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Facing COVID-19 in the Real Estate Industry

RE/MAX Partners Realty Practicing Prevention and Preparedness

Grinnell, IA As a leader in the Midwest real estate industry, RE/MAX Partners Realty is navigating the COVID-19 pandemic with one goal in mind: to serve its clients while keeping safety at the forefront. While many unknowns exist, the brokerage and its agents are practicing a variety of innovative ways to prevent the spread of the virus, prepare for the effects it will have on the economy and communities it serves and ensure its clients continue to experience the greatest level of service possible, given regulations and parameters. These steps include the following:

LISTINGS: Listings will be placed with 360º tours whenever possible. Agents will continue to share new properties and encourage their clients to review the listings in depth before visiting a property.

SHOWINGS: All showings must occur virtually before a physical showing takes place. In addition to availability of 360º tours, agents are trained to assist with sharing properties live through various digital platforms such as FaceTime and Zoom. Physical showings will occur only if all parties comply with the CDC guidelines to protect themselves and others as outlined on At this time, it is suggested that no more than two visitors are present at one time. Sellers will also be required to adhere to the CDC guidelines and ensure cleanliness of the property; they will reserve the right to not allow a showing based on their discretion and comfort level. If anyone associated in the showing has been in contact with COVID-19 or shows any symptoms, the showing will be postponed until all requirements can be met.

CONTRACTS: All contracts will be written and signed electronically unless otherwise authorized. As new COVID-19 cases arise, disclosures covering COVID-19 for both buyers and sellers may be implemented.

OFFICE HOURS: Both offices –– in Grinnell and Marshalltown –– will be closed to visitors and will only open for mandatory face-to-face meetings. Visitors must follow CDC guidelines to protect themselves and others as outlined on and RE/MAX Partners Realty will continue to practice a high level of cleanliness and hygiene within its office spaces.

“We are in unprecedented territory right now, but we will do everything in our power to press forward for our clients and their needs – the world doesn’t stop for those in need of a place to live, a workspace, a sale to go through –– and we see these situations every day,” says Matt Karjalahti, Broker & Agent at RE/MAX Partners Realty. “We have been monitoring news and updates on a daily basis and will continue to do so –– if any of our clients have any questions, we’re certainly here for them and encourage them to contact us via phone or email.”

To stay updated on real estate industry news and suggestions, visit For more information on the COVID-19 virus and how to prevent, prepare and take action if you believe you may be sick, visit

RE/MAX Partners Realty is the premier real estate brokerage in Polk, Marshall and Poweshiek Counties, offering top tier advisement while tailoring services and communications to its clients’ needs. RE/MAX Partners Realty offers dynamic options to ensure transactions are informed and seamless. Explore online tools at or email the RE/MAX Partners Realty team at

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