All of us are all struggling right now to keep our lives as stable and as constant as possible while living in a new state of ‘normal.’ This is a whole new reality for all of us, and it might feel like there’s just no future right now, because we don’t know what the future holds.
I am committed to my clients, my community and my family and friends when it comes to providing advice and resources as to the future of real estate.
While I don’t have that crystal ball to see into the future, what I do have is an understanding that homes will still need to be sold and bought, especially as businesses re-open and resume normal operations. There are a variety of alternative ways to conduct real estate business even while avoiding person-to-person contact. The most obvious of these is the online search. I continue to send electronic listing notifications and e-alert updates in real time as they have always done. You may still peruse houses on other websites like Realtor.com and Zillow and so on. FaceTime or other video apps will allow the seller to give a virtual tour of the home in Real Time. This allows the user to explore an entire home from their computer screen without having to set foot in the actual physical space. You can also look for homes by visiting my website. HarrietLibov.HoulihanLawrence.com
Houlihan Lawrence Agents continue to work, advise, and meet all over video chat or phone call.
For my sellers and clients that are thinking about selling, this can be a great time get your home ready, once businesses are open again. With all the time at home, now is the moment to start the project(s) that may have been put off for getting your home ready to sell. Start by de-cluttering a closet or two, or touching up that paint that needs freshening up. Weather permitting, get outside and start on the Spring cleanup of your yard or garden. Here is a great checklist for reference:
If you have any questions about what the market looks like in your neighborhood, or to discuss your dream home, send me at email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me call at (914) 659-6200. In fact, we can even set up an online consultation from the comfort of your couch! We can ‘meet’ virtually and I’d be happy to give you the latest updates on what’s happening in your neighborhood and share tips on how to maximize your efforts in selling, or what you’ll need to do in preparation for purchasing a home.
I am always available to help, guide, and give honest and professional advice to anyone who asks. This is a resource for you to help you figure out how to plan for your future. We are in it together.