Summer is usually the best time to buy or sell your home. However, with the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases, many people are questioning whether this is the right time to jump into the real estate market. Here are some good tips for Sellers and Buyers to safely maneuver in today’s market.
Due to low inventory, it is a currently a Seller’s market. It is more important than ever for your agent to have a strong online presence. The use of high-quality photography and virtual tours allow Buyers to preview properties from the safety of their home. If a potential Buyer wishes to personally tour your home, be sure have latex gloves, disinfectant wipes, protective covers for shoes, and hand sanitizer near the entry. Also, be sure there is a waste receptacle readily available to dispose of any used items. Sellers should also leave lights on and doors open to minimize contact from those that are touring your home.
On the other hand, Buyers should preview properties through photos and virtual tours before scheduling a personal tour. It is also a good idea for Buyers to meet or follow their real estate agent in their own cars, bring hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves. Following social distancing guidelines will help to ensure your safety.
At O’Farrell Realty, we are committed to our client’s safety. For more information call us at 281-482-3404 or visit us on online at www.ofarrellrealty.com. O’Farrell Realty – Your Trusted Name in Real Estate Since 1956.