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Selling Your Home During COVID-19

Dream HomeYou may have heard in local and national news that home buyer demand is higher now than it was before the pandemic. It is true, real estate is definitely selling. Sales were even occurring during “stay at home” orders. As an essential business, our brokers are indeed working in full force. Buyer demand continues to exceed the available home supply in our local markets, and we continue to see multiple offer situations. As a current or future home seller, you may be wondering how a broker will effectively market your home to get the widest exposure and the highest and best offer for your house, while also limiting the number of in-person viewings.

More than ever, professional photography and a virtual tour of a listed property are vital. It allows Buyers to visualize the property and confirm if they could see themselves living there prior to a showing. Matterport brand virtual tours have become increasingly popular lately. These tours offer an immersive 360-degree view of a property to truly experience the size and flow of a floor plan. Virtual tours are displayed on our website at, on the Willamette Valley Multiple Listing Service, and syndicated out to all the other online search engines such as, Zillow, etc.

To ensure that Buyers who view your home are serious and qualified, brokers take Buyers through a buying process that includes making sure a buyer has driven by the exterior of the house to see the location and neighborhood, viewed the listing online, and watched a virtual tour. In addition to professional photography and virtual tours, Town & Country Realty Brokers provide personal protection and cleaning supplies at listings. Our Brokers take the health and safety of all our clients and the community seriously from shoe covers, hand sanitizer, and wipes to face masks and gloves.

As our world has changed and physical distancing is a new norm, whether you are a buyer or seller, Town & Country Realty Brokers are taking extra steps to help you reach your real estate goals in the safest manner possible. If you are considering selling your home, whether to move up or downsize, contact your local Town & Country Realty Broker today at 541-757-1781 in Corvallis and 541-924-5616 in Albany. Now is an excellent time to sell your home while maintaining the highest integrity and care for your property. We look forward to serving you.

Be well,
Catherine & Lisa Marie