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Why Buyers Have the Upper Hand in a Down Market

business sidebar news 02Were you shopping for a new home when the coronavirus crisis started? Have you put your homebuying dreams on hold out of fear the financial market will take an even bigger turn for the worse?

While it’s true the market has taken a big hit in recent months, that doesn’t mean the housing market is in crisis along with it. In fact, history shows that down markets are traditionally a better time to shop for a home.

So, with a limited ability to shop for homes in person, how are buyers keeping the process going? The tips below can help you keep your dreams of homeownership alive during this difficult time.

Turn to the experts.

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The Seller's Edge

At Whaley Properties, we approach things a little differently than the average agent. Our formula for selling properties is especially important in this changing Real Estate market and has proven 100% successful. We sell every home we list. How do we manage to do that, even in this changing Real Estate market? We succeed due to five key reasons:

  • Our professionalism is unmatched in the industry.
  • We are always accessible, day and night, to our clients.
  • Our organization means our clients don’t need to worry about the little details.
  • We provide complimentary home preparation, staging and concierge services to all of our clients.
  • Our pricing system results in our clients getting top-dollar for their homes without wasting time on the market.

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You, Covid, and Real Estate

blog dynamic 06Your reality is the reality that matters to you, but is your reaction to the pandemic leaving you with an accurate picture of the possibilities ahead? For too many, the realization that COVID-19 represents considerably more than a short-term inconvenience has slowly set in. The weight of this realization colors all that we do while in isolation. The resulting fear, anger, and disillusionment contribute to “mental fuzziness” that makes even the simplest decisions stressful. Based on what I’ve heard from readers and gleaned from the bombardment of news, social media, and statistics floating about, I’m offering simple, well-meaning suggestions for clearing your head to tackle real estate decisions or to comfortably live with deferred decisions … for now.

During this time of dramatic contrasts, there is not just one point of view on real estate ownership:

  • Some individuals and families have lost their jobs or been laid off, so they are struggling to make mortgage payments and maintain their homes.

In contrast, others are still working—often from home—and are wary of what’s ahead, but are not currently in financial trouble.

  • Some homeowners, now on hold, were ready to sell their home and move up or cash in their real estate before the pandemic hit.

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Show Your Home During the Pandemic: The Definitive Seller's Guide to Virtual Tours and More

business sidebar news 04For home sellers in the era of the novel coronavirus, showing off your home to potential buyers may seem like an impossible task. As people practice social distancing to help stop the spread of COVID-19, most open houses are on hold, and in-person home showings are limited across the country.

But there are still ways to reach potential buyers and show your home in the best light—through virtual tours.

How virtual tours work

Read more: Show Your Home During the Pandemic: The Definitive Seller's Guide to Virtual Tours and More

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Whaley & Associates
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