Buying and Selling a Home in Covid-19

Real Estate

Can I buy or sell a home during covid 19?

Yes you can! Most areas have some kind of stay at home order and social distancing restrictions to prevent the spread of disease. While the process looks a bit different today than it did a few months ago, Buyers still need to buy and sellers still need to sell. The real estate industry is using technology to help ensure the safety of our clients and colleagues.

It is the innovation that some customers have been crying out for. Technology allows us to buy and sell homes from the comfort of your living room.

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We use technology to present homes to buyers using
Virtual Tours
Walk through videos
Interactive Virtual Showings
Virtual Open Houses

Virtual Communication
For years I have been building relationships through emails, phone calls and now zoom video calls. You have my undivided attention.

I am ready to buy or sell, what about the paperwork?

The good news is, we can sign all the real estate contracts electronically. The process is free, easy and I can explain the entire contract to you remotely.

I can't physically see the house right now but I don't want to lose it.

Not a problem, we can write an offer contingent on you seeing the house at a later date.

Can i still get a home inspection.

By all means and I encourage you to get a home inspection. The home inspector will provide you with a report full of picture, explanations and be available to talk to you on the phone to address any questions and issues.

What about the lender.

Mortgage Lenders can complete the whole process electronically.

What about appraisals.

The appraisers are busier than ever, some lenders are allowing drive by appraisals.

Ready to close escrow.

Title companies in North idaho have been working through doing what they can with electronic signings, in car signings, sanitized social distancing appointments, remote closings, mobile notaries, fed ex

 

Covid-19 Safety Precautions

When you are looking through homes online, narrow it down to the houses that could be “the one” before setting a showing. It’s not the time to be out casually looking. Ask your agent for things like aerial maps, CCRs, well logs, utility info etc to help you decide if it is a good potential home. As for a walk through video to limit exposure.

During physical property showings and inspections we have implemented the following precautions.

Drive in separate cars to showings.

Follow CDC guidelines, including wearing masks, gloves, and booties, and washing your hands or using hand sanitizer between each property. Stay at least 6 feet away from everyone, even your agent and try not to touch anything in the home.

We are asking sellers and agents to turn on all lights and open drawers and doors before the showing to limit the need to touch anything. Agents are asked to use gloves and sanitize anything touched.

Don’t bring friends or family along. The people who will be on title as the owners are the only ones who should be accompany you. And if possible, leave the kids at home.

 

Together we can make your home sales easy and safe.

Give me a call 

Rain Silverhawk  208-610-0011

Keller Williams Realty Sandpoint