Our current response to COVID-19
In the North Carolina stay-at-home order that is currently in place, as well as the orders in our local counties and municipalities, home inspections have been deemed essential as a part of the home appraisal and closing process. As such, at this time we are continuing to serve our clients real estate inspection needs.
In response to the spread of COVID-19 in our community, our team at Nest Egg Home Services has been monitoring and adhering to all recommendations made by the CDC, and has put in place protocols that will enable us to continue providing high-quality services to our clients. With everyone’s safety in mind we have implemented the following protocols for both our team and any subcontractors we coordinate to complete ancillary inspection services:
- We are requiring our inspectors to decline inspections if they are not feeling well or if they feel at risk going into a home.
- Our inspectors will sanitize themselves before and after each appointment
- Our inspectors will be bringing their own sanitizing and personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves.
- Our inspectors will maintain a six-foot distance between themselves and others, will be avoiding physical contact, and will not be shaking hands during this time.
For our buyers or buyers’ agents: Based on recommendations from county health officials as well as our local realtor board, we are requesting that clients do not attend the home inspection. Alternatively, we are offering virtual Face Time or Zoom walk-through video calls at the end of inspections, or conference calls after the inspection has been completed.
For our sellers and sellers’ agents: We respect you, the sellers, your families, and your home just as much as we do our clients and staff. It is our goal to leave your home in the same condition we found it, which is more important now than ever. We ask for your help and support through the following:
- Try not to be home during the home inspection appointment. We understand this may not be possible and can make accommodations if you cannot.
- If you must be home during the inspection, please attempt to limit your movement to one room to help us all follow the best practices of social distancing.
- We will be taking precautions during our inspection including the use of gloves. However, out of an abundance of caution, we encourage you to sanitize your home after the inspection is complete focusing on higher touch areas such as doorknobs, light switches, handles, and faucets.
We appreciate your understanding of our recent changes and would appreciate any feedback or comments. We will continue to follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and are closely monitoring CDC reports for updates and guidance.