A Guide to Safely BUY Real Estate with The Caton Team During COVID-19

The Caton Team wanted to share some of our best practices for buying during Shelter in Place due to Covid-19. I like to call this – Buyer Tips – Pandemic Edition.  

Buying Real Estate During Shelter in Place

Real Estate is an essential service and The Caton Team is proud to serve our clients when home – more than ever – is so important.  Some things to consider, the Covid Real Estate Market is one of the strongest, most competitive markets we’ve seen in our 35 years of combined experience.  Only the MOST prepared buyers are successful.  The market moves faster than ever.  

Steps on How to Buy During Shelter in Place while Following Social Distancing:

  1. In order to gain access to show a home, our buyers must be Pre-Approved for their home loan (a pre-qualification is not sufficient.) Be prepared to provide Proof of Funds for each offer we write (bank statements).
  2. A Completed approval process with a lender COMMITMENT LETTER is BEST as it allows you to write the strongest, non contingent offer.  Buyers will be in a multiple offer situation with almost every home on the market – the strength of a buyer is key for success.  
  3. We are happy to line up homes to show you – once you are Pre-Approved.  We will line up several homes to view in one day and decide your course after our showings.  Some homes take offers as they come, some set offer dates.  
  4. Buyers must drive their own cars, wear their own masks and if possible bring their own hand sanitizer though we do have hand sanitizer.  
  5. Not every home will provide hand sanitizer or be cleaned in between showings.
  6. Be prepared to act quickly.  We’ve successfully represented several buyers and sellers during our Shelter in Place and will discuss with our client our best practices for turning you from Buyer into an Owner. 

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