In the COVID-19 era, everyone has had to adapt to changes that have turned our daily lives upside down. Many of us are now staying at and working from home. However, this doesn’t mean the hunt for houses is at a standstill.
There are many ways for clients to hunt for houses without close contact with others. As with all changes, agents must learn how to adapt to the new market and environment. Follow these tips for no contact house hunting for agents in 2020:
Offer Video Tours Of Homes
In the past, Bright MLS had rules against conducting video tours of homes. But during this health crisis, they eased those rules. The safety of realtors, associates, and house hunters is of the utmost importance, which is why video tours of homes are now on the rise.
During live video tours, shoppers can ask questions as you guide them through the home. You can also live stream showings on social media, which is a great way to show a home to more people and garner interest.
Online Shopping With Apps, Social Media, & Websites
It is easier than ever for homebuyers to shop for homes online thanks to sites like Zillow and Realtor. These sites bring shoppers the latest listings and ways to easily connect with a Realtor. They provide options to choose whether to take an in-house tour or via video.
Shoppers can also browse listings on social media like Facebook. Post both new and older listings, your followers and offer stress-free questions and tours. Be sure your contact information is easily accessible.
Sanitize Homes In-Between Showings
If you are still offering in-house showings, it is essential to remember to sanitize homes in-between showings. Sanitizing will keep everyone involved safe as they tour the home. Wipe down all surfaces such as counters, handles, and light switches with sanitizing wipes, being sure to throw the wipe away in a trash can. Then, wash your hands thoroughly.
The above information is for educational purposes only. All information, loan programs and interest rates are subject to change without notice. All loans subject to underwriter approval. Terms and conditions apply. Always consult an accountant or tax advisor for full eligibility requirements on tax deduction.