COVID-19 Protocols - Toronto & Thornhill Luxury Real Estate: Full Service Real Estate Michael Switzer Real Estate

New COVID-19 Procedures

As a leader in the real estate industry, we will take every safety precaution available when selling homes in this new age of Coronavirus.

As our province begins to slowly reopen, we are seeing a steady increase in real estate transactions and expect a flurry of sales once the ‘stay at home’ order is lifted.

So how is this going to work?? How are we going to sell homes safely??

Selling in a pandemic is obviously new to everyone so I have compiled some basic guidelines that I will be implementing on EVERY listing moving forward.

First things first, its starts with marketing…


Virtual showings, Agent walk-through Tours and Live Streamed Open Houses

Eye-catching photos and professional videography have always been a big part of our marketing. Our approach is to provide a highly detailed virtual experience, highlighting the property at its best. Since so many buyers are house hunting online, it’s vital that we take our marketing up a notch by offering an unrivaled virtual experience. The goal is to attract qualified ‘real’ buyers and provide them a more in-depth glimpse of the property.

This also reduces the number of in-person visits to only those who are true qualiied buyers.


Extra precautions for all showings will now be in place – Michael Switzer – Safe Listing Protocol

First things first, it starts off with good communication. Before scheduling any showings, we will make sure that all potential buyers/visitors have viewed the photos/videos, virtual tour, Matterport 3D renderings and agent walk thru videos to ensure only REAL buyers attend showings.

Michael will attend ALL showings to ensure that strict safety guidelines are being followed and control the situation, these safety guidelines include;

  • GOING EARLY TO OPEN THE DOOR AND TURN ON LIGHTS, WIPE DOWN SURFACES (BEFORE AND AFTER SHOWINGS)
  • BEFORE ENTERING THE HOME, VISITORS ARE GIVEN STRICT INSTRUCTIONS TO NOT TOUCH ANY SURFACES, LIGHT SWITCHES, WINDOW COVERINGS ETC AND NOT USE THE BATHROOM.
  • SHOWINGS WE BE LIMITED TO 3 PEOPLE GROUPS MAX.
  • MICHAEL WILL PROVIDE ‘SHOWING KITS’ FOR EACH PROPERTY WHICH WILL INCLUDE HAND SANITIZER, MASKS AND GLOVES, AND ALL VISITORS ENTERING THE HOME WILL BE REQUIRED TO SANITIZE THEIR HANDS, PUT ON GLOVES AND MASK.
  • MICHAEL WILL MONITOR THE SHOWING AND WIPE DOWN ALL SURFACES WITH DISINFECTING WIPES BEFORE LEAVING THE HOME.