We're Open: Real estate agent showing homes while social distancing

Posted at 3:56 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 21:52:33-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Real estate agents, like many of us, have adjusted how they do their job every day to do their part in flattening the curve.

Real estate agents in Kentucky have been deemed essential. One real estate advisor in Lexington says he knows he's lucky to be considered essential.

"That's something that we take very seriously. We don't want that essential status to go away," Devon Ramage of The Brokerage Real Estate Advisors said. "And so what we're doing is we're taking every precaution that we can to make sure people are safe."

Ramage says those precautions have been changes like giving virtual tours when possible and not driving buyers from house to house.

"Every time I go in, or in between showings, I'll sanitize the house. Just wipe surfaces down and that sort of thing. We wear gloves. I take shoes off, any time I go in or we wear the shoe covers."

Despite the changes, the real estate advisor says he has several houses pending, just in the past couple of weeks.

"I would advise anybody who is thinking about it, talk to your real estate advisor. Give a real estate advisor a call because we know what the market looks like now, but we don't know what the market is going to look like on the back end."

But for now, with interest rates still low, the market is good.