Currently the headlines for Lake Tahoe real estate are along the following: Inventory is low, demand is high and home values keep increasing. All of which is incredibly true. However, in the midst of a global pandemic, people are wondering if in addition to being a good time to sell….is it safe?
Zillow recently revealed that there are 3 top reasons why sellers aren’t selling, even though they want to. 25% have Covid-19 concerns, 31% feel there is too much financial uncertainty and 34% feel like life is too uncertain in general. If listing your Lake Tahoe real estate is something you want to do but you are pressing pause due to one or more of these reasons, here are some reassuring points.
- Lake Tahoe real estate technology has changed.
While agents are abiding by the local and state regulations, we are still making homes for sale in Lake Tahoe happen safely. There is technology available that not only allow sellers to list safely but buyers to view safely. Agent video chats, virtual tours, lifestyle videos, in depth neighborhood information, accurate and incredibly detailed listing input and professional photography are just a few ways we are adapting. We are leveraging what is available to us so that both parties feel safe, healthy and confident in their listing or buying decision.
- When listing homes for sale in Lake Tahoe, we know that eventually in person showings are going to happen. For both the seller and the buyer’s sakes, we are working to ensure that showings are both safe and effective. We know that if a buyer is rushing through, they may miss some key details. We are implementing things like limiting the amount of people in at one time, making people wear booties and masks, having cupboards, doors and storage spaces open so touching is minimized, masks are worn and people are washing and sanitizing their hands before and after.
Things seem to be changing constantly this year: Information, how things operate, protocols and more. Our job is to stay on top of it so that our clients and their families remain safe and healthy. With seller’s wanting to take advantage of the market right now, there are things we can do to help them achieve their goals while staying mindful of the current pandemic. For more information on listing or buying homes for sale in Lake Tahoe, feel free to contact me. I would be happy to help!