Not Business as Usual
Many friends and customers have been asking me: How is business? What do you think is going to happen to the market?
I wish I had a crystal ball and could answer those questions.
What I can tell you is that it is not business as usual for me. I do have 5 listings currently and my Sellers have been amazing! At this time to keep everyone safe we are only allowing virtual showings. Videos and pictures are to be viewed on-line and if there is an interest in the home, we work on acceptable offer with a condition to view the property. Once accepted the Buyer can make an appointment to see the property. Prior to viewing the Buyers must sign a COVID-19 acknowledgement that they have no symptoms and have not been out of the county. The Sellers leave all lights on and doors open so nothing in the home needs to be touched. Although this is somewhat unusual it has worked. I have sold 3 properties using this method.
As far as what's going to happen to the market here is my best guess.
Prior to Covid-19 many houses were selling in multiple offers and houses were not sitting long. I think many Buyers are wisely taking the governments advice and staying home. Also numerous Spring Sellers are waiting to list their homes as to keep everyone safe and not putting their families at risk by allowing people in their homes at this time. Hopefully over the next few weeks restrictions will begin to soften and the market will make a quick recovery.
If you have any questions about Buying or Selling feel free to reach out anytime via text or phone call.
Take care, stay home and stay safe.