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Selling a Home during Covid-19 Coronavirus Shelter-In Place

The decision whether or not to sell or purchase a home during the current market / shelter-in-place can be confusing. In a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and some potential buyers inside if done under the right conditions. They’re less comfortable, however, hosting an open house. This is understandable, given the health concerns associated with social contact these days – and actually may not be permitted in many locations.  However, there are many alternatives.


Selling your home safely

if you need to sell your house now, what virtual practices should you use to make sure you, your family, and potential buyers stay safe in the process?  As your agent, how can I help you?

How I can help you sell your home during the coronavirus shelter-in-place

In today’s rapidly changing market, it’s more important than ever to work with a broker to develop a digital game plan and an effective online marketing strategy when selling your house. One of the ways I help you with this is to make sure your listing photos and virtual tours stand out from the crowd, truly giving buyers a detailed and thorough view of your home.

Coronavirus Real Estate Sales

When you are ready to move forward, virtual practices may help you win big when you’re ready to sell. While abiding by state and local regulations is a top priority, I can help make your sale happen. I know what today’s buyers need, and how to put the necessary digital steps in place. For example, I can  provide the technology that buyers said would be most helpful when deciding, including …

  • Virtual tour of the home
  • Accurate and detailed listing information
  • Detailed neighborhood information
  • High-quality listing photos
  • Agent-led video chat

After leveraging technology, if you have serious buyers who still want to see your house in person, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), there are ways to proceed safely. Here are a few of the guidelines, understanding that the top priority should always be to obey state and local restrictions first:

  • Limit in-person activity
  • Require guests to wash their hands or use an alcohol-based sanitizer
  • Remove shoes or cover with booties
  • Follow CDC guidance on social distancing and wearing face coverings

As a trusted real estate broker, I can assure you that I will take every precaution to minimize risk to you, your family, and potential homebuyers. This is especially important if you are in a position where you need to sell your house sooner rather than later.

Nate Johnson, CMO at realtor.com ® notes: “As real estate agents and consumers seek out ways to safely complete these transactions, we believe that technology will become an even more imperative part of how we search for, buy and sell homes moving forward.”

The “New Normal” – home sales after the coronavirus shelter-in-place is rescinded

Some of these new practices might be here to stay.

In a new era of life, things are shifting quickly, and virtual strategies for sellers are a great option. Utilizing the most current digital approaches may be game-changing when it comes to selling your house.

Let’s connect so you have a trusted real estate professional to help you safely and effectively navigate through all that’s new when it comes to making your next move.  Call me at 925-699-0031, or email me at tom@tomnevin.com.  I am always happy to answer any and all questions you may have.

See the difference a committed, full-service approach to real estate makes.

Copyright 2020 – Tom Nevin – Walnut Creek Real Estate Specialist, including Lafayette, Alamo and Rossmoor condos & homes



Posted on April 23, 2020 at 8:49 pm
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