4 Steps to Safely Show Real Estate During a Pandemic
4 Steps to Safely Show Real Estate During a Pandemic - The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way real estate showings are managed. In some states, open houses are prohibited unless a property is unoccupied or vacant. Masks and social distancing are mandatory for prospective buyers and their agents. In other states, rules are looser for home tours and showings.
When you're allowed to conduct home showings and tours, take extra steps to protect your clients and yourself from coronavirus. Here are four steps to conduct the safest real estate showings while the pandemic is active.
Why You Should Have a Home Inspection on New ConstructionWhy You Should Have a Home Inspection on New Construction - A home inspection is very important to the general home-buying process. Home inspection on new construction is even more important, as many mistakes could be made on new construction.
Aren’t New Homes Built to Code?
The reality is that many new homes are only built to minimum standards. Most home builders build houses to a level that makes the construction legal. Some do not even reach the legal level. The minimum required by law is going to be worse generally than what the best building practices are. A home inspector will be able to tell you what the quality is of your new construction.
Throw Away That Real Estate Brochure Box
Throw Away That Real Estate Brochure Box - Visualize the listing ID number texted into the receiving text address, with an automatic text message reply linking to the online listing brochure. The drive-up visitor doesn't have to leave the comfort of their car to get a much more detailed brochure about the home; it's never empty either.
Once the drive-by home shoppers leave, they're taking that text message home, and they can look at it later as much as they want, often generating a request for a showing. All this is great and not terribly expensive, but there is more as well.
Expenses Associated With Buying A First Home
Expenses Associated With Buying A First Home - When buying a home for the first time, it's important to remember there are a number of expenses that will occur in addition to your down payment. Too often, home buyers aren't aware of the extra costs associated with a home purchase and aren't prepared for them.
Know The Expenses Associated With A Home Purchase
First-time home buyers think about the down payment, closing costs, insurance, and mortgage payment, but there are many more expenses to be aware of when purchasing a home. Such a large investment impacts your overall financial health, and the expenses continue after the purchase.