One of THE most common questions I get today is…
(usually the 1st question when talking to clients or my inner circle)
Are people still touring homes?
In case no one has sat down and explained to you, or you didn’t want to know until you needed to… here’s a great comprehensive article to FULLY answer the question in detail.
Gone (for now) are the days of free for all “Open Houses”, in today’s hyper sensitive world.
But at least there are new protocols to still keep the essentials of the real estate business going. It’s good to know what the “new” world looks like…
This is a must know for those who are in the market or thinking about buying soon….what to expect.
Here are a few highlights of the article so you don’t have to read the whole thing…
If you want to skip everything and just go see homes, just reply with the word “show” and I’ll get you set up right away.
But if you want to know but don’t want to read the whole article, here are the highlights…
1. Should I schedule a virtual tour or visit in person?
Virtual Tour: Covid safe and hands on tour with an agent like myself. Live tour using live video stream, and you can ask questions as if you are there in person.
In Person: If you are not at risk and feel comfortable, scheduling a private in person tour is ok following all mandated safety protocols. Masks, sanitizers, booties, etc.
2. What role does a real estate agent play in a home tour?
Keep in mind that real estate agents can answer questions and show you on site on your behalf so you can make an informed decision just like you normally do , virtual or in person. Just with new guidelines due to covid.
If there’s something specific you want to know ahead of time, just reply with the question.
3. Making the most…
Even under normal circumstances, buyers usually see the homes multiple times before they make the commitment.
Most sellers do make exceptions to make the home available for the buyer to see because they want the buyers to be aware of everything and feel comfortable with their purchase. So don’t think it’s a one time shot.
So…if you’re thinking about relocating in the next 1-5 years, It’s always a great time to talk about ALL your options and make plans on maximizing your home value.
Want to talk about virtual showings? Just reply with the word “virtual” and I’ll make it crystal clear for you.
Here’s the article again… it will take you just 3 minutes if you have the time.