Many of you have been asking us if it is safe to sell your home right now, even in the midst of COVID-19. Nashville and Franklin have both issued citywide Stay-at-home orders, and Governor Lee has issued a statewide Safer-at-home order, closing restaurants, gyms, and entertainment facilities for a minimum of two weeks. While these changes certainly complicate our daily lives, there are many essential businesses that will continue to serve the public. Real estate is one of those essential businesses.
Despite the many shutdowns across the state, the Connecthome team will continue to provide necessary services to those who are in the process of moving or looking for a new home. You can safely buy or sell a home during the COVID-19 shutdowns thanks to our newly implemented measures designed to keep you healthy and your home clean and secure.
Why Real Estate is Essential
For many, it may feel safer to put off that home purchase or sale and wait out the storm. For others, however, moving right now — or in the near future — is not only important but imperative.
Our family friend, for example, is taking a new job this summer at a hospital on the east coast. He and his family had plans to travel to their new hometown this weekend in order to look at homes and hopefully start the home buying process.
But contracts are signed, the new job is waiting, and they will be moving regardless of their ability to find a home. If real estate professionals were to close their doors, families like his would be hard-pressed to find any housing in a time of need.
It is because of situations like this, and many more, that we remain open to sell your home or help you find your next one.
We understand there are concerns about the risk of listing your home for sale right now, which is why we’ve worked to create a system that keeps you and your family safe.
Connecthome’s Safety Measures for Selling Your Home
Thanks to technology, the process of listing your home, offering showings and tours, and getting your house sold can be easily done through a series of online tools. Here is how we will keep you and your loved ones safe throughout the home selling process.
Social distancing and home tours don’t have to be mutually exclusive. We can still show homes even when buyers can’t travel to Nashville. We will do a personal video walkthrough with each buyer, giving them the opportunity to see your home while still staying safe in theirs.
CDC Best Practices at Showings
For those buyers who can come view your home in person (as long as their group has fewer than 10 people), we have plenty of measures in place to keep your home clean and protected. We provide shoe covers for all guests, gloves, hand sanitizer, and ask buyers to avoid touching surfaces. Once the showing is complete, your home’s surfaces are wiped clean.
Virtual Open House
While in-person open houses are prohibited for the time being, we can offer live, virtual open houses for all interested buyers. All parties can join us on social media as our agent tours your house and answers questions for potential home buyers.
Online Document Signing
Thankfully, much of our communication with buyers and sellers is already managed online via email, through text and phone, and using our many virtual tools. Documents can be signed easily online (a tool we already use!) and we can even share helpful materials with buyers, such as 3D floor plans and virtual tours.
How to List Your House with Connecthome
People across the country are still in need of homes and will be looking to buy as they carry out their plans to move or relocate for jobs, family, and other opportunities. While this may be a very unique season in life, the real estate industry will carry on in order to keep people housed, safe, and moving forward.
If you were planning to list your home during the spring home buying season, but still have questions about how COVID-19 may affect your opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact our team for more information. We would be more than happy to help you navigate your real estate needs during this unique time.