 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

There is a section for private remarks for this type of scenario!

It has gotten way out of hand in my opinion.

Mar 10, 2020 12:28 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


The imagination and solutions of humans always are a surprise.  Like many of us have said, common sense is no longer common...A

Mar 10, 2020 12:17 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

After I stopped laughing I'd explain to my clients that it's most likely this home is squeaky clean. I'd suggest we definitely look at the home, but ignore the sellers and agent who will probably be watching to see if we touch any surfaces. 

It would be a strange showing for sure.

Mar 11, 2020 05:24 AM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

I would pull the buyers aside and warn them not to say anything or listen to anyting as it could hurt them. Then i would encourage the buyers to walk away. If the buyers want to proceed i would demand the listing agent exit the house, as i have an appointment with the house not the listing agent. The i would pump the sellers for as much information as possible, which is a pretty lot if handled correctly. Afterwards i would give the listing agent piece of my mind for not warning me ahead of time.Listing agents at a showing is a huge disservice to the sellers because buyers can not bring up objections for their agent to negate. This leaves the buyers with unanswered question and objections that are harder to work through after leaving the house. Plus, if the listing agent is this controlling from the start then they are likely to try and micro-manage the entire deal.

Mar 11, 2020 05:21 AM
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

Before even entering, I would confront the agent about this and find out why it was being done.  If agent is wearing because Sellers are being isolated, then the showing would be called off.  if they are being silly, then ask them to step out while you show the house.  It is too distracting and unneverving for Buyers to deal with that; they won't focus on the house.  If the Sellers are that big of germaphobes, they then shouldn't let anyone in the house until this paranoia blows over.  Simply an opinion....

Mar 10, 2020 11:30 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I would explain to my clients that this might be a property and homeowner that might not make the best transaction.  I'd suggest moving on unless they are madly in love with the house.  I wouldn't communicate with the homeowners or agent unless an offer was forthcoming.

Mar 10, 2020 09:39 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

You lost me at PPE. 

Mar 11, 2020 10:11 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

If I were representing the potential buyers, I would suggest we move on!

Mar 11, 2020 04:35 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

If the family were that protected, I would probably think they were sick and would be inclined not to go in as the current virus seems to be aptly spread by surfaces and it's hard not to touch anything.

Mar 11, 2020 11:30 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not expect this to happen.

Mar 11, 2020 06:55 AM