Vacant or Virtual The Way To Show Your House

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

Vacant or Virtual

 

If you are ready to sell and your house is ready to be sold, now is the time to move forward. 

Real estate is happening using safety, precaution, and common sense. Adaptable agents are working with buyers and sellers. So much can be accomplished with the aid of our phones and computers.

Buyers are buying! 

There are safe and efficient ways to show homes.

Vacant or virtual.

First, decide if you want to sell -- this is NOT the time to test the waters. If you don't want people in your house, do everyone a favor and please take it off the market.

But if you do want to sell ...

Make your home easy to show.  Stay until the buyers show up and then leave. Or have the house unlocked for easy access with a code or lockbox.

Have all the lights on and shades and window coverings open—open interior doors and closets. (Nothing about this has changed.)

 

Everyone will have safety items but go ahead and provide individually sealed bags with a mask and gloves. No excuse if someone forgets a mask.

 

 Mask and gloves HomeRome

 

 

Have a trash receptacle outside to discard these used items or ask the people to take them when they leave.

No more than three people in a property

...does not matter if there are twelve who will be living in that residence.

For right now, with SIP in Maryland, this is the rule we follow.

Leave the kids at home or in the car with supervision. No children.

And you 

don't have to show every home! 

Do not make unnecessary appointments!

Use common sense.

Don't even consider showing a home if that person is not ready to purchase today. Today is absolutely no time for window shopping!

 

Thinking about safely buying or selling a home

Call Margaret Rome

 

Margaret Rome

 

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Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 ,

Great advice! It is a good time to sell with our low inventory. Common sense is the operative and I have in our document section of my listing in the MLS how the house is to be shown. I've provided a Matterport tour so agents can send to buyers and let them virtually go through the house first! Then if interested serious buyers can see the home.

May 17, 2020 01:31 PM #1
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Jeffrey Richman
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Hi Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400,

Buying a home is always a good thing.  Buying one smartly and safely is even better.  One of the problems is that common sense is not so common...

May 17, 2020 02:56 PM #2
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Margaret- now is not the time for looky-loos. You can buy masks from Amazon so that buyers who do not have their own will have them. 

May 17, 2020 06:24 PM #3
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Carol Williams
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Hi Margaret,
Now IS the time for serious buyers and sellers. 

May 17, 2020 07:35 PM #4
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR Perfect advice to safely showing a house.

May 17, 2020 08:51 PM #5
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Jeffrey Richman  True about common sense. Good to see you. 

May 17, 2020 08:53 PM #6
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Kathy Streib We all should have a supply of masks and gloves. No excuse not to be safe.

May 17, 2020 08:54 PM #7
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Carol Williams And only serious buyers and sellers!

May 17, 2020 08:55 PM #8
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James Dray
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Morning Margaret.

This past week I've seen an uptick in our market.  It was down about mid March and most of April.  Sure hope, it continues

May 18, 2020 12:40 AM #9
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 safety first and foremost.... this is NOW the new normal.... and it may be forever.... politics does not enter this equation....safety first....health, safety and welfare of the clients....

May 18, 2020 04:32 AM #10
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Margaret - motivation matters when selling your home and when proper procedures are a part of that, people who are prepared to be sellers can be positive of potential happy endings.  

May 18, 2020 06:26 AM #11
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
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Time will tell how the market fares. In my area we are still taking directions from many different channels of command. 

Best wishes to you and may your sales soar!

May 18, 2020 06:44 AM #12
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

You point out the ways homes are still being marketed and sold during pandemic times, Margaret!

May 18, 2020 09:53 AM #13
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James Dray Knowing you, it will continue!

May 18, 2020 05:01 PM #14
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Barbara Todaro  For all of us ''...safety first....health, safety and welfare of the clients''

May 18, 2020 05:06 PM #15
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Nicely said Michael Jacobs !

May 18, 2020 05:07 PM #16
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  Thank you !

May 18, 2020 05:08 PM #17
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Myrl Jeffcoat There are buyers and seller that need to buy and sell right now. 

May 18, 2020 05:09 PM #18
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