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  • Writer's pictureTeresa Quintana

New Update: Covid 19/ Coronavirus Impact on Midland Real Estate Market

Amid the Michigan Governors' Stay at Home Order, Michigan Real Estate services requiring travel such as showings and open houses, are still temporarily suspended. Real Estate has been considered by many states essential, so there is a possibility this could be amended. If it is deemed essential, showings would be done using preventative measures and safety precautions as recommended by the CDC.

However, Real Estate services not requiring travel are NOT prohibited meaning:

- I can conduct virtual or phone listing and buying consultations

- I can activate your listing for sale

- I can continue to write up contracts/ submit offers on homes. Contingencies will be in place that protect the buyer and the seller. Please note the importance of sufficient photography in times like these. If your home is on the market now, and it does not have sufficient photography or a listing description, you are at a disadvantage.

- I can continue to manage your transaction

-Lenders, Insurance, Appraisers, Home Inspectors* and Title Company partners are still operating

-Participating agents, buyers and sellers can set up virtual showings using Zoom, while maintaining the privacy, security and health of all parties

- *NEW*- As of March 30, 2020, Home Inspectors are able to perform home inspections

If you are a seller or upcoming seller, use this time to freshen up paint and trim, deep clean, declutter and enhance your curb appeal by performing yard clean up etc. If you are not sure where to start or what you should spend your time freshening up, set up a Facetime or Zoom consultation with me or send me photos and I will be happy to give you honest feedback.

If you are a buyer, lenders are fully able to run pre-approvals. Schedule a Virtual or Phone Buyers Consultation if you have not already had one. Utilize your time gathering documents needed (contact your lender to find out what you need to get started). If you do not yet have a lender, I have a large network of lenders I have relationships with that I am happy to refer you to.

While you are spending extra time at home, it is a good time to think about your criteria for your home and determine what are the most important features for you and your family. There is no better time to analyze your current living space, what is driving you crazy about it and why you want to move! Also remember, if a home is on the market, I will set up a Zoom showing to virtually tour the property if the Listing Agent is participating in this service as well. There are some opportunities for buyers right now- please contact me to discuss further!

We are continuing to follow the guidelines of the National, Michigan and Midland Board of Realtors. Please check back for updates, and feel free to contact me with any questions!

Teresa Quintana


Modern Realty

6024 Eastman Ave

Midland, MI 48640


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