Despite COVID-19 concerns, home buyers are still shopping. In fact, 3D and virtual tours have become the new normal, along with hand sanitizer stations and self-distancing to get deals done.
It’s Still Possible To Safely Buy And Sell Real Estate
I recently had a successful closing working with both the buyer and seller at 617 Cliffgate Lane and although it was all so different, everyone was very accommodating and open to the changes. The best part? The entire transaction went smoothly and we were left with happy clients on both sides.
Here’s How We Successfully Closed During The Pandemic
Here, I offer an inside look at how we made the process work seamlessly for our clients, while following all the protocols mandated during the pandemic.
First, We Relied Heavily On Remote Showing Options
Our Buyers used nearly every “remote” showing option available. By doing so, they were able to gather as much information as possible in record time. This included a Matterport Virtual Tour, a Marketing Promotional Video, Facetime, Photography, Aerial Photography, Google Maps, and more.
Second, We Limited In-Person Showings
We had only one in-person showing and were careful to follow all the guidelines. During the home tour, the buyers saw a lot of wildlife, which was a nice surprise. Even the Buyer’s interior designer got in on the action and made use of the virtual tour since they couldn’t come in to actually see the home.
Third, Inspections Were Relatively Easy With Modifications
As far as the inspection process goes, it went quite well. The inspection was modified slightly based on access to the house and the inspectors were required to follow new protocols. Everyone was on board.
Lastly, Curbside Contact-Less Closing Was Key
Then came closing. And this is where it gets interesting! The sellers were able to do contact-less, curbside closing while the buyers closed by signing on an iPad at the property, while also doing a final walk-thru and immediately taking possession. The property sold for sold in mid-April for $2,937,500.
The Takeaway? Denver Real Estate Deals Are Here To Stay
Needless to say, this was one extraordinary experience. But turned out to be a positive one! As the coronavirus restrictions continue, we are learning as we go, but it’s nice to know that the future of Denver real estate is bright.
If you have a home you need sold or are on the hunt for a tranquil spot to shelter-in-place, give me a call. I would be more than happy to share my expertise!