We’ve had people ask, is it really a good time to buy a house? With all that is going on in the world and even in our local communities, how could we possibly buy or sell a property now?
But surprisingly, it’s a great time to buy. People that may have been on the fence about selling now have decided to list their home. You’re going to get fewer people in your house, fewer people knocking on your door, but those that are, are serious buyers willing to see just a handful of homes before they make a decision. That’s great news for both buyers and sellers.
Real estate has been deemed essential and if you listed your home before this “stay-at-home” mandate was issued, you still need to sell. We can do virtual tours, face time, walk through the home without anyone else there showing potential buyers your property, the backyard, and give them a great sense of what the home looks like without anyone actually being there.
But, interest rates are still extremely low and they’re fluctuating almost down to 3% or lower depending on the type of loan you choose. This means that buyers have more buying power, in that they can get more home for less money. People are able to afford more of a home because the payment is lower. Refinance options are available and we can do everything virtually. We don’t even need to see you at the final closing unless there are certain documents that need to be signed in the presence of a notary without an electronic signature. This means that someone will come to your home, sit across the table or long counter from you, and have you sign everything and then leave.
You can truly buy and sell a house with zero physical contact.
If you need to buy, don’t give up now. Lock in a great rate with one of our reputable lenders in the area and let us help you find the perfect home. We’re willing to work with you however we can to keep you and your family safe and us and our staff safe as well. With so many things eating able to be completed technology-wise online, that this really is one of the easiest businesses to do completely online.
If you are a homeowner and you need to sell but are nervous about the situation, give us a call. We can talk through different options on how to market your home, advertise on social media with virtual tours and videos, and get the right buyer to make an offer sooner rather than later.