Real Estate Home Inspections and Appraisals in the New Normal
Real Estate is an essential business and it didn't stop during COVID-19. There are many buyers and sellers that still need to move, and our industry acted quickly to accommodate both the needs of the transaction and, of course, the safety of everyone. Thankfully, most traditional real estate activities can be performed virtually. However, there are several aspects that must be done in person, like home inspections and appraisals. Both of these professionals need access to the property to properly perform their duties. While everyone should cautiously move forward according to your personal sense of comfort, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself, your family, and the professionals while they are in your home. Before setting the appointments, think through the parts of your home the inspector or appraiser will need to access and think through the process. Contact the home inspector and appraiser and work out a plan together to keep everyone safe: • Communicate with them about off-limit areas, and what parts of the home they can access. • Have a notepad in which they can communicate what parts of the home they came in contact with, and offer hand sanitizer and wipes for them to use before and after touching parts of the home. • Finally, leave the home during the appointments, and clean properly once you return home. Life does move on – if you need to buy or sell a home during this challenging time, it might take extra effort but it can be done when working with my real estate team, and will conclude a successful real estate transaction.
For more information about the buying or selling process, please give me a call/text or email, as always I am here to help!
Realtor, Home Stager
& Relocation Specialist
Coldwell Banker Realty