Should I list my property this winter? This year the season is quite different as the pandemic has limited social gatherings and events. We find ourselves reassessing our living space and our day-to-day lifestyle. With a shortage of homes and pent-up demand, buyers are watching the market for new listings and are ready to make an offer when the property fits their lifestyle. Wooded and Ag land are also in demand, as it has become a bit of a challenge for buyers to find a place to hunt, camp, or build their dream home. You may have an ideal parcel to sell or split off that could give you the cash make improvements to your property, purchase a second home, or invest in other ways.
In November, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 30,000 and the interest rates hit another low, home prices have risen 15% and selling in an average of 45 days, according the SE Minnesota Association of Realtors MLS reporting. The economic indicators support a positive market moving forward for sellers. We find buyers are looking to take advantage of the low interest rates. We are happy to visit with you about selling options available, the selling process, and guide you step by step along the way. Call today for your free confidential consultation and put our experience to work for you!
Roxanne & Kelsey, RE/MAX Select Properties
While we completely understand selling during COVID may feel like a big undertaking and you may be nervous about people coming and going from your home, we would like to ease some of your concerns. We realize buyers may be concerned about entering homes and the precautions that need to be taken. We take the health and wellbeing of our clients seriously, and although navigating COVID has posed challenges for many of us, we have found ways to successfully assist our clients in making their move.
We discuss with our sellers their health concerns and implement safety precautions as we want you to be comfortable with buyers entering your home. To minimize the transfer of germs we recommend a seller to have all the lights on, if possible, so there is no need for agents or buyers to touch your switches.
We have successfully implemented the use of technology for many years and have increased virtual showings and the usage of electronic signing throughout this pandemic. Photos are available on several real estate websites and videos of our listings can be found on our Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/SEMNrealestate). We are more than happy to conduct a Virtual Showing (real time or recorded) for you, as virtual showings have been an important tool.
We of course conduct in person showings, implementing the safety guidelines and maintaining social distancing guidelines. Most importantly before bringing buyers into your home we have asked them questions related to possible exposure to COVID-19. We have a supply of masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer in our vehicles for client use.
We feel it is important to take precautions and be practical during this time in respect of our clients and our own families. If you have been thinking of making a move, we welcome the opportunity to visit with you about your concerns and assist you in making your move happen!
Roxanne & Kelsey
RE/MAX Select Properties