By Aleta Boudreaux, REALTOR®

Buying, selling or renting a home can be stressful in the best of times and even more challenging during this time of health concerns. This is when searching on the internet, in a virtual market is perfect.

If you are a seller you may be asking yourself, “Do I wait until times are better before I sell my home? Do I want strangers coming into my house during the current health situation?”

If you are a buyer you may be concerned about entering an occupied house. On the other hand the interest rates are low and you may not want to miss that opportunity to have lower payments.

Consumers are definitely facing this challenge. Fortunately, there are ways to keep looking while sheltering in place and ways to efficiently market your home if you are selling.

This is the time to use real estate professionals,  local REALTORS® like those at Azalea Real Estate. We can work for you, assist you and advise you.

The market is very busy here on the Gulf Coast. With the lowest interest rates in decades and time to spare working at home, purchasers are taking advantage of the internet and searching for homes online.

Many agents have cut back on holding open houses and physically showing homes, but by using other sales and marketing techniques like Virtual Tours and Face Time showings buyers can see the basics of the house, choose their favorites and make appointments to view them is a safe environment.

At Azalea Real Estate we have the knowledge to ask the right questions to potential buyers to make sure they have done their homework and have already been pre-approved for a loan. This simple process proves customers are serious buyers. With lenders also working from home, buyers can call and get pre-approved right over the phone.

We also offer online video and audio conferencing, text messaging, electronic signing and personal virtual tours. We can consult with customers about their needs and determine the best way for them to attain their home ownership or home selling goals. Our rental department has online applications for rentals.

Contracts can be made online with electronic signatures, and earnest money can be wired from bank to bank. Physical home inspections by a professional home inspectors will reveal the condition of the house and they can advise the buyer over the phone or by email.

For closings, title companies will send or email documents to a seller for signatures. In Alabama, real ink signatures are still required on all loan documents. So if you can’t venture out, we can arrange for a notary to come to your home to witness your signatures.

When you are ready to move into your home, we will make arrangements for you to get the keys.

Buying and Selling doesn’t have to stop while we are all taking the steps toward healthy living and being safe.

At Azalea Real Estate Agency our professionals are available to assist you.  Most of the agents live locally and know the area from Mobile to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  We also market your property to thousands of potential purchasers with combination of internet, social media, multiple listing service (MLS) and local advertising.

Why not take advantage of over 40 years of sales and marketing experience?  Call us at 251-865-4266 or visit our website at www.alhomesandland.com

We will be happy to advise you on all your real estate needs.

©Aleta Boudreaux, 2020