The world is certainly changing at the moment and so is real estate in Three Sixty South Bay. This is the new “normal” of how real estate actions are taking place. Although there will likely be a market slow down, there will still be a steady flow of homes being listed for sale and deals being put together. The California Association of Realtors pushed Gavin Newsom to establish real estate as an essential business in the midst of this pandemic. So, while we are definitely in strange and unchartered times, the business of real estate continues to move forward.
The New Normal
Vista Sotheby’s International Realty agents and support team remain fully operational while adhering to a remote work plan. In addition to virtually conducting our daily team meetings, we are utilizing our top-tier technological resources in order to continue providing you with the best quality service if doing a real estate transaction is in your current plan. These resources include:
Virtual Open Houses
In lieu of public open houses, Vista Sotheby’s International Realty agents will be hosting Virtual Open Houses via Facebook or Instagram live stream. These will allow you to virtually view the property and ask any questions from the comfort of your home. Contact me each week for the full list of our homes that will be hosting Virtual Open Houses that weekend.
Matterport 3D Home Tours
Matterports provide a three-dimensional virtual rendering of a home used to create a realistic, fully immersive viewing experience. This “digital twin” gives you full access to see a property in depth without having to see it in person.
Virtual Live Showings
Interested in a home but “shelter in place” ordinances are preventing you from touring it in person? No problem! With interactive virtual showings, you can still get a live, one-on-one tour of a home just as you would in person.
Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty allows you to stage and visualize a house as your own before purchase. The available furniture and decor designs are also shoppable within Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty, as well as on our global website, sothebysrealty.com, through a “shop-the-room” functionality.
While you can’t always get a sense of the nuances in a home through photos, video tours give you a real world look at the layout, light, and spaces. It may not be as glamorous as the listing photos but can give you a more accurate sense of the home without having to go and see it.
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Give me a call, text or email if you have any questions about our new normal in real estate, including the market and the procedures available to protect you if you are in the market, or even just to say hello – I would love to hear how you are doing and learn about your new normal! I look forward to being able to meet with you in person once this is all behind us. Until then, stay home, stay healthy, and stay safe.