Selling a home during a pandemic will add a slew of new safety concerns to the mix.
But even during the COVID-19 crisis, real estate transactions are moving forward. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently classified real estate as an essential service, although local laws might affect what’s allowed and might ban certain activities like open houses. (Be sure to check what’s OK in your area.) Suffice it to say, many sellers are still listing their homes, and buyers are still buying, too.
Yet selling a home during a pandemic is new for everyone. And we’re here to offer guidance through our series.
Virtual showings could be the new norm
Doing a virtual tour reduces the number of in-person visits to only those who are truly interested.
Agents are taking extra precautions for in-person showings
Open houses with large groups of people are mostly canceled for now, but many buyers still want to view a home in person before making an offer. Sellers, however, may worry about having strangers in their homes. So, in places where face-to-face showings are still happening, real estate agents are taking some extra steps to protect homeowners and only allowing them in on a case-by-case basis.
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Itzel Zimmer Realtor®