Selling Your Home During COVID-19

Your Health is Our Priority— we have implemented the following measures to ensure a safe and successful real estate transaction.​

Virtual open houses

Custom property website and yard signage

Sanitizing stations at our listings

Masks and shoe covers required upon entry of the home

Matterport 3D virtual walkthrough tour

Social distancing enforced

2D virtual floorplan

Full-range of targeted digital marketing services

All showings done by appointment only

Digital signings offered at close of escrow

Frequently Asked Questions— Selling Your Home during COVID-10​

  Is this a good time to sell my house?

Without sounding too much like a Realtor, the answer is yes, it is a good time to sell your home.

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way real estate is being sold and new precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have been implemented to protect buyers and sellers.

The real estate industry has also adapted certain practices to minimize interactions in order to help homeowners to buy and sell homes this time. 

While the industry and its practices have changed, the current Santa Clara market remains very active.  (Read our Monthly Market Report on Santa Clara).

We are currently experiencing low inventory and historically low-interest rates, and this is helping to stabilize the market.  

Demand for homes is also healthy, as buyers who are living in apartments or small spaces look to take advantage of favorable interest rates to upgrade to a larger home.

  Are people still buying homes right now?

Initially, when COVID-19 infections began to rise and shelter in place rules were enacted, the housing market slowed considerably.

Many buyers hit pause on their home search for the time being due to all the uncertainty.

However, with low mortgage rates and renewed confidence in the market, buyers have returned. In many cases COVID has prompted many buyers who were renting smaller apartments into the market.

As of right now, the Santa Clara housing market is very active with home buyers.

The best way to find out how much your home can sell for in this market is to contact a local real estate professional. 

For convenience, you can use online home value estimation sites that provide recent sales comparables and trends.  We recommend our tool, HTTP:// for online estimates.

To get an accurate estimate for your home you must factor in its condition, floor plan, and location—therefore its best to call a real estate professional who knows your area.

  How can I meet with Realtors while social distancing?

As Real Estate professionals, we are using teleconferencing apps to meet with clients remotely.

In-person meetings are possible, and precautions such as wearing masks and avoiding contact should be followed.

We are using a variety of tools to showcase our listings and minimize visits.  These technologies include 3-D self navigable tours and video walkthroughs, 2-D floor plans, virtual open houses, property websites, comprehensive photo shoots, and video tours.

In-person showings are necessary for serious buyers, and we are taking several precautions to protect all parties.

  • Restrict physical showings to only serious buyers — who are qualified and have reviewed the property virtual tours and information.
  • Require that buyers sign a COVID declaration form, which indicates to the best of their knowledge, they’re not sick and have not been exposed to the virus.
  • Limit the number of people who can come through the home. 
  • Providing PPE to visitors.
  Can I sell my home without any showings?

Serious buyers still would like to visit the homes in-person before making a purchase decision. There will also be visits by inspectors, appraisers— so selling a home without showings is still not realistic.

We understand this and are focusing on what we can do to minimize unnecessary showings and protect home occupants and visitors by following recommended safe practices.

  Is there anything I can do now to prepare to sell my house after things calm down?

Preparation when selling is always helpful and can save you time and thousands of dollars. 

The best way to prepare is to meet with a real estate professional to help you assess your home selling goals and objectives, and design the best plan to achieve them.

They will help you determine what work needs to be done, the costs, time frames, and help you prepare for all the details or things to consider.

As Santa Clara specialists, our home selling service the Complete Selling Solution is designed for this purpose. For more information contact us or download our Complete Selling Solution Guide.

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