As the situation around COVID-19 is getting worse, more and more people begin to panic. Lots of events have already been cancelled due to the coronavirus for an uncertain period of time. A great number of tourists have to cancel their travel plans because of the coronavirus outbreak.
On the other hand, the spread of the coronavirus gives a boost to many industries. Businesses that specialise in hand sanitizers, soap, foods and medical products have increased their incomes dramatically during the outbreak of the coronavirus.
And of course, the coronavirus has an impact on the real estate industry. According to the opinions of real estate investors, the number of people who want to buy and sell properties during the coronavirus outbreak has decreased significantly. People don’t want to do anything during the pandemic. It’s pretty clear that less people have an interest in buying and selling properties these days.
It’s worth noting that COVID-19 has affected different aspects of the US housing market. Today, we’ll talk about positive and negative effects of the coronavirus on the US real estate market.
It’s important to know that the outbreak of the virus has resulted in an interest rate reduction. Interest rates have lowered significantly due to the effects of the coronavirus on the US housing market.
Lower rates mean more affordable housing. On average, the interest rates have lowered by 1-1.25%. That’s the reason why so many US property owners have decided to refinance their loans during the outbreak of the corona virus.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the refinance activity has increased significantly during the recent month and it’s expected to continue increasing in the nearest future. These kinds of things continue to happen until the situation on the US real estate market normalizes.
It’s also important to note that the outbreak of the coronavirus has affected the showings of properties. So, the vast majority of US house buyers refuse from attending open houses during the times of coronavirus outbreak.
It’s fair to say that the spread of the coronavirus has changed the way real estate agents show properties to potential buyers. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, more and more real estate agents decide to take advantage of online technologies. You should know that 3D technologies make it easy for potential property buyers to see a house online. Home buyers need to go anywhere and they don’t need to visit several houses in order to make the final decision.
But most importantly, people who are interested in buying a house, will be able to avoid unnecessary contacts with realtors and minimize the risks during the coronavirus outbreak. All that they have to do is to make use of the latest technologies. Now, it’s great time to take advantage of the virtual 3D tour. Property buyers should contact a real estate agent only if they are interested in purchasing this house.
More and more real estate agents choose to go online during the times of the coronavirus outbreak. Without a doubt, they are doing the right thing.
It’s interesting to know that lots of real estate specialists have decided to focus on online learning during COVID-19 times. They take advantage of online learning in a number of different ways.
For example, realtors choose to attend various real estate related webinars or create their own webinars during the coronavirus outbreak. Many real estate professionals communicate with each other and share experience on forums, Facebook groups and other types of online platforms that bring together real estate specialists from different parts of the United States.
Generally speaking, real estate specialists face so many challenges during the times of the coronavirus outbreak. However, real estate professionals will be able to overcome all these challenges successfully if they develop an effective strategy that works.
And of course, real estate professionals should do their best to get the most out of their time during the times of the coronavirus outbreak. Now, it’s the right time to improve the strategies!