Businesses in every sector of our economy have been hit hard as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. And they have to adapt to new ways of working and interacting with their customers. This is certainly true in the real estate industry – where we rely on building relationships with homebuyers and home sellers.
And if you are one of the many Canadians that is trying to buy or sell a home during this difficult time, we feel for you. Real estate markets are expected to fall during the pandemic, and this could result in real financial turmoil for those trying to sell their houses – particularly if they are at risk of losing their jobs or businesses.
And we’re not going lie – in an environment where physical distancing is vital to stopping the spread of a deadly virus – buying or selling a home is going to be more challenging. It is critical that you work with a realtor who is able to adapt to these new circumstances.
How the process has changed.
Normally, during this time of year, you would start to see the ramping up of weekend open houses. After all, the weather is starting to warm and would-be homebuyers would normally be looking to find a place where they can envision living with their families.
But flattening the curve means no more open houses – at least for the time being.
Realtors are having to turn to other more creative ways to showcase a house. Virtual tours are now the best option for many.
Having a realtor you can trust.
Even though virtual tours and photos are available to prospective homebuyers, it really isn’t the same thing as actually seeing a space. That’s why it is more important than ever to have a real estate agent that you can trust.
Now more than ever, you need to work with a realtor who is a master communicator and who can describe every detail to you accurately and who can negotiate on your behalf.
The same is true if you are looking to sell your home. You need to work with a realtor who has the resources to provide you with an appealing virtual tour of your home that prospective buyers can access. And you need to work with someone with the right tools to market your home in an environment where selling homes has just become a lot more difficult.
Contact Adelson and Weiss today.
While some realtors are scrambling to adapt to these new ways that they must do business in the midst of COVID-19, you may find comfort in knowing that here at Adelson and Weiss, we are not scrambling. Yes, we are doing more business virtually than we ever have before, but we already had the tools in place to produce virtual tours of Toronto area homes and to market those homes to a wide audience.
Whether you are trying to buy or sell in this market of uncertainty, Adelson and Weiss is ready to serve you. Contact us today to learn more.