Covid Contact Tracing Made Easy for Real Estate Agents

Covid Contact Tracing Made Easy for Real Estate Agents

A new automated QR feature inside the country’s largest form platform means real estate agents will be able to easily comply with stricter state government regulations around contact tracing for open homes, inspections and auctions. 

The simple to use template inside REI Forms Live across the country quickly creates compliant Covid tracing material for individual addresses. Users enter the address of the open for inspection or auction, and when they finalise and print the form, it automatically generates a unique QR code together with the agent’s details displayed.

Buyers, potential tenants and auction-goers then just need to use their smartphone to scan the code when visiting the property and register their attendance by supplying their name, email and phone number for tracking purposes. This becomes a report which can be shared with authorities should it ever be required. 

David Howell, the CEO of Dynamic Methods, which runs the REI Forms Live and Realworks platforms for real estate institutes across Australia, said the new Contact Tracing form reduced risk and made it easy for agents to adhere to best practice for tracing Covid-19 or any future pandemic. 

“Creating compliant contact and trace material has been a time consuming and fiddly job for an office admin person, but with new rules and regulations being introduced around health and safety, it looks like they are here to stay,” Mr Howell said. 

“Most state governments are moving away from pen and paper lists and require digital tracing methods. Because agents have had to work out their own way of doing it, there’s been uncertainty as to whether it’s been done the right way. These new forms inside the Forms Live and Realworks platforms make it quick and easy to be compliant and ensure everyone feels safe.”

The reports created via the platform are localised to reflect the legislation in each state and kept for the mandatory number of days required by the state. The data is stored securely in Australia in accordance with Australian Privacy Principles and the Federal Privacy Act. 

They are also not limited to home inspections. Contact Tracing forms can be used for any purpose where tracing is required or desirable, such as checking in attendees at the office Christmas party, or for offices that need to trace staff members returning to work as is now required in Victoria. 

The Contact Tracing forms can be found inside REI Forms Live in NSW, WA, NT, and Tasmania, Realworks in Queensland and Forms Live in Victoria*. The forms are free to use inside these platforms. 

Note: Forms Live is not associated with REIV in Victoria.