Thursday, March 26, 2020 / by Alison Bognuda
Our Response To COVID-19 Concerns
Throughout The Keenan Carter Group history, (and even prior), we have seen the unexpected change in our business, our mindset and our homes. The unexpected has come, once again, changing everything and everyone around us. In this time of change, The Keenan Carter Group, Keller Williams Realty Central Coast and our tens of thousands of agents across the globe are still actively working to serve our communities and clients in every way we can.
We want to inform you of the measures we are taking to keep business as usual-'ish'. Fortunately, in the real estate industry, we are already equipped to work remotely. What a blessing modern technology is!
We are utilizing platforms to video chat, such as FaceTime, Zoom, & Marco Polo to stay connected. We are offering virtual online open houses and home tours. Please know that closing escrow is considered an essential business practice and Title & Escrow companies, in conjunction with lenders, real estate agents & Recorder's Offices are able to use electronic signing tools to ensure your transactions still run smoothly & close in a timely manner.
We know that in these uncertain times, people are wondering what it means to their investment in the Central Coast market. The situation is changing daily, but we wanted to share what our opinion of the local market is, how it might impact your investments and your plans to either purchase or sell a home. Stay tuned for upcoming emails with more in depth information as the market shifts.
With fair certainty, we predict a slowdown in the next few weeks due to mandated “shelter in place” and social distancing. There will be homes taken off the market, or “temporarily withdrawn”. The California Association of Realtors has now provided our sellers the options to place their property on 'Hold'. This allows your property to stop incurring days on the market. It won't be marketed while on 'Hold' which affects visibility online, however doesn't restrict incoming offers.
We take great joy in knowing we can be of service to you when circumstances seem to change by the minute. Please call us if you or someone you know would like help with a home search, home sale or more clarification on our ever-changing market.
On a positive note:
· The mortgage interest rates are still close to all-time lows, and predicted to stay low or even go lower!
· We are capable and equipped with the highest technology and digital tools to keep our clients informed 24/7.
Use this time to reflect on what is important in life, practice gratitude in the small things, and know that
this too shall pass.
this too shall pass.