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Taking a new listing during COVID

Taking a new listing during COVID has a different set of rituals. We no longer hold open houses to the public or for broker’s open houses. Harb & Co. work with a number of probate and trust sales and many of our listings are scattered throughout Los Angeles County. Our newest trust sale listing is in La Mirada. This bright and airy 3 bedroom two bath mid-century home is conveniently located to shopping and transportation. Sited less than 1/3 of a mile to Neff Park. Which offers basketball and tennis courts, horseshoe pits, playground, picnic area and more. It is listed at $559,000.

Taking a new listing during COVID

As the home is vacant one would think the rest is simple. But taking a new listing during COVID is different. As with most listings a buyer’s agent will contact me to determine if I am working on offers. Then in order to show a home during COVID they and their buyer must sign a Coronavirus Property Entry Form (PEAD).

Due to COVID only two buyers (of the same household)  are allowed in the home at the same time (with their Realtor). Even though the home is vacant showings are scheduled, so there is no overlapping.  Gone are the days when buyers could be late. If they are late, they miss their window. And in some instances the showing window is 15-20 minutes.  So being 7 minutes late to a 15 minute showing is a big deal.

I showed one home last weekend. We were fortunate that we had a half hour window.  I try to arrive a few minutes early  and let the buyers and the agent (already viewing the home) know that we are there and waiting outside for our appointment.


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