COVID-19

As we navigate these challenging times with COVID-19, your health and safety are my #1 priority. I take it very seriously and have implemented new precautions and options in order to minimize risks for everyone involved.
 

These are designed to respect the advice of our health professionals and leaders, as well as help you to feel safer and more comfortable as you continue your buying or selling process. Please feel free to contact me to discuss further and ensure we hve a process solution you feel comfortable with.

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BUYING

SELLING

Technology has enabled many options as we try our best to minimize unnecessary interactions in our community. Below are some of the ways I am evolving my service, and options I offer, to help reduce risks, whether you're buying or selling.

Getting started

I offer initial buyer consultations via Zoom or FaceTime. This involves understanding your goals and wishes, and developing a search strategy you are comfortable with.

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Getting started

There are multiple virtual approaches we can take to get started that do not require in-person contact. Some ways I can see your home as we are getting started include recorded videos you can take and send to me, or a live tour via a Zoom or FaceTime meeting where you walk me through. We can then follow that up with a virtual meeting to review a market analysis I have prepared for you, and discuss a marketing plan specific to your home.

Closings

For closings, many title companies are providing car-side closings so you do not have to go inside the title company. In those cases, I am parked right next to you and they bring everything to you in your car to sign! 

Closings

For closings, many title companies are providing car-side closings so you do not have to go inside the title company. In those cases, I am parked right next to you and they bring everything to you in your car to sign! 

Listing and showing process

Anytime I am in your home, I will wear a mask and ask that you do the same. You and I will also discuss the showing rules you are comfortable with. I will provide as much information online as possible so that buyers may pre-screen your home before scheduling an in-person showing. These practices may include:

  • Providing instructions to showing agents to set expectations around safety procedures and the rules you have set. This includes reducing unnecessary interactions by confirming buyers are pre-qualified before seeing your home in person and limiting showings to decision makers only, as well as general safety precautions such as requiring masks and confirming no one is showing any symptoms of illness or has had recent exposure 

  • I provide shoe booties & hand sanitizer at your door along with signage on safety precautions 

If there is a situation where you cannot show your home in person and do not want anyone else in your home for prep or showings, we can also discuss virtual selling options. 

Contract process

Most likely, inspectors and an appraiser will need access to your home as well. We can discuss any specific requests you have as to these visits as well to ensure you are comfortable.

Pre-showings

We can pre-screen properties as much as possible before scheduling in-person appointments to ensure we are not looking at homes that you would have ruled out. Some ways of pre-screening are by you doing drive-bys to ensure you like the neighborhood and home's exterior, and reviewing the seller's disclosures to follow up on any concerns with the listing agent, identifying any deal-breakers upfront.

Showings

Some requirements of scheduling an in-person appointment include:

  • You must be pre-qualified, either via a pre-approval from a reputable lender, or if a cash purchase, with proof of funds

  • Limit showings to decision makers

  • Confirmation no one is showing any symptoms of illness or recent exposure to COVID-19

  • Masks required

  • Driving separately to meet at showings

I am also able to provide a video tour through the home via Zoom or FaceTime if you're unable to attend the showing due to illness or exposure.

Seller-driven videos are also a possibility if there is a situation where we cannot enter due to the seller's situation. I work with the listing agent to obtain what you need.

Inspections

Inspectors can provide a summary via Zoom or FaceTime if you'd rather not attend. You can also attend just the final 30 minutes to do the summary walk-through with the inspector.