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    What the Real Estate Industry Looks Like in a Pandemic

    Real estate, now deemed an essential industry, continues on, but it’s hardly business as usual.

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    Let’s address a question that’s hanging over everyone’s minds right now: Can you sell a home during a pandemic? You absolutely can, though it involves a little more creativity on our end than normal.

    Our team has been working remotely for several weeks already, practicing careful social distancing when we do come into a home or consultation. We’re also doing consultations over video chat via Zoom, FaceTime, or your preferred platform. In this digital age, there are several ways we can still have insightful conversations to assess your plans and put them in place.

    How do sellers get their homes ready, and how do buyers look at homes? We’ve implemented some key approaches that are making all the difference. First of all, during physical showings, we’re making sure we’re limiting who’s at the property at one time. Our virtual tours help buyers understand beforehand whether visiting a given property in person would even be worth it, so consequently, we’ve been narrowing down the total number of in-person showings.

    We’re doing consultations over video chat via
    Zoom, FaceTime, or your preferred platform.

    All buyers touring a property are asked to wash their hands, and use hand sanitizer, gloves, and shoe guards. As we walk around a property, we’re keeping safe distances between everyone. So what happens when you find the house of your dreams?

    Real estate in our area has been deemed an essential business, so inspectors, appraisers, lenders, and title companies are all open for business, ready to help you get to the closing table (though it may be a virtual one).

    If you have any questions about your specific situation or simply want to know more about how exactly to proceed under these unprecedented circumstances, reach out to us by phone or email. We’re here for you, and while we’re all trying to figure things out together, we have the knowledge and creativity to still make your real estate dreams a reality in 2020.

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