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Letter: Keeping safe and getting on with business

  • Author: Jacob Kaufman
    | Opinion
  • Updated: May 14
  • Published May 14

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the social distancing, the disinfecting virtually everything you touch, in the real estate market, these spacial factors shouldn’t be a deterrent for people wanting to buy or sell a house.

As a home inspector myself, there have been guidelines implemented that prevent me from interacting with my clients during a home inspection, but it’s not the end all for those buying or selling. There are social media apps, like Zoom, that allow us inspectors to interact with our clients during and after the inspection. As for the home inspection itself, we (inspectors) wear full personal protective equipment gear: masks, gloves, booties for our shoes, Tyvek suits; bringing disinfectants like wipes and hand sanitizers to clean everything we come in contact with.

The unknown fear of catching the virus is real and completely understandable, but people should also be reassured that there have been measures in place to prevent the spread. Life has slowed down, but it hasn’t stopped. Be safe, be strong, we’re all in this together.

— Jacob Kaufman

Anchorage

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