If you had plans to list your home in 2020, you still can. What changes can you expect though?
The main takeaway is your home may be very sought after since other sellers may have decided to hold off marketing their home.
Obviously you now want to deal with the number of people touring your home. You will want to restrict the traffic to 2 people at a time and make sure they feel healthy with out symptoms of Covid-19 including a temperature. You may also want to restrict tours to pre-approved and serious buyers only.
Realtors are also asking buyers to use hand sanitizer, wear booties and refrain from touching anything. As well, The California Association of REALTORS has these guidelines CAR Best Practices Covid-19
To assist you, C.A.R. has released two new forms: One is a Listing Agreement Coronavirus Addendum or Amendment (RLA-CAA) for sellers and listing agents to sign, and the other is a Property Viewing Advisory and Declaration (PEAD) that is to be given to and signed by the seller, buyer, agents and anyone else who will be entering a property.
The process will surely be a bit slower than pre Covid-19 also since there are so many components to close a sale.
The purchase agreement will have a closing date though some agents are writing clauses into the contract that basically foresees the possibility of a delayed closing due to Covid-19 issues.