Can You Sell Your Home During COVID-19?

April 9, 2020

The answer is....YES! Even in uncertain times, not all sellers have the option of waiting to sell their home. If you are planning on listing your home for sale, consider the following information.

  • Real Estate in Maine is considered an Essential Business. Our agency is open and still conducting business in a safe manor offering virtual showings and virtual open houses.
  • Further restrictions on business and travel have been enacted, so it’s important to follow the instructions of your municipality which supersedes state mandates.
  • Virtual tours allow buyers to feel like they can step inside the home anytime of the day. Whenever possible, buyers should drive by property before scheduling a private virtual tour with your agent.
  • Screening individuals for exposure, limiting the number of people attending, social distancing. Safety preparations of the home include leaving the lights on and doors open during showings. 
  • When an offer is made on your home, sellers can now consider the borrower’s offer contingent upon financing. For example, some loans are waiving the appraisal requirement.
  • Building inspections are completed with the necessary investigations and tests independently. Findings can be reviewed together with the buyer via video chat or conducted live wile practicing social distancing.
  • Many title companies, law offices and banks have been able to offer creative ways to keep clients safe while facilitating the closing. Safety measures may include a mail in option, online signature option, drive through window option or a parking lot closing.



Well informed homeowners choose The Fontaine Homeselling System to obtain them top dollar faster, along with a stress free experience. We know buying or selling a home can be very stressful and emotional, but when you have an experienced, top-producing agent on your side, you are more likely to have a smooth and successful home sale. Contact one of our agents today to start discussing the process of selling your home and/or finding your forever home!

Fontaine Family Team
Auburn - 207-784-3800
Scarborough - 207-289-3830

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