Home sales usually take multiple days, and in a churning economy like now it’s more important than ever to learn the practices and precautions to help encourage clients to buy your properties or for you when you are out looking to buy.
The first, physical step in preparing to buy a house is to be careful of your surroundings. Before in-person tours insure that all parties show no symptoms of illness and have not been in contact with people who have shown symptoms. Avoid touching cabinets and doors, wear protective masks, and limit the amount of people in the house to keep the 6-feet of social distancing intact.
Another method of helping clients is by embracing virtual tools. The front side of the house used to be one of the most important aspects to consider when purchasing, but as COVID-19 has demonstrated, photos and videos of the property are now several times as useful. Try incorporating the use of programs such as Zoom or Facetime to help view or show the house you’re interested in buying or selling.
Lastly, go with an agent you can trust. Get referrals from friends or family and find out if they know the neighborhood you’re interested in, and ask about what they can help provide you with that you can’t do yourself. Agents can help you find homes even when you can’t look for them personally because of the virus, and are therefore crucial to the process of buying a home. They can also help with scheduling of physical or virtual tours of the property, something exceedingly difficult in times like these.