Q. Are you seeing any changes to real estate with the growing concern of COVID-19?

A. With the recent development of COVID-19, there has been an increase in demand for virtual tours for homes, both sellers and buyers are requesting some showings to be held this way, via FaceTime or other virtual tour program. Some sellers are making special requests for buyers that are physically viewing homes to wear gloves or masks and to refrain from touching items if possible. Open houses are still being hosted and traffic to them is still strong. Some sellers are temporarily taking their homes off the market if they are not allowing showings during this time. Nationally, some states are seeing “COVID-19 Clauses” being added to contracts explaining what to do if there is a quarantine and the closing date needs to be extended.