The most common question that I’ve been receiving during the COVID-19 pandemic is: “Should I be selling my home right now?”
Truthfully, there is no right or wrong answer to this question.
The real estate market has never experienced a global pandemic like this before, so we are all learning to overcome hurdles and navigate through this uncharted territory together. Some people are waiting to sell their homes while others are pushing full force ahead. Regardless of what is happening in the real estate market, there are people that will always have to move.
In short, selling a home right now might have changed, but it is 100% possible!
One way that home sellers can thrive in this new environment is to leverage technology. The idea of in-person home viewings and signings can be uncomfortable for some buyers, so it is imperative that you make it as easy as possible for people to view and assess your home virtually.
Virtual tours allow prospective buyers to tour and immerse themselves in your home without leaving their couch. It can introduce the layout and feel of your home in a way that photos just cannot.
Photos, 360-degree perspectives, videos, or an interactive 3D virtual tour are all different ways that properties are being marketed today. We want to use the best ones to showcase your home.
Electronic Signing Methods
“E-signing” has been used for years to provide a paperless alternative. Today, to limit the number of face-to-face signings, many real estate agents are moving to electronic signing methods to keep themselves and homebuyers safe.
There are tons of great signing tools and apps available to download that make scanning or signing on the dotted line easier than ever.
Many home sellers value the personal, face-to-face connection they have with their real estate agent. But, since that is not always an available option, many real estate agents are opting for screen-to-screen contact with their clients through video calls through apps like FaceTime, Zoom, and WhatsApp.
Video calls mimic in-person meetings and are much more personal than a phone call, allowing you to maintain a strong connection with your real estate agent throughout the entire home buying or selling process.
Ultimately, it is a home seller’s responsibility to stay updated on Provincial and local COVID-19 regulations to ensure your personal safety and the safety of others during the entire process.
If you are selling your home during this unprecedented time, using a Realtor will ensure that your real estate needs are still being met in a safe and responsible manner.
As one of Edmonton’s top REALTORS, I have the experience to sell your home for top dollar as fast as possible!
Contact me (Jeneen Marchant, RE/MAX Real Estate) by phone: (780) 904-4240 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi, I’m Jeneen Marchant!
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Home ownership is a beautiful thing and I love seeing my buyers happily opening the door to their new home on possession day. I also get great satisfaction from helping my sellers get the best price possible for their home when it is time to move on to another property.