Selling Virtually or Virtually Selling!!
In 2006 people, including my then office manager, thought I was crazy when I sold a house to a buyer without them ever setting foot inside the home until they moved in.
I had a military family PCSing to Ft Meade from California. The wife's mother lived here and she previewed homes with me. In 2006 we didn't have smart phones to take videos, we didn't have app's to create virtual floor plans.
I measured every room and drew a scale version floor plan of the house using old fashioned pencil and graph paper and took pictures of every corner of the home and loaded them online. The files were huge. I rented a camcorder and shot a home movie of the house and FedExed the cassette to the buyer. The home they purchased was a bank foreclosure and needed a 203K loan to purchase and renovate it. They took estimates from several reputable licensed contractors, chose one and with the help of the lender, consultant and contractor developed a wish list in conjunction with the required repairs. Even the closing was done remotely. I didn't meet the buyer until I delivered pizza to their home on moving day!! When they were finally ready to PCS to Ft Meade their new home was ready and they pulled up the moving trucks and moved right in.
Fast forward to April 2020. I have repeated this scenario a few times. Now, we are faced with a deadly and extremely contagious virus and everyone is learning to shoot videos with their cell phones, using a variety of floor plan app's like Magicplan on our smart phones and Facetiming or Skyping or What's Apping with our clients while walking through the home alone. I have been doing this since 2006, I can do it again and again. Each time it has gotten easier for me with newer and better technology.
Are you considering buying or selling a home? With working from home have you decided your home just isn't big enough? Or, is it too big? I have the tools and the technology readily available to make the process seamless and virtual. Let me help you with your real estate needs in 2020 and beyond!!
If you are thinking of buying or selling an home in Maryland give us a call at 410-292-0100 or start your search here and we'll talk about the market conditions and what your home could possibly be worth in today's market place if you are thinking of selling. If you are considering buying a home, there is no better time than now to buy. The tax savings and wealth building alone is worth the plunge into todays market. Long and Foster and I are connected with some of the brightest and best real estate agents in the world and can assist with your move here in Maryland or anywhere in the United States or abroad. Ask me how.
During these trying times Long & Foster and I are equipped with the latest technology to sell your home using Virtual Open Houses, Virtual showings, electronic signing, virtual inspection and even online closings. You can reach out to me through Snapchat, Duo, Skype, Google Hangouts, What's App, text messaging or simply by phone. We take your and your families health and safety very seriously.
June Piper-Brandon ~ Associate Broker ~ CDPE, CIAS, ePro, MRP
Long & Foster Hampden
410-292-0100 - Direct 410-889-9800 Office