The rules about how showings and closings can take place and what agents can do will vary depending on local public health regulations, real estate association guidelines and individual comfort levels. You now may need to book an appointment for an open house. There may be waivers to sign before looking at a home. And get comfortable with those masks, sanitizing wipes and booties. These are the new realities of home buying, and agents say many of these protocols are likely to stick around. Buyers should expect hand sanitizer and masks to be part of any home-buying experience. But other aspects of house hunting andRead More →

After a difficult few months, New York City’s real estate market is bouncing back. This week, after the city entered phase 2 of its reopening, contract activity increased 41%, reaching the highest numbers since the end of March, when the country shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak. New listings also increased 57% since last week, reaching a level not seen since March 2, according to data compiled by UrbanDigs. Though listings are down 36% from this time last year, brokers are confident the slump in the market is temporary — and on its way out. “This is a remarkable recovery from the entire secondRead More →

As we get into the second quarter of 20 20 having gone through after eight weeks of quarantine there is a lot of fear around the Real Estate market, COVID 19, and the coming future. There are a few things that are becoming the “New Norm” leading to a complete potential revamp of how homes will be selling from here on. New strategies that need to be put in place just so the sellers, buyers, agents, home inspectors, and appraisers all can participate in social distancing as a team through the transnational process. As we continue to receive more inquiries of people wanting to sellRead More →