For Current Buyers & Sellers:
We recognize that real estate is different than it was a few weeks ago. At RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate we have taken steps to close our office to the public and we encourage our property sellers to “meet” with their agents online. Video chat and screen sharing software makes all of this relatively easy and comfortable. We are happy to see you, even if we cannot shake your hand at this time.
Additionally, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver has recommended against open houses at this time. We feel that it is just not in the best interests of our home owners or potential buyers to hold open houses. The good news is we live in a time where we have access to amazing 3D Virtual Tour technology, and we have put in place procedures to minimize the contact that people have with properties on the market. We are requesting that potential property buyers view the virtual tour first to determine if they would like to see a property before an in-person showing. Additionally, we are not currently allowing children at any property showings. We are requesting that potential buyers do not touch anything (door knobs, surfaces, etc) in a property. Your REALTOR® will open all doors for you and follow sanitation procedures afterwards.
If you home has sold, or you have purchased a property, but it has not yet closed, rest assured that our conveyance team is working diligently (and digitally) to finalize property sales. We have spoken with all of the lawyers for sales already in our system. Each has confirmed that they are indeed working, and expect sales to close as normal.
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|Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)||If you have stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support. The CERB provides $500 a week for up to 16 weeks. https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html||Apply starting April 6, 2020|
|Lawyers & Real Estate Transactions||BC Court of Appeals has recognized that the current circumstances may make it difficult for certain individuals to sign paperwork in person with their lawyers. The court has made allowances for certain individuals to sign via video chat with their attorneys as witnesses on the video. ASK YOUR LAWYER for more information on this if you feel that this applies to your quarantine situation.||N/A|
|Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA)||LTSA has updated the list of supporting documents for which a true copy may be used in place of the original document. True copies accepted during the COVID-19 situation now include Certificates from Vital Statistics and Court Certified Documents. This means designates can now submit true copies of supporting documents such as death certificates, marriage certificates, and change of name certificates, and that documents such as a Certificate of Judgement and Certificate of Pending Litigation can also be submitted now as true copies.||N/A|
|Your RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate agent||Your REALTOR® can help you navigate through these changing times. Their focus is to continue to provide you with professional service, with your health and safety in mind. Contact your agent and they will be happy to assist you and answer any of your questions.||N/A|