Buying and Selling a Home Safely in 2020

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Sell Your Home Safely in 2020

While today’s real estate market is unlike anything we’ve seen before, there are still many reasons why now is a good time to sell. Many buyers are taking advantage of the lowest interest rates in 50 years. Sellers are also benefiting from more market exposure as online activity increases. In today’s climate, you can expect that a buyer today is a “serious buyer.” At Shorewest, REALTORS®, safety is top of mind for you and your family when selling your home. If you follow these tips, we can help you sell your home the quickest and safest way possible.

Selling Virtually in 2020

Thanks to technology, selling a home virtually is easier than ever. If you are early in the process, and you’d like to see what your home is worth, you can use our home valuation tool on shorewest.com and get an instant estimate. 

Find a local real estate professional. The next step in selling is to find an real estate professional. With offices throughout Wisconsin, we have an experienced local real estate professional that can assist you through the home selling process. Learn more: https://www.shorewest.com/wisconsin-real-estate-agents

Virtual Consultation. Meeting with a real estate professional has never been easier. Zoom, FaceTime, Messenger and other video apps make it easy to meet from the comfort of your home.

Secure Financing. If you’re selling a home and purchasing another one, chances are you will need financing. At Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation, most of the mortgage process can be completed entirely online. Start your application today: https://www.wimort.com/mortgage-basics/choose-the-right-mortgage/

Digital Advertising. Our real estate team keeps our listings top of mind, especially on social media and popular digital platforms through paid advertising and search engine optimization. We’ll help you attract more people to your listings.

Virtual Showings. We will show your home with high quality photos, YouTube tours, 3D tours and virtual one on one tours.

In-Person Buyer Showings. If necessary, when a buyer is serious, we’ll schedule in-person showings, and make every effort to keep exposure to a minimum to keep you safer. You will approve all showings. Buyers will be prequalified before an in-person showing and limited to immediate family. Shoe coverings, masks, gloves and hand sanitizer can be used when available and the touching of handles and surfaces will be limited.

Accepted Offer to Closing. Once you have an offer, we’ll do as much as we can to limit exposure of outside people coming into your home. Contracts can be negotiated and signed electronically. Appraisals and inspections are made around your schedule with virtual review meetings upon request. Lastly, pre-signing closing documents is recommended.

Buying a Home Virtually in 2020

If you’ve been thinking about buying a home, we can help you do is the safest way possible. Here are a few things we are doing in order to make the home buying process virtual.

Virtual Consult. We will schedule appointments virtually to learn what you are looking for in a new home and make a game plan.

Set Up Home Alerts. Be the first to know when new homes come on the market that meets your specific criteria. Create a MyShorewest account directly on shorewest.com. Of course, a local Shorewest real estate professional will be the best person to have on your side when it comes to finding the perfect house.

Home Tours. Tour homes virtually with high quality photos, YouTube tours, 3D tours and one on one virtual tours. If you would like to see a house in-person, we can schedule a tour safely.

Electronic Signatures. You will be able to sign most of the documents electronically, from the safety of home. 

Earnest Money. Earnest money is collected via our electronic system. 

Inspection. We can help guide you through the inspection process and there is the option of an inspection with a virtual review meeting. 

Welcome Home. We will be with you every step of the way, even if it is through your computer. We will even deliver the keys to your new home to you!

Thanks to technology, real estate deals are still happening. With information changing daily, it is important to connect with a local Shorewest real estate professional so they can advise you throughout the process of buying your new home.

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