Should I move out before I setup contactless viewings?

In light of COVID-19, we have put precautions into place to make sure that Flip listers and renters can view potential new homes as safely as possible. This means that it is perfectly safe for you to setup and host contactless viewings even while you are still living in the unit (or someone else is still living here). A few things to keep in mind:

Leave thirty minutes before your first viewing window

Open up viewing slots for times of the day when you know you will be able to be out of the house for at least an hour. For example, if you're working from home, open up the early afternoon when you know you'll want to take a lunch break and it will be warm enough to go for a long walk.

Come home thirty minutes after your last viewing window

According to experts, the virus can only remain airborne for a period of 30 minutes. If someone booked a viewing at noon then you shouldn't return to your place until at least 1:30.

Renters must wear masks at all times

Each renter who books a viewing will be warned about Flip guidelines for what to do and what to wear during a contactless viewing, including that they must wear a mask at all times.

Leave hand sanitizer by the door

We are doing our best to include extra personal protective equipment like hand sanitizer and masks in your keybox shipment so that you can leave it by your unit door or hanging on the keybox itself. If we weren't able to get this up and running in time for you, and you have either hand sanitizer or extra masks on hand, leave them by the door. This will make it very hard for prospective viewers not to oblige.


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