The State of Chicago Real Estate in the Face of COVID-19

I’m very excited to report that our local real estate market remains strong. Sellers are still listing, and buyers are still writing offers. It’s all very encouraging. With that in mind, I do wholeheartedly support the recommendations of the CDC. We are taking all necessary precautions before and after any property showing, and all of my listings (now and always) include a virtual tour that could be a true game changer in a situation like this.

Precautions you may encounter in the coming weeks include:

  • Private property showings in place of previously scheduled open houses
  • Handwashing stations and hand sanitizer stations placed throughout homes you view
  • Booties provided for you at the front door of homes (or sellers requesting that you remove your shoes prior to entering)

As a buyer, if you can use virtual tours to create a short list, that is also a very good idea. It will reduce the number of on-site interactions you have and improve the overall health and safety of everyone involved.

All in all, this is still a great time to buy or sell a home in Chicago, and that does not appear to be changing anytime soon. For my part, I want you all to know that I will do whatever I can to help you get into a home you truly love without risking your personal health and safety. If you’re searching for a new home and have concerns, contact me, and we’ll make a plan that works for you. We’re all in this together!

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