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27 Mar 2020


We hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy. This is to update you regarding Muskoka Getaway and the Covid-19 situation.

On Monday March 23rd the Government of Ontario ordered all non-essential businesses to close the following day. While real estate agent services are among the businesses considered essential, our professional body has clarified that the only real estate activity allowed is that which permits transactions to close.

So this is not business as usual. Real estate agents are only permitted to engage in new business if the Seller faces “dire and immediate” financial consequences if they cannot sell their property. And for Buyers, only if they have no place to live if they cannot purchase a home. Furthermore, our work must be carried out using digital and virtual methods wherever possible.

The Muskoka Getaway team has moved to remote work. Therefore, we are unable to engage in any face-to-face business. That includes open houses, in-person showings, meetings or public office hours, until further notice.

For listings that continue to be active, we advise the following;

  • We have been advised that it is inappropriate to promote active listings to any great extent at this time
  • In-person showings are unlikely

If you are a buyer, we advise the following;

  • Exhaust all virtual and digital viewings
  • In-person showings are unlikely
  • Appraisals and home inspections may not be available
  • Consider an offer with a condition on a later date

We encourage you to contact us to discuss your options.

Our focus right now is to follow the advice of public health professionals to the letter so that we may return to normal as soon as we responsibly can. In the meantime, please continue to minimize social contact and exercise best practices. Don’t get discouraged. We will get through this.

Sharon, George and the Muskoka Getaway Team

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