Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties)

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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Doesn't anyone remember about Docusign? No virus on those papers.

Feb 25, 2020 12:59 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

I am not subscribed to Inman so unable to read article.

Wow Lise Howe! Scanning, wiring and emailing are still viable, virtual options. There were a few people from St. George who were on a cruise line that held infected people. A woman did get it and was taken to a Japanese hospital while her husband was taken to Texas to be quarantined.

Feb 25, 2020 12:54 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

Can't documents be sent in and out?  

Feb 25, 2020 12:49 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Getting a non-revocable POA to deed away real estate can be tough here in Florida.  Definitely have an attorney draw it up; the same attorney who will be closing the sale.

Feb 25, 2020 12:28 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

It's always something - right?

Feb 26, 2020 07:14 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have not been affected by a buyer or seller yet and i hope not to be. We have a steady flow of chinese buyers in our area. 

Feb 26, 2020 05:40 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Out here in Cali, docusign can be used for everything except the grant deed and one or two other papers.  To notarize, usually you need to go to a US embassy or consulate, when in a foreign country (or so I've heard).


None of my clients have ANY desire to hop on a plane for a 40 minute flight, let alone a long distance one.  I know my vacation plans have been cancelled and I'm refreshing my disaster supplies.

Feb 25, 2020 11:15 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I had buyers who couldn't make it due to unforseen scheduling (it happens when working with military and oil field workers) but I don't ever remember it being a problem to reschedule. There never seemed to be any grumbling on either end but maybe that's just the North Dakota way  Lise Howe 

Feb 25, 2020 06:50 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I didn't see the article but "news" of the Coronavirus seems to be making lots of "news" in our world which is seemingly ever-dependent on filler.  Definitely noteworthy but so many things are likely not reported(or under-reported).  

Feb 25, 2020 03:53 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

EVERYONE e-signs these days - the only thing requiring notarization is the deed around here - even the banks e-sign and you can do it on your phone. So this should largely be a non-issue but folks who know they are gonna be traveling should be making preparations. 

Business should be as usual, unless someone is so ill that they lack capacity perhaps.

Feb 25, 2020 03:33 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Inman stirring the fear pot as is everyone else, and I agree with Lyn Sims 

Feb 25, 2020 03:29 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I hadn't seen the article so thanks. It does make you think about the implications of quarantines, timing, and related matters.

Feb 25, 2020 12:59 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I will look this week to stock pile N95 type surgical masks.  It is not going to affect North America it is how soon we will contract to this men made SAR modified virus. Nephew is a RNA mathmatician I am sure he is similating it writing his research papers/

Feb 25, 2020 12:53 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

If they were going to out of the country during the process I would certainly suggest they establish a PoA

Feb 26, 2020 09:17 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for the link. 

Feb 26, 2020 09:17 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hoping that this will not become an increasing problem.

Feb 26, 2020 04:07 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Sellers sign remotely all the time. Why does it matter where they happen to be?

Feb 26, 2020 09:04 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

If they are traveling abroad, you bet I'm suggesting they have a POA in the event one or both are quarantined or travel delays/restrictions are imparted upon them. 

In our business, we ALWAYS need to be on our toes with a Plan-B!

Feb 26, 2020 10:12 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

We have a large foreign born population in the San Francisco Bay Area. I would not be surprised to see the horrible virus have an effect on our market in either narrow or broad ways.

For instance, the impact on the stock market could reduce the cash available for a down payment.

Feb 26, 2020 03:05 PM