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Real Estate is affecting us in an interesting way so far. Mainly how we conduct business. It is too early to see how the COVID-19 virus will affect the market in the long term. One thing is for sure is that people still need homes.
Ask yourself this simple question:
Is it critical I move right now?
If the answer is YES, I will help you make it as safe as possible.
If the answer is NO, I suggest staying in your current home right now may be a safer decision.
Circumstances are often out of our control. If you must buy or sell a home here are a few steps that my family and I are taking:
Listening to government & health authority instructions and strictly abiding or surpassing them.
Educating myself on the ever changing topic of the COVID-19 virus/pandemic.
NOT hosting Open Houses until further notice.
Working home full-time.
Encourage Buyers to do a "drive-by" prior to booking a viewing.
Ensuring there is a hand washing area at property.
Removing paper towels used from Seller's home.
touching of surfaces during viewing.
Monitoring my own health and qualifying clients on recommendation by health authority.
following all showing guidelines set by the real estate council during cover-19
I am proud of all the work that our health care workers, truck drivers, supermarket employees, food industry workers, different level of governments and many others are doing.
I recognize it will be financially difficult for many sectors including arts and entertainment, retail, bars, events organizers, for anyone who can't work from home and small businesses. Many jobs have already been lost. My heart goes out to you all.
Something I learned and use often: even though those are serious times for our community, careful preparedness, stress and worries are all normal parts of the process. We all get affected differently. If you are low on supplies, fully quarantined and need help, or simply need someone to talk to, don't be shy to reach out. I'll do anything I can to help.
Call Text or email if you have any questions 250-317-4599 or email@example.com
5 essential tips for first-time home buyers
Buying your first home can be a daunting experience.
For many, real estate is a complex and confusing world. And it is tough to know where to start when you’re ready to purchase your first home.
Here are 5 tips that can help!
This may be the single most important step in the buying process for a first time home buyer having this knowledge will make your home buying experience easier and less stressful
Pre-approval is key know exactly how you can afford before you start looking.
MAKE A LIST
It is a good idea to write down a list of the things that are important to you when it comes to the purchase of your first home. Separate the list into two columns (needs and wants) this list will be important when viewing potential houses. When viewing these houses, it is important to keep notes so you can remember which features each property had.
KEEP AN OPEN MIND
It is rare for a first home to be a perfect 10 in all categories however it is possible to find a home you will fall in love with, which is also one that checks off the most boxes on your list.
In faster paced markets where multiple offer situations are normal it is possible that you may miss out on the first house you are drawn to. It is important to remember the right house is still out there and in some cases you will be glad you missed out on the first house.
Many first time home buyers are hesitant to ask questions because they don’t want to be embarrassed if they’re not familiar with certain terminology. As a real estate professional I understand the confusing nature of the business and I am happy to help navigate you through the process.
GET A SECOND OPINION
Even after you’ve found the home of your dreams it is always nice to get someone else’s opinion. Bring a friend of family member you trust along. They may notice something you didn’t and if they love it to you can rest easy knowing you made the right decision
IF you have any questions or would like to meet and set up a VIP buyers plan please call text or email 250-317-4599 or Tyler@tylerzeeman.com
Curious about local real estate? So are we! Every month we review trends in our real estate market and consider the number of homes on the market in each price tier, the amount of time particular homes have been listed for sale, specific neighborhood trends, the median price and square footage of each home sold and so much more. We’d love to invite you to do the same!
You can sign up here to receive your own market report, delivered as often as you like! It contains current information on pending, active and just sold properties so you can see actual homes in your neighborhood. You can review your area on a larger scale, as well, by refining your search to include properties across the city or county. As you notice price and size trends, please contact us for clarification or to have any questions answered.
We can definitely fill you in on details that are not listed on the report and help you determine the best home for you. If you are wondering if now is the time to sell, please try out our INSTANT home value tool. You’ll get an estimate on the value of your property in today’s market. Either way, we hope to hear from you soon as you get to know our neighborhoods and local real estate market better.