The COVID-19 pandemic has left many of today’s buyers wondering how or even if they should proceed with their home search. Questions about safety, financial ramifications, and uncertain job security linger as they question moving forward with their longtime plans.
But as an encouraging sign of the market, and eventual recovery, Brinkoetter Realtors’ home buyers are still signing contracts, closing on purchases, and making plans to move their families into the homes they’ve been dreaming of.
While it’s hard to know when things will begin to normalize, industry experts seem to agree that real estate will recover quickly, and may even eventually help to support the economy back to a healthy state.
With that in mind, there are many things buyers can be doing right now to stay informed about local market conditions, track inventory, and even continue viewing potential homes that might be exactly what they’re looking for.
Here are a few tips:
Tip 1: Don’t be a stranger
If you’ve been working with an Agent up until recently, you’ve probably had quite a bit of communication. Now’s the time to lean in to your Agent’s experience, get answers to your questions, and talk through your concerns. These days many Agent’s are making themselves as accessible as possible, using technology to keep in touch while maintaining socially-distant protocols.
Tip 2: Keep looking for Listings
Just as buyers aren’t taking a break from their goals, sellers are still diving into the market. New listings are hitting the local scene every day, and at brinkoetter.com, you’re able to explore most of them virtually.
Our 360 degree technology and 3D virtual tours enable buyers to experience a home from room to room, top-to-bottom. Should you choose to view a home in-person, Brinkoetter Realtors has enacted strict guidelines and policies to ensure the safety of all parties involved. (Your Agent will provide more details.)
Tip 3: Check on your Pre-Approval
A current mortgage pre-approval is essential if you are actively searching for a new home. Stakes are high right now and sellers want to know that anyone viewing their home is serious. And with the rates fluctuating so rapidly, it’s possible your loan amount could be impacted.
We want your health and safety. We also want to see your family’s dreams come true. Let us know how we can help.