REAL ESTATE: What If I Need to Sell My Home Now? How to Sell Your Brevard Home During COVID-19
By Bobby Freeman – Realtor // April 22, 2020
There are currently 3,173 single-family homes, condos and townhomes for sale in Brevard
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Every day that passes, people have a need to buy and sell homes. That doesn’t stop during the current pandemic.
If you’ve had a major life change recently, whether, with your job or your family situation, you may be in a position where you need to sell your home – and fast.
While you probably feel like timing with the current pandemic isn’t on your side, making a move is still possible.
Rest assured, with technology at your side and fewer sellers on the market in most areas, you can list your house and make it happen safely and effectively, especially when following the current COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the National Association of Realtors and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“We are trying to provide as much information as possible to qualified buyers upfront so they can determine if they want to look at a property,” says Broker/Owner Jennifer McCoy with McCoy-Freeman Real Estate serving Florida’s Space Coast.
“This means producing more videos, adding extra professional photos, and FaceTime tours,” says McCoy.
According to the NAR Flash Survey: Economic Pulse taken April 5 – 6, real estate agents indicate, not surprisingly, that there’s a noticeable decline in current homebuyer interest.
So, while buyer interest is low compared to normal spring markets, there are still buyers in the market. Don’t forget, you only need one buyer – the right one for your home.
In fact, there are currently 1,547 properties under contract in Brevard County and 3,173 single-family homes, condos and townhomes for sale.
Here’s the other thing – people are spending a lot of time on the Internet right now, given the stay-at-home orders implemented across the country.
Buyers are actively looking at homes for sale online. Some of them are reaching out to real estate professionals for virtual tours and getting ready to make offers too. Homes are being sold in many markets especially here on Florida’s Space Coast.
There Is Less Competition Right Now
The same survey indicates that 56% of NAR members said sellers are removing their homes from the market right now. This can definitely work in your favor.
If other sellers are removing their listings, your home has a better chance of rising to the top of a buyer’s search list and being seen. Keep in mind, listings will pick up again soon, as 57% of the respondents note that sellers are only planning to delay the process by a couple of months.
If you need to sell right now, don’t wait for the competition to get back into the market again. Getting ahead of that wave now might be your biggest opportunity.
Your Trusted Real Estate Advisor Can Help
We are working hard every single day under untraditional circumstances, utilizing technology to help both buyers and sellers who need to continue with their plans.
We’re using virtual tours to show homes currently on the market, staying connected with the buyers and sellers through video chats, and leveraging resources to complete transactions electronically.
We’re making sure the families we support remain safe and can keep their real estate needs on track, especially as life is changing so rapidly.
Homes are still being bought and sold in the midst of this pandemic. If you need to sell your house and would like to know the current status in our local market, let’s work together to create a safe and effective plan that works for you and your family.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bobby Freeman, a lifetime resident of Brevard County, has been a top Realtor in the area for over two decades. In his first year as an agent, Freeman received a Rising Star award from his Brokers. Since then he has achieved numerous sales awards from some of the largest real estate firms in the world.
Freeman, Jennifer McCoy and Nikki McCoy-Freeman are family owners of the McCoy-Freeman Real Estate Group on Florida’s Space Coast. Together they have more than 40 years of extensive experience in all aspects of the real estate industry, have sold over $420 million and are ranked in the top 1% of all Florida Realtors.
Among McCoy-Freeman Group’s achievements are Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), Certified Distressed Property Experts (CDPE), Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) and voted Best Realtor in Brevard County. The group has been featured in many news publications including CNN Money Magazine, CNNMoney.com, WFTV 9 News, News 13, WKMG News 6, Coastal Condo Living Magazine, Hot Retirement Towns Magazine and SpaceCoastDaily.com.
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