Is it Safe to Sell a House Right Now?
If you have checked into any news about the current status of the economy you have probably seen an article or a news story about how the real estate market is booming right now. Currently, most of the real estate market headlines are geared toward the fact that buyer demand is high and it has never been a better time to sell a home.
Though the real estate market is currently ideal for those selling their homes, there are still many homeowners that are choosing to hold off listing their home for sale. Some of the reasons for doing so are concerns about the ongoing health care issues, fear of financial uncertainty, and just general life craziness as a result of everything happening. Zillow recently released data with the top three reasons why homeowners that were considering selling in the near future are putting off selling their home while home selling is good. Those three reasons are:
- 34% stated that life is too uncertain right now
- 31% stated too much financial uncertainty
- 25% stated COVID health concerns
If you were planning to put your home up for sale in the near future and are holding off due to any of the reasons above, you are in the company of many others who are thinking the same way. Life is so much different than it was this time last year even with a great real estate market. There are many legitimate things to be concerned about when it comes to selling a home. One thing that has proven beneficial for those that have decided to capitalize on this sellers’ market is the use of a highly skilled real estate agent because many agents have enacted measures to sell homes safely in the midst of the pandemic.
Two Things That Are Being Done Really Well Right Now to Ensure Safety
Agents are Relying Even More on Technology
For several years now the real estate market has been implementing more and more technology to streamline the marketing and buying process of homes. Now more than ever the entire real estate profession is using technology tools to more safely conduct business from touring homes to signing loan paperwork.
Some of the ways agents have been using technology to ensure a higher level of safety include:
More detailed online listing information
Including detailed neighborhood information
Insisting on high-quality listing photos
Agent-led video chats
Utilizing home disinfecting practices
Agents are carefully listening to each client and using online tools to help create a home selling experience their clients feel comfortable with. Some agents are setting up measures so that homes can be sold without buyers stepping inside for the first look. This reduces the number of people going through a home unless they are seriously considering placing an offer.
Safe and Meaningful In-Person Showings
After going through all the steps of looking at a home online, if a buyer is seriously interested and thinking of making an offer, but wants to see the home with their own eyes, agents are using safety measures set by the National Association of Realtors. Those safety measures include:
Limiting the number of people in the home
Requiring guests to wash hands or use sanitizer before entering the home
Removing shoes or using shoe covers while in the home
Following CDC distance guidelines and wearing face coverings when asked or required
There are many ways that agents are helping to ensure the utmost safety when helping their clients sell homes. Many home sellers have benefitted substantially from selling their home now. Some sellers have sold their homes at well over the asking price. If you are unsure about safety call us and ask them about the individual safety measures we implement.
If you’re ready to list and sell your property in the Albuquerque or Rio Rancho area let us show you how we can utilize our expertise with a customized market analysis and marketing process to sell your home at the highest price in the least amount of time. I look forward to speaking with you today about how to prepare and market your Rio Rancho real estate quickly. Call me, and let’s have a great conversation about your particular real estate goals.
Albuquerque Homes Realty
John McCormack Owner~Broker~REALTOR®
Realtor, CRS, CNE, e-Pro
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