Buying or Selling During Covid

Is it a good time to sell? Is it safe to purchase and tour homes during this time? These are common questions our team gets asked frequently during this uncertain and unique time..

The short answer is: yes!

Despite the negative impacts of the Covid pandemic, the Central Wisconsin real estate market has remained strong throughout this past year during Covid-19. This is partially due to the continued low interest rates offered by lending partners, paired with a consistent high-demand for housing, and relatively low market inventory.

For sellers, it may be intimidating to think prospective buyers and their agents may be coming through your home. Rest assured, our team, along with area agents are doing our best to follow to recommended practices. If you have specific requests for parties touring, we are able to communicate that to all visitors. In fact, that has become more common during this time. For example, some owners may request all parties through the home to kindly wear a mask or sanitize hands upon entry, allowing prospective buyers to still view your home in-person, while keeping everyone safe.

In addition to in-person viewings, which are most traditional and most common, we have seen an increase in "sight unseen" interest, and in some cases, offers, coming from buyers after they've viewed an interactive virtual tour. This is often circumstantial based on their location and unique situation, and is not "the new normal". However, the technology-use and comfortability has increased significantly during this time, which has broken down past barriers for sellers and buyers alike. Viewing a home in-person is recommended prior to the closing; however, there are alternative options available - like having an agent tour it for you and providing a live video walkthrough or virtually previewing a home through an interactive Matterport virtual tour.

Whatever the circumstance or your personal preference, our team is dedicated to working hard for you, respecting your needs and ultimately helping you reach your goals in the end - successfully buying or selling your home. 

Have a follow-up question or want to learn more? Contact our team today!

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