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.
I have been receiving calls from past clients as well as customers via my rossmoortour.com website about the real estate market in Rossmoor. The market is paused at the moment with very little activity taking place as both home sellers and home buyers stay at home and shelter in place. Initially we had a few sales underway when the shelter in place was announced. Under the “essential business” exception to the shelter-in-place (SIP), it made sense to allow people who had sold their home and purchased a replacement home to complete those transactions underway at the time of the order, but most of those transactions have now closed escrow.