Is it still safe to sell your home?
September 13, 2021 | Dwell JC
If you’re on the fence about whether you want to sell your home this year, there’s good news. In the past year we have become highly experienced in how to sell houses safely during the pandemic. Here at Sawyer Smith Residential, we have adopted new technologies and safety measures designed to keep both our buyers and sellers safe. And experts believe that many of these practices are here to stay. As Bob Goldberg, CEO of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), puts it:
“The pandemic has confirmed to all of us in the industry that technology will continue to transform real estate.”
Tools that allow our agents to better serve clients while also limiting exposure to others include eSignature, electronic lockboxes, virtual showings and video conferencing. While this shift became increasingly important during the last year, they also made our ability to market and sell your home more streamlined and efficient. And of course, reducing the number of people a seller must interact with during the process is the best way to keep all parties involved in a sale safe.
In the 2021 Realtor Technology Survey, NAR asks real estate professionals their opinions on the most valuable pieces of technology for their business over the past 12 months. The graph below highlights the top five tools those agents said are true game-changers:
Our Guidelines for In-Person Showings
Our guidelines to agents and buyers for in person showings includes hand disinfection, and wearing facemasks and booties. Our agents also follow the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to make sure homes are safe. The CDC’s advice includes information on how to clean high-touch surfaces like doorknobs, tables, and countertops so they’re disinfected for all.
This past year changed the way we do things for the better. We are using new technology, tools, cleaning procedures, and the latest guidance to meet your changing needs. Our goal is to keep you safe and build your confidence throughout the sales process.
It’s important to know that your safety is a top priority when it comes to selling this year. Please feel free to reach out to me today to see how we can help you take advantage of today’s market.