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Times have changed for everyone.  You now have the complex responsibility to sell a home in this unpredictable economic environment you’re living in. And while there’s no magic formula for determining the best time to sell a home, there are several factors you should consider easing your concerns.

What’s the wrong time to sell?

That’s a loaded question.  It depends!  For the “AS-IS” PROBATE PROPERTY There is actually no real “wrong time” to sale a “distressed” or “dated” property.  There are investors scouring the land each day looking for affordable homes to renovate. Owner-occupant homeowners search all year long however statistics support, as a general rule of thumb, to avoid the months of December and January when selling a traditional home. Probate homes sell 365 days a year.  Probate homes are most often more marketable for the homeowner, particularly those homes that have been owned and occupied by the decedent with some differed maintenance, are bit dated yet functional.

The best day for selling?

According to research, Thursday is the best day of the week to list your home for sale. By listing your home for sale on a Thursday, you can make it available immediately for weekend showings. One week prior to marketing the property to the open public we arrange to assist to declutter and organize the property for the estate sale Saturday.  We are simultaneously marketing the property for sale. By Thursday, your property is advertised publicly. Come the following Saturday, our 1st Open House – the busiest day for real estate – your home will have only been on sale for two days, which is great for attracting full-price offers. In general, the shorter amount of time your home remains on the market, the higher the offer you’ll receive.  It has happened that a full price offer was received and accepted after the estate sale before the open house. 

Will the "Social-Distancing" affect real estate?

No and yes!  During Social Distancing our agents are conducting online consultations for buyers and sellers.  We partner with modern photographers for 3D imaging and virtual tours. Closing companies and lenders are  working remotely to get transactions successfully transferred.  Appraisers are permitted to conduct drive-by appraisals.  Lenders are responding to "furloughed" employees with special guidelines for underwriting that encourage home ownership.  Online homebuyer seminars have flourished.  Families are moving.  The industry is in dire need of rentals properties and homes for sale. 

Meeting in person, at the property, is our preference.  "The New Normal" requires face-to-face meetings are conducted wearing facial masks, plastic gloves without the traditional hand shake.  Open houses follow the social distancing rules.   Estate sales are open to one family per story at a time for sales hosted inside a property.  So yes, the pandemic has changed  us all yet we at KELLER WILLIAMS PIVOT and press on with compassion.

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