Thanks to the impact of this virus issues, there has been a drop in home sales. People have pulled out in fear of not being able to afford house payments. Some are flat out of work. It is a bit of a mess out there right now. How can we avoid downtime and bounce back from this, get people buying homes again?
Make use of your time. I would advise all people who work with selling homes to do a virtual tour by recording the interior and exterior of the home. This will allow buyers to take a look at everything without having to step foot in the home.
A friend mentioned this to me when I brought up selling homes and becoming a real estate agent. I mean, it is a good thing to consider but people are always going to be buying homes or have a need for it so I think it is worth getting into. The downtime will only be temporary.
I think depends on where you are. I am not having any issues where I am. People are still buying homes and carrying on as normal. You just see a lot of people wearing masks like you would in Japan on a regular basis.
Thankfully it has been lifted in my area as of a few days ago. They are still telling people to stay home if they are over 65 and certain businesses to remain closed until June but life is getting back on now.
It hasn't slowed down as much as you'd expect. We were not allowed to have open houses in this area but that will be okay to do again in June. People still seem to want to buy, especially now that prices are dropping.
Good news for us, everything is returning to normal. I am hoping I can go in an get a hair cut soon. That is one of the only businesses that has yet to open and I find it annoying! haha
I avoided it by working online as much as I could. Any house I had on the market, I would offer virtual tours if the people interested didn't want to check it out in person. I also assured anyone who wanted to view one of my houses that I would be wearing a mask and gloves for the whole process.