Is it Safe to Sell My Surprise AZ House Right Now?

Health concerns selling your Surprise Arizona home are actually getting better. More sellers are starting to come to the market not as afraid or uncertain about the health of having people look at there homes.

What is Corona Virus?

Corona Virus is a disease that has been creeping up in recent years. It's been affecting more and more people, and is now commonly found in the United States. Corona Virus is very contagious, especially in crowded places like schools or grocery stores. One of the most common ways this disease spreads is through sneezing or coughing.

What the CDC recommends:

  • Washing your hands/arms with soap & water for at least 22 seconds. If soap and water aren't available, use a hand sanitizer rather than using alcohol.

  • Although it may be tempting to do so, wash your hands properly before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

  • Some ways to practice social distancing while looking at homes is avoid crowded places, group gatherings, and maintaining distance (about 6 feet) from others.

  • When around others, it's important to cover your mouth and nose. You don't want the germs that they'll give you!

  • Stay away from people who are sick because they could potentially can spread germs.

  • Don’t look at homes if you're feeling under the weather. Take precautions to avoid spreading your cold or flu to others.

  • Sellers should Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces after showings.

Are we starting to return to normal?

The health of selling your Surprise Arizona home are improving, but the cost of the home sale is going up. The cost is rising as more sellers are starting to come to the market not as afraid or uncertain about the health of having people look at their homes.

Technology is helping sell homes, when listing your home more real estate agents are using HD photos, and virtual tours. This is a great way to make sure that the home buyer sees everything they can about the home prior to scheduling a showing limiting any heath risk.

With real estate technology improving, the real estate market is changing. The use of HD photos and virtual tours to show a prospective buyer what a property looks like from the inside and outside are both ways that technology is helping sellers sell their home faster.

Buyers are not as curious.

Home buyers are not looking at the house if they are just looking. They also have health concerns. Home buyers will drive the neighborhood and look at the front of the home, they are more likely to cancel a showing if there is a crowd of buyers, an open house, or even if it doesn’t feel right. Not wasting there time or risking being exposed to unhealthy situations.

Visiting an open house is not as attractive to many buyers.

The housing market has changed drastically over the past few years, with many homeowners now opting to sell their homes through agents doing open houses rather than through a traditional realtor. Many would-be buyers are often turned off by this new trend of home shopping and will not go to open houses. The seller is thinking get it done in 3 days, the buyer is thinking about not wanting to be around that many people at once.

Pricing your home in 2021

As the summer of 2021 is showing signs of more homes coming to the market, buyers are less likely to make offers on homes that are only allowing open houses.

With the rising price of homes in Arizona, sellers are having to enter into negotiations with less buyers. As home prices in Arizona continue to rise, buyers are having to spend more for their dream home. As a result, sellers are starting to negotiate with buyers more often and offering them more options.

VA buyers and first time home buyers may be starting to have a negotiating change to purchase a home again. In a recent study, the National Association of Realtors found that homebuyers are starting to move on from the traditional idea of price and instead, they are beginning to focus on negotiating.

2. Real Estate Agents Are Practicing Safe and Effective In-Person Home Showings

After leveraging technology, many houses are now available online with no viewings required. Buyers interested in seeing the house in person can go through the guidelines set by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and get their piece of mind from a safe way.

The NAR has set guidelines for agents in regards to showing a home. One of these guidelines is that if the agent must show the property "in person" and not by using virtual tours. They should limit where they can.


Limiting in-person home showing activity

  • Requiring guests to wash their hands or use an alcohol-based sanitizer helps create a clean environment and prevents the spread of germs.

  • Taking shoes off or covering them with boots

  • CDC provides guidance on precautions against the flu virus and wearing masks when in public whenever necessary.

Bottom Line

Safety is a huge concern for everyone, we have no problem wearing a mask, or keeping 6 feet away. We understand if you have a health risk and don’t want to take a risk.