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What to Expect While Buying and Selling Real Estate During COVID-19

We are all living in uncertain times amidst this pandemic, and many of our lives have seen drastic changes. The real estate industry has experienced many of those changes in order to continue completing successful transactions during the Coronavirus outbreak. Homebuyers and sellers, as well as their agents, have adapted with new technology and protocols to help keep everyone safe during the buying and selling process. We have a list of tips below which will help your experience go as smoothly as possible.

Purchasing

As the real estate industry has “opened” back up, we have seen a dramatic increase in market activity. Currently, open houses are not permitted throughout most of the state, however, our agents are able to help buyers view potential homes in person. Listings can be viewed on a one-on-one basis with your real estate agent. The current CDC guidelines must be followed, which include, limiting the number of people in a home at one time and requiring face coverings while in the home.

Virtual property viewings have been growing in popularity. Many homes on the market now have listing videos, 3D virtual tours, and plenty of high-quality photos that can give you a good visual of the home, without having to physically visit the property.

Now more than ever, it is essential to have a trusted real estate agent guiding you through the COVID-19 real estate rules and regulations. These guidelines are often changing as we learn more about this disease, and your real estate professional must stay informed about the latest updates.

Selling

In today’s climate, selling a home may look a little different. However, Venture Sotheby’s International Realty has the tools and resources to help you successfully navigate through this time. As mentioned above, homes can be shown in person, as long as buyers follow CDC guidelines. If you are still occupying your home while it is on the market, there are a few ways to make this process easier for everyone. Try to keep all doors open and lights on, to discourage buyers from needing to touch these surfaces. Be sure to have disinfectant cleaners on hand so that buyers and their agents can easily wipe down any surfaces that may have been touched.

Our sales professionals have taken the Shelter-in-Place time to amp up their digital marketing efforts to continue to ensure maximum exposure for your home. We offer new digital listing brochures that give a virtual showcase for your property photos, information, website, and virtual tour links. These digital brochures can be easily sent to potential buyers. Our agents also have access to exclusive social media marketing, global exposure opportunities, a network of over 23,000 global sales agents, and all backed by the world’s most recognized luxury real estate brand, Sotheby’s International Realty®.

Venture Sotheby’s International Realty is here for you when you are ready to take that next step. Our experienced sales agents have the knowledge and expertise to help successfully guide you through your real estate journey. Contact us today!

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