Last week we focused on keeping sellers safe using the virtual listing appointment program. Today we’d like to talk about buyer’s safety. Guided virtual showings program helps buyers tour homes safely and efficiently.
Let’s face it, no matter what is going on in the world many sellers need to sell, and many buyers need to purchase. Did you know that in the last 7 days 254 new homes came on the market, 240 homes went pending and 354 homes closed in Lee County?
So how can we show homes safely and efficiently in today’s environment? The Ellis Team guided virtual showings program helps buyers tour homes safely. The guided virtual showings program consists of several steps.
Virtual Consultation. Our agents listen to what you’re looking for. We ask detailed questions about the type of home you’re looking for. Based on your answers we get to work finding the best properties that match your criteria. An Ellis Team agent sorts through all the clutter to get you to the best homes at the best value.
6 Easy Steps
We set you up on a favorite list whereby we email you new or modified listings each day that match your criteria. We want you to know about hot new listings first. Speed wins and the best homes go fast.
We setup virtual showings online. Together we go through each of the best homes. You tell us what you like and what doesn’t work for you. Many times, we’ll have found the home on the first attempt, if we’ve done a good job of listening. Sometimes we tweak the search a little bit, and sometimes we must go back to drawing board. The neat thing is, because this is all being done virtually, the process can happen quickly.
Electronic Signatures– All of the purchase agreement can be created and signed electronically. The advantage to buyer is it can be done quickly which means your offer may get accepted before another higher offer comes in from another buyer. Speed wins the day.
Home Inspections– Many home inspectors will inspect the home and send you a report along with photos and proof of items needing repair. Home inspector can even setup a virtual meeting to discuss items. This limits people needed at the home inspection and keeps you safer with social distancing. Sellers appreciate it too because there are less people invading their home potentially getting them sick.
Closings– Much if not all of the closing can be done remotely or by Fed Ex. You do not need to attend closing. In the days of social distancing, why be present for something you don’t need to be? You can focus your time on more productive things. We’ll arrange to meet you with the keys to your shiny new home.
We Listen-Then Suggest
The key to the whole system is listening to what you’re trying to accomplish, educating you on the market, and helping you find and negotiate to a successful transaction. We have lenders that offer low rates and zero lender fees. Our team has access to so many resources. We can discuss your needs and ways we can save you money and make the process easier for you when we meet.
If you’re a seller, you’ll be interested in www.Virtual-listing-Appointment.com Sande and Brett will use the same tools to get your home sold fast, and safely.
As always, we can always talk on the phone the old-fashioned way too. You can reach Brett or Sande at 239-489-4042 Ext 4
See last week’s article “Virtual Listing Appointment Program to Safely List Your Home“