Month: May 2020

How Realtors Should Clean Listed Properties in the Coronavirus Era

How Realtors Should Clean Listed Properties in the Coronavirus Era

One facet of the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused many people to worry is the length of time the virus can survive on surfaces. Added to this risk is the fear that people are not cleaning surfaces or properties correctly. If you are selling a property, you want to do whatever possible to avoid leaving prospective buyers worried that they will accidentally be exposed to the virus while viewing it. The following reviews some critical steps you can take to keep your home clean as you try to sell i[...]

Planning for Bankruptcy During the Coronavirus

Planning for Bankruptcy During the Coronavirus

  If you recently lost your job or are uncertain about how you will pay off a debt, it might be a good idea to consider filing for bankruptcy. The number of people facing this situation is likely to increase as the coronavirus pandemic forces people to stay home and close their businesses.    Even though bankruptcy might not be for everyone, if you have decided on filing for bankruptcy, you should be prepared to ignore some common financial advice and to begin planning defensively.[...]

What Realtors Should Expect From the Housing Market

As most realtors can tell you, spring is often a busy time for buying and selling property. COVID-19 and its resulting chaos, however, has pushed both property buyers and sellers into uncertain areas. Many shelter-in-place orders have forced realtors to cancel open houses which have led to the postponed sales of a lot of property.   Even during the pandemic, however, many people in Florida are still interested in purchasing and/or selling property in the near future. Realtors will likely be[...]

Can You File for Bankruptcy if You Lost Your Job?

  With businesses closed during the coronavirus pandemic, many people in Florida have ended up unemployed. According to the United States Department of Labor, the total number of Americans who have filed for unemployment is approximately 22 million individuals, or 13.5% of the workforce.    With this number anticipated to increase even further, many people have sought options like bankruptcy to take control of their debt. Other people have refrained from filing for bankruptcy out o[...]

Five Pieces of Advice for Selling Property During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  The coronavirus pandemic led to quick and substantial changes for many industries, including real estate. While some sellers decided it was best to pull their property from the market, other people are still trying to sell their property. If you are trying to sell your home in this market, there are some helpful things that you can do to make sure the transaction proceeds as smoothly as possible. Provide Video Tours Instead of Open Houses Before the pandemic, open houses were an excellent[...]