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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

my firm is currently using serve pro, a tried and true company we trust to clean for new buyers and our office.

May 12, 2020 11:23 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have not seen any such services offered in my area, Annette. 

My opinion ... not my/broker/agent responsibility.  The buyers as the new owners have that responsibility.
Why continue to tangle the COVID-19 web? 

May 12, 2020 08:59 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Seems like everybody & their brother is offering to sellers, a free, pre-listing deep-cleaning for listing with them. 

And, to buyers, a free deep-cleaning after Closing, if they buy with them. 

In my opinion, and you may find this strange, it's a liability. What if someone gets sick, saying they relied on my cleaning crew to clean all surfaces and they know they caught the virus in their new home, etc.?

May 12, 2020 12:40 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast


And my ServicePro guy would be my only company of choice, given he existed pre-Wuhan Virus. Johnny-come-lately become fly-by-nightly.

May 12, 2020 11:33 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

I worry about recommending one then a buyer gets sick. Have you seen all these scary advertisements for contact tracker jobs? They research your phone with all the phone companies to see all the people you were near in the past 3 weeks and knock on doors and bang on windows to make people quarantine. If you hired a disnfectant company and the buyer got sick it would be so difficult as maybe the guy with the bleach in his hands was a silent carrier?  Watch someone will come out with a bomb sprayer that can kill virus  I just looked there is one oh my oh my

BioCide Mold Bomb Fogger - kills virus

May 12, 2020 11:36 AM
Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA

I'm having a professional that has been in the business for years clean the new homes I'm finishing before the buyers move in.  It's the right thing to do, but not using anyone new in business that I don't know.  These guys do mold remediation and clean up after flooding and water damage, so they are golden on getting rid of bad stuff.

May 12, 2020 11:31 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I have only seen stuff advertised on TV showing churches being steamed so to speak. Walmart now has standard guys that are spraying carts.

I have not used or recommended anything.

May 12, 2020 10:45 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have not seen anything of this type yet.

May 12, 2020 09:52 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Outsourcing what a person can do to another person is business as usual

May 12, 2020 09:44 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I haven't seen this in our market yet. Thanks for sharing the information.

May 12, 2020 09:04 AM
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

I've only had one such company contact me and I failed to ask questions about their processes.

May 12, 2020 08:40 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

The only thing I have seen is my cleaning lady texting to see if I need a cleaning...

I want to get away from all the no, I do not read those ads and  I am not offering or suggesting any particular cleaning.


May 13, 2020 06:10 AM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

I read an article about a company based in Tampa that usually cleans crime scenes and such.  Evidently, they have been busier than ever.  I'm not sure if they are doing residential house or mostly commercial.  The article written at the beginning of the pandemic, so it may have changed since then.

May 12, 2020 07:21 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Have not seen it.

May 12, 2020 03:31 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I'm hearing ads including duct cleaning and disinfecting, but I wouldn't recommend any of it to any buyers. If a buyer wants to do it before they move in, that's their decision.

May 12, 2020 02:35 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I have not run into or heard from any decontamination companies. Yet, I have been wondering how buyers will feel about moving into a new house that the first need to thoroughly clean...not the normal clean of the past...a whole new kind of cleaning.

May 12, 2020 01:29 PM
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

Interesting. I have not heard this as yet, so will be watching responses here.  Good question!


May 13, 2020 10:07 PM
Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

My brother runs a Serv Pro franchise in Maryland. He says he is starting to see these (decontamination) requests from property management companies between tenants.

May 13, 2020 06:31 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ


May 12, 2020 08:26 AM