HOW TO Safely
SELL YOUR HOUSE
For over a year, our team has been selling homes successfully during the pandemic. Here are some key practices.
We offer our clients the choice of Zoom or phone meetings. If clients prefer to meet in-person we follow social distancing measures.
Repairs and renovations are done following the CDC safety guidelines.
We invest in high-quality photography and a 3D tour, which allow buyers to evaluate the house virtually. Some lenders even allow for appraisals to be done based on these photographs.
We ensure minimal-contact during photography, staging, inspections and appraisals. You will be advised to leave the house for short periods of time during these sessions.
HOME SHOWINGS AND OPEN HOUSES
Many showings are being done virtually with video walk-throughs.
We do not hold open houses or any public events.
In-person tours are by appointment only, with a maximum of two members of a household in the house at the same time.
Face masks required
Shoe covers required
Hand sanitizers available
Sanitizing surfaces between showings
TECHNOLOGY AT THE FOREFRONT
Documents are securely signed electronically.
A high-quality 3D model of the home allows buyers to virtually "walk" inside the house.
Meetings held through video conference.
House is extensively marketed on social media.
Real-time, agent-led virtual open houses create a wide exposure.
HOW IS THE MARKET?
Buyers have seen their budgets increase due to historically low interest rates, better savings during the pandemic, and positive gains in the stock market.
During shelter-in-place, many have reevaluated their living space. We have seen buyers requiring an additional room for a home office as well as more outdoor space.
All these factors caused home prices to soar and the Bay Area real estate market to boom in the second half of 2020. Demand for home buying has increased even in the first months of 2021 while inventory has remained uncommonly low.