Real estate agents work to protect clients and agents from COVID-19

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – With social distancing becoming the new norm, John Huggins, the president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Legacy Realty has taken steps to protect his agents and clients while still getting the job done.

Huggins says his team is now asking clients if they have felt ill or traveled recently. That ensures that potential home buyers can still walk into the house they may soon call home. But Huggins has a high-tech tool to help get his listing viewed. He has been giving clients virtual tours of homes they’re interesting in seeing. That helps them decide if they want to physically walk through the house.

And that’s not the only tool according to Stacey Fergerson, president of the Realtors Association of Southern Kentucky. She says new software helps those shopping for a house see what the floor plan looks like, which gives a different perspective than a video tour.

Still, with all these safety measures, Fergerson says the housing market is made up of focused buyers, many times those that have already sold their house and have to find a new one.