Overcoming Coronavirus-Caused Hurdles

How do you need to adjust or pivot when it comes to buying or selling a house during the pandemic? Angie answers four listener questions about how to do it successfully. 

While people are still buying and selling homes, some things have changed or slowed down due to the precautions needed to be taken with COVID. What adjustments should you make? What is still worth doing, despite the additional time necessary? Today, we have four questions from listeners asking Angie how best to proceed, even in a pandemic. 

Alex in Raleigh was working with another agent to sell their home but due to coronavirus wants to only do virtual tours. Is this something Angie does for her clients? Depending on the client and the area, it’s important to know what the rules are. But even if the rules allow it, it’s understandable if you don’t feel comfortable. What are your options when it comes to marketing your home to potential buyers? Angie shares her strategies to get your home sold without in-person showings. 

Kevin in Clayton wants to know if it’s possible to get a home staged when they sell their home. How has coronavirus changed the process for staging? Are they stuck with an empty home to put on the market? Angie talks through the process that her stager uses as well as the virtual options available. 

Kathy from Chapel Hill says the situation with coronavirus has given her a desire to move back home in order to be closer to her parents and family. The move back home will mean they will be first-time homebuyers. When should they start the process? If they are hoping to move this summer, how long does the process usually take? Angie breaks down the timeline of when to start looking, but says to not start too soon either. 

Lauren in Apex needs repairs done on her home. Is it better to make those repairs or just sell as is? Even though it might take a little longer to get the work done during coronavirus, Angie has a list of vendors to work with. Unless your home is in rough condition, you’ll get a much higher value for your home if you make repairs and touch it up vs. selling it as is. 

Like everything since March, we’ve all had to get creative to find solutions, but buying or selling a home can definitely still be done right now! 

Listen to the entire episode or click on the timestamps below to skip to a listener question. 

0:38 - Mailbag: Can I sell my home through virtual-only showings? 

2:27 - Mailbag: What is possible when it comes to staging my home right now? 

4:56 - Mailbag: When should I start the process as a first-time homebuyer? 

7:47 - Mailbag: Should I make repairs before selling or sell as is? 

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