SELLING YOUR SANTA BARBARA HOME DURING COVID-19? IT IS POSSIBLE!
Selling your home is never a proposition that’s absolutely certain. But during a pandemic, that uncertainty is even greater.
There are quite a few reasons why you may have waited before putting your house on the market over the past few weeks. And we can’t blame you. The last thing you need to be thinking about during a national health crisis is the fair market value of your house. There are other priorities. Your family. Your job. Your savings. And of course, your well-being.
But you may find yourself in a position where you have no choice but to sell your home in Santa Barbara. It may have already been in pre-foreclosure prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. You may be facing your own medical emergency (and we sincerely hope you aren’t!) Or you may have even been one of the 6.6 million Americans who now have to face the misfortune of unemployment.
These are uncertain times. But there is some hope. You can still sell your home to us, Penny Lane Home Buyers, in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Why You Might Want to Consider Selling before the Market Shifts
COVID-19 has affected the economy for weeks, which has impacted the stock market, forced millions of Americans out of their jobs and made it impossible for dozens of businesses to stay open
But, how does all of this affect the housing market? After COVID-19 we are at risk of facing another recession, which means your home could drop in value. This is not a good thing if you need to sell your home due to foreclosure, unemployment, etc. Home values are currently at all-time highs right now, but that could change in a few months. If you’ve considered selling your home in the coming weeks, right now is the perfect time to do so.
How Is It Possible to Sell Your Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic?
To maintain social distancing guidelines, we are now offering virtual appointments for all of our clients. What does this mean for you? You can sell your house to us with minimal human interaction. Here’s how the process will work.
You can either take pictures of your house and text/email them to us, or we can arrange to take interior pictures of your house for you (we need less than 15 minutes). For safety, you can open all the doors, turn on all the lights, and we literally will not touch a single thing in your house while we take the pictures.
We have cash offer options without a single person coming inside your property. You tell us what works for you, and we will work out a solution that makes sense and feels safe to you.
We can close when you want to close. You can pick a general date now, and we can update that date as the circumstances change. The closing date is completely in your control, fast or slow.
That’s all there is to it! COVID-19 may be a setback for all of us, but it’s a temporary one and it doesn’t have to affect you selling your house in Santa Barbara. Contact us at 805-250-4520 to schedule a virtual appointment with us!