You've heard the buzz. COVID-19 is coming. Or it's already here.
It's going to be REALLY bad. Or maybe it's overblown.
So maybe it's time for you to do some thinking.
Should you take your home off the market until this COVID-19 thing is over?
It's not a question I can directly answer for you, but I can give you a few things to consider to help you make a more informed decision.
First, as far as COVID-19, consult the CDC website for the latest facts.
"Cap'n, I'm an engineer & real estate agent, not an epidimiologist!!!"
I know what I'm doing for myself and what changes I'm making to how I do business.
What YOU choose to do is up to you.
But there are some things you should consider before deciding if you should be letting strangers into your home that MIGHT be carrying COVID-19.
First, what is your personal risk? Are you in one of the more vulnerable groups?
Do you HAVE to sell your home, or just WANT to?
How quickly should your home sell?
Are you willing to do some cleaning after every showing to sanitize things the buyer's agent and the buyers MAY have touched?
The answers to these questions should help you decide your motivation to proceed with selling your home, or deciding that "not right now" is the best response and a WITHDRAWAL from the market is appropriate.
The other part of the decision? It may all be a moot point. Your decision may be made FOR you.
Pennsylvania has decided real estate is a non-essential business. No showings. No sales.
Today New York followed suit.
Illinois has made it seller and brokerage choice.
California has restricted real estate activities.
And that's just a taste of what is going on.
For now, Ohio is allowing business as usual for real estate, but don't be surprised if we follow suit with some of the other states.
Stay tuned, this is obviously unusual times and circumstances.
Want to discuss further? Just call Bill at 513-520-5305 or email Liz@LizSpear.com.
Serving Greater Cincinnati home buyers and sellers,
Bill & Liz aka BLiz