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Home Buying and Selling During the Pandemic: What You Need to Know

Home Buying and Selling During the Pandemic: What You Need to Know

Article from National Association of Realtors

Resources to help you navigate the new real estate normal.

Century 21 Realtors get creative to sell homes in Pandemic

Realtors Get Creative to Sell Homes in Pandemic

Technology and good-old-fashioned creativity are helping agents, buyers, and sellers abide by COVID-19 health and safety practices while getting deals done.

Some buyers are touring houses virtually. Others visit in person while remaining at least six feet from their agent. Sellers are hosting open houses on Facebook Live. Appraisers are doing drive-by valuations. Buyers are watching inspections via video call. Masked and gloved notaries are getting signatures on doorsteps.

“We have had to make some adjustments, for sure,” says Brian K. Henson, a REALTOR® with Atlanta Fine Homes / Sotheby’s International Realty in Alpharetta, Ga. “Everyone is trying to minimize face-to-face interactions. There have been some delays, but mostly, deals are getting done, just with tweaks.”


The article covers the following items in detail:

  • Showings Go Virtual
  • Safe-Showing Guidelines
  • Down Payment Help
  • Inspections Via Live Video
  • Mortgage Rates and Locks
  • Employment Verification
  • Walk-throughs
  • Remote Notarization Depends On Where You Live
  • Closings Get Creative
  • Student Loan Relief

See the full article “Home Buying and Selling During the Pandemic: What You Need to Know” here

So, Should You Buy or Sell?

The real estate industry is creatively and safely responding to the situation, and mortgage rates remain low. Your agent is a great source of information about home buying and selling during the pandemic to help you feel comfortable. But, ultimately, it’s a question only you can answer.

If you want to get an understanding of the market affect of Covid 19, here is an article for you to check


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