March 18th, 2020

Social distancing is completely changing the rules for real estate home tours and home closing procedures.  Like other industries, it will take some innovation to move forward with real estate transactions during COVID-19 related social distancing. Many homesellers are now asking “is it even possible to sell a home during COVID lockdown?”

As of Tuesday, March 17th, President Trump announced new guidelines: “My administration is recommending that all Americans, including the young and healthy, work to engage in schooling from home when possible, avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people, avoid discretionary travel and avoid eating and drinking in bars, restaurants, and public food courts.”

Here in Montana, Governor Bullock announced a statewide shelter in place order on March 27th. Even with these rules in place, we can still help you navigate the home selling process during these unprecedented times.

Virtual 3D home tours 

At Jody Savage Real Estate, our agents and staff are doing everything we can to help stop the spread of Coronavirus (CoVID-19) and heeding the guidelines of the Local and National government.  People are still searching, buying and selling homes despite the uncertainties right now. One way we can continue social distancing but allow buyers to view properties is our Virtual 3D tours.  Our tours allow buyers to walk through homes from their computer or mobile device.  We won’t be holding open houses for the next few weeks, but we will be showing property by appointment. We are taking extra precautions when showing homes. All our properties have 3D virtual tours so they can be viewed anytime.

Closing on a Home & Mortgage finalizing 

Not all parts of the closing process can be completed without person-to-person contact, but there are ways to finalize the sale of your home without undue risk to your health.  Currently, we are still closing on homes with minimal contact. We are meeting outside of the title company in our own vehicles and are able to sign documents but maintain the social distance of 6 feet.

Is it still a good time to buy a home?

The answer is yes! Mortgage rates are still low and there are lots of homes currently on the market. We are staying updated on the current state of the real estate and mortgage market – call us if you have any questions!

We will also be sharing important resources and information on our Facebook and Instagram.



Community Resources:

Montana Department of Public health and human services



What our clients are saying:

Jody Savage is knowledgeable, trustworthy and tireless. I purchased a property this spring (2017) near Bozeman; Jody represented me as well as the seller in the transaction. Jody led me through the entire process because this was the first property I had ever purchased. HOA complications and other details made the purchase more difficult. Jody undertook a boat-load of legwork to make the transaction go smoothly. I hope to work with Jody again.


Jody was awesome to work with. We were new to the area and she was helpful and knowledgeable about not only the housing market, but schools, and lenders. She worked with my work schedule for showings. Jody also stayed late to write an offer to meet our schedule. I would recommend Jody to anyone needing a realtor.


Jody is amazing. She knows the market and was able to advise us on all our many concerns. We so appreciated how responsive she was; within minutes of submitting an online request for realtor contact on a house, she had called us. All our communications with her were like that; we never had to wait long to hear back from her. She was patient and always willing to sit down and meet with us. When we found the house we wanted, she worked tirelessly to secure it for us, and she was extremely patient with us. She was easy to communicate with, understand, and a pleasure to work with – I highly recommend Jody!


My wife and I used Jody Savage for the sale of our home in Gallatin Gateway, MT. Jody was exceptional in all phases of our sale. We had multiple offers over asking price and sold our home in two days! Jody uses up to date modern marketing, was extremely professional and knowledgeable regarding our market and addressing our needs. She was great to work with and very responsive to any questions we had. Jody is the best in the business and we highly recommend her services!


Jody is FANTASTIC!! We were first time home buyers and she was with us ever step of the way! She never made us feel silly for being new to the process. She definitely knows the area, always kept us up to date on new listings and was just a delight to work with. I would have absolutely zero hesitation recommending her to anyone. Thanks for all the hard-work Jody! We love our house!