COVID-19 has changed how homes are shown to buyers. What should I expect to happen if I try to sell my home?

In Sellers, COVID-19, FAQ's by Doug Phelps

For nearly a decade, the Denver metro real estate market has been a wild ride of record-setting activity. This year with COVID-19, this is even more true. We are here to help you prepare for what’s ahead.

Since March, home is probably something you have spent a lot of time in and thinking about. Maybe your dreaming of more space. Perhaps the thoughts are about downsizing. Or life has simply shifted priorities.

Maybe you are thinking about selling or buying.

If you are, it’s rather impossible to completely predict what is next in the next few months of 2020. Or even 2021 and beyond. This much we know — for years sellers have been in charge thanks to extremely low inventories of available homes. This forced buyers to compete against multiple offers at almost every price point.

As you think about what your future holds, what questions should you be asking? This blog series will explore several questions from both the seller and buyer points of view.

Seller Question:

COVID-19 has changed how homes are shown to buyers. What should I expect to happen if I try to sell my home?

Answer from Doug:

People still need to buy and sell homes. Shelter is a basic need and necessity. Sellers and listing agents offer booties to cover shoes. Protocols by the Colorado Real Estate Commission require buyers to wear masks and gloves. Sellers must do sanitizing of all surfaces after each showing. No overlapping showings are allowed.

Online tours and open houses will accompany digital photo galleries and floorplans. In other words, virtual marketing solutions are more in play to safely present your home to the market.