Alberta Real Estate & COVID-19

Mike Baylis Calgary Real Estate

It’s true. We live in a strange time where uncertainty feels certain. With the 24/7 news cycle, it isn’t very easy to break away to feel the GOOD in life. So, today, I wanted to bring that GOOD to your email inbox.

No matter what happens, I believe that there’s so much GOOD in the world around us. This is a time where we can help one another and show kindness and love. We’re in this together, and we will overcome it together.

Please always consider me a resource on real estate and the housing market. I’m living that promise to you today. Below, you’ll find several helpful tips and answers to common questions. If you have a specific question, simply reply to this email to let me know.

COVID-19 and Real Estate:
Remaining aware of what is happening and being armed with correct information is critical during this time. COVID-19 is a concern, but our local real estate market remains strong. Each and every person needs a place to call home, and it’s my mission to make sure that I am serving you and our community by ensuring that the home buying and home selling processes are seamless and stress-free.

No matter what happens, homes will continue to be bought and sold. Homes will continue to be wise investments. Locally, showings and offers on listings remain strong, and buyers continue to take advantage of record-low interest rates.

I will continue to provide the best service I can–you have my word on that. I appreciate your support and referrals so much.

Interest Rates: Should I Refinance My Home Mortgage?
In the past few weeks, mortgage interest rates have been at historic lows. Currently, rates have rebounded due to the very high volume of mortgage refinance applications. Please be sure to consult with a mortgage professional about your particular situation. Do you need lender recommendations? Reach out to me anytime.

Buying or Selling: Going Virtual is Easier Than You Think!
Buyers: If you’re looking to buy a home, you’ll still receive the same high-quality service that you expect and deserve. We’ll conduct a Buyer’s Consultation virtually via FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, or Google Hangouts. It’s easy, and we can still discuss your specific needs in detail. I can also provide virtual tours of homes that fit your search criteria.

Sellers: If you’re thinking of selling, I’ll still be able to walk through your home and can do so virtually using tools like Facetime or Google Meet if this works better for you. This information will help me put together an accurate Comparative Market Analysis of your home, and that will help us price it correctly. If your home is on the market currently, there are many tools I can share that will help you show your home virtually to buyers, including a virtual open house. These tools demonstrate to buyers that you’re doing your part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but that you’re still serious about getting your home sold.

How You Can Make a Difference in Your Community
  • Use social media for good.
  • Support local businesses as much as you can.
  • Purchase gift cards from your favourite local restaurants or shops.
  • Help the elderly in your neighbourhood. Call to see if they need anything from the grocery store or pharmacy and offer to pick items up for them.
  • Be sure to always use Social Distancing, remaining 6 feet away from others.
In this unprecedented time, let me know how I can connect your friends and family with my network. If you know someone who is out of work or a local business who needs help, reach out to me. I will do whatever I can to help.

I am here for you. Reach out anytime with real estate questions, funny memes, tears, happy stories, or challenges. For questions specific to COVID-19, please check here on COVID-19 info for Albertans regularly for updates.

Thank you for your continued support. You mean the world to me.

Mike Baylis

RE/MAX House of Real Estate
m: (587) 897-6453 o: (403) 287-3880
a: 403 - 16 Street SW, Calgary, AB, Canada T2T 4H4
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