Buying and Selling Real Estate During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Buying and Selling Homes during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Even during this difficult time, I want to let you know that my obligation to help you sell or buy a home is still in force.

The Government of British Columbia has released it’s list of Essential Services.  Real Estate services have been listed as essential.

While following the guidelines set out by the government, I will continue to support my clients who are in the need to sell or purchase a home. Homes are still selling, albeit there is less activity.

So, how do you buy and sell real estate in the coronavirus era?

There are many factors to consider while trying to buy or sell while also maintaining social distancing. Open houses are unfortunately not advisable during this time.

Virtual tours offer an in depth look inside a home and its floorplan. Touring a home virtually allows clients to see if a home makes sense to them.

Another option available is if the home for sale is vacant. In fact, I have two vacant properties on the market currently (click the addresses listed below for more information on these listings)!

968 Fuller Ave, Kelowna, BC

205-1125 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC

While showing vacant properties, I ensure that inside is sanitized, touch nothing and maintain distance from clients as they walk through.

Upon making or accepting an offer, handshakes may not be feasible but teleconferencing and e-signing programs allow things to flow digitally.

Realtors have checklists for buyers and sellers to ensure that properties are able to be viewed safely. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me to discuss further.

Stay safe and healthy – Rom.

About the Author Rom Houtstra

Rom Houtstra is a licensed and experienced Kelowna Real Estate Agent for almost 18 years with Century 21, the largest Real Estate Company in the world with over 8000 offices in 44 countries. He is committed to providing top service when it comes to buying or selling Residential & Commercial real estate, businesses and leases. Ask him about his comprehensive Marketing Plan and Listing Presentation. If you are looking for properties in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Vernon, or in other areas of the Okanagan Valley contact Rom.

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