The current state of emergency has literally changed the way that we do business. Real estate is considered an essential business so yes, we are open! However, buyers and sellers alike have wondered about the state of affairs in real estate under the COVID-19 quarantine and what they should do. To that end I have put together a list of considerations for both buyers and sellers to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to make their move.
Prices have not fallen steeply, and may not for a while still. When they do it is hard to say how much they may fall and if waiting will be worthwhile, because while you wait for prices to drop interest rates may go up. Nevertheless, one thing that can be said for certain is that the likelihood of prices going up right now is pretty much nonexistent. Steady home values combined with reduced interest rates make for one good reason to buy now rather than later.
By keeping these considerations in mind both buyers and sellers can decide whether now is the right time to make their move.
If you have additional questions about buying or selling during the COVID-19 quarantine, please feel free to call me at 954-993-4246 or email me at [email protected]. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
EDITOR, PUBLISHER, WRITER, PHOTOGRAPHER, REALTOR®
Désirée Ávila has called Oakland Park her home for over 33 years. In addition to publishing LivingInOaklandPark.com, Désirée has been featured in print publications, locally and abroad. Désirée was an award winning teacher for 10 years and has a doctoral level education in Educational Technology. She is currently a licensed Florida Realtor® and is committed to a high-level of professionalism.
Désirée consistently professionally develops herself and has earned several different professional designations and certifications in real estate including the PSA, e-Pro, AHWD, SRS, ABR, and SFR. She was also awarded the C2EX, Commitment to Excellence award by the National Association for Realtors (NAR). This award is given to Realtors® that distinguish themselves for their commitment to excellence in the real estate industry.
She is esteemed by her real estate colleagues and has consistently received 5 star reviews from her clients. Her philosophy about real estate is that being a Realtor® is a way of teaching and helping people, and in the process a real estate transaction may occur, that is to say her foremost priority is and has always been about helping others.
She is dedicated to her hometown of Oakland Park and works consistently on building and fostering a strong community. She is passionate about photography and loves to read books about history ; the more detail the better! In addition to English, Désirée is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian.
Check out her real estate websites:
Search for New Construction Homes with Désirée : www.IWantToBuyNewConstruction.com
Visit her real estate blog at www.DesireeRealtor.com