Covid definitely affects real estate sales because selling your home is the one time in your life you will allow others in space.
Buyer agents and qualified buyers need to take a look in person to confirm the decision to buy. Our imperative to be conscientious is made difficult by the symptomless carrying that comes with Covid.
The first rule that buyers have always needed to follow is to get preapproval before seeing homes. Why risk spreading your germs to sellers if you’re not sure you’d be qualified to buy?
Secondly, let the agent turn on the lights and manage the door handles in the home. You can experience a home while not touching it.
Sellers, clean your home frequently.
Part of real estate being the right job for me has to do with my love of living by the letter. I can be a relaxed person but if there are rules and regulations, I want to know about them.
Check out these resources on the latest covid related regulations.
The National Association of Realtors features many videos of guidance on conducting real estate transactions. Watch them here.
If you’re a Colorado realtor you’ll want to keep up with the Covid updates with the Colorado Association of Realtors here.
If you want some fun educational content for your kids while you’re home schooling, check out the Moth’s storytelling program.
If you’re a buyer, you’ll see what’s expected when you’re on showings. If you’re a seller you can decide if its the right time to allow this risk into your life.
You decide if you need to move.
Any agent will give you a disclosure to sign related to covid.
Real estate agents may want to give out PPE to be a good citizen.
If the lockdown taught me anything its that the word was worse than the experience. When it was first announced I thought we weren’t going to be allowed to shop in stores due to the run on toilet paper. Alas, we’ve managed to continue to go to the store the whole time. People can easily react to scarcity in the grocery store. Now, its bringing to light the scarcity of homes on the market as more and more people re evaluate what home needs to do.
The great rates and buyers clamoring for more space have resulted in low housing inventory. If you’re thinking of selling, I can do a comparative market analysis so you can see if the numbers make sense for you.
Your house may be exactly the kind of space someone else is needing.
So if you’re needing a home office, a home schooling room, or a larger shop get it touch!
I consider myself a matchmaker between people and houses.