Although there is some uncertainty in the Kelowna real estate market right now, people still need to move. The need to buy and sell homes is still present. Because of this our industry has been declared an Essential Service by the provincial government of British Columbia.
That being said, it's not entirely business as usual. We are utilizing technology now more than ever and extra precautions are being taken to ensure the safety of each person involved in every transaction.
At Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty, our mission statement is simple: Help People. In consideration of social distancing and all of the paperwork that's required to complete a real estate transaction, it's essential that entire transactions can be completed electronically. That's why our brokerage has worked tirelessly to ensure that every home buying or selling transaction can be completed in an entirely touchless manner.
I have also created a comprehensive marketing plan that includes virtual tours to highlight the best qualities of your home, while minimizing contact. And when in-home showings are required, I always follow standardized procedures as set out by the World Health Organization.
For more information on my marketing plan view the Seller Info tab. I've also covered some common Buyer and Seller questions and concerns in several of my blog posts to keep you safe and informed.
In addition, you can view the most current version of the COVID-19 Seller's Checklist here and the
COVID-19 Buyer's Checklist here to see what additional precautions we are taking as an industry. These forms were developed by the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC) to protect you.
I will continue to update my website to make sure that I'm providing you with the most current information available.
Stay safe and healthy everyone!
If you have any questions about what's happening in the Central Okanagan real estate market, or how I'm conducting my business while social distancing, feel free to reach out. I'd be happy to discuss the local market and walk you through my enhanced processes.
Note: As a Kelowna Realtor® specializing in Central Okanagan properties, my geographical service area includes Peachland, West Kelowna, Kelowna, Lake Country and Oyama.
~Nikki Sakamoto, REALTOR®
Here's a sample of the virtual tours that I'm providing to preview homes for my Buyer clients