Selling a home in Tampa Bay during COVID-19 is different than it was before the pandemic, but don’t worry we’re here to help you successfully and safely navigate your real estate businesses during these challenging times, minimize the risk and keep your and our loved ones safe. We’re all in this together.
We created this page to answer some of the most common questions about selling a home in Tampa Bay during COVID-19, help illustrate the real estate transaction process, and things we recommend and do to keep you and your loved ones safe when selling your home.
Can I still sell my Tampa Bay home?
Absolutely! Our Tampa Bay market is still pretty strong and closings are happening every day.
Are real estate closings still happening?
Yes, real estate closings are still happening even under these new and unusual circumstances.
Can I decide when and how my property will be shown?
A seller generally has control over how their property is shown. This greatly depends on if the property is vacant or occupied, your personal expectations and requirements.
What will you do to minimize risk and keep me safe?
The list below is not an all inclusive list, but some of the things we do and recommend our seller clients do to keep everyone safe:
How will you present my offers?
We will email you the offer as soon as we receive it and present it to you over the phone or virtually, whatever works better for you. Virtual option allows for a face-to-face meeting from the comfort of your home while screen sharing the offer so we can go over all the details together. We typically use Web conferencing services like Zoom or Google Meet.
How will I sign the offer?
We have worked with electronic contracts for years. You can sign everything electronically from your computer or phone.
Do I have to be present for closing?
You do not have to be. Most title companies will allow for mail away closings and have implemented their own safety procedures to ensure a safe and successful closing.
Health Guidance Information
The situation continues to evolve, so be sure to refer to the CDC’s website for up-to-date information and recommendations:
Where our guidelines and procedures may become outdated or in conflict with new or updated government response and guidance for the health and safety of the general public, we advise all clients, consumers and real estate licensees to follow government guidelines. We may update or amend our procedures from time to time to comply with industry best practices, REALTOR Association guidelines, government regulations or guidelines, and recommendations from health experts including The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Please don’t hesitate to call us at 727.902.0987 or 727.902.4059 if you have any questions at all. We are here for you during these very difficult times. Be safe and stay healthy!