At the beginning of 2020, our world has been struck with a catastrophe – The COVID-19 pandemic. This made life harder for everyone. You have to be more careful when you are doing everyday activities like shopping for groceries, washing a car, going to work, and even buying a home. So, buying your first home during Covid-19 – how to properly execute it? This is what we are going to answer in this guide, so stay with us! Let’s begin!
Make sure to protect others and yorself
We are living in unprecedented times, and they call for unprecedented measures. This means that you have to do several things, other than investing in a second home.
You have to wear a face mask whenever you are in proximity to other people. Mask does reduce the chance of you being infected, but that is negligible. You need to wear a face mask to protect others from yourself. Sure, you might be feeling well, but that doesn’t mean that you are not a carrier of the disease. Most people do not have any symptoms.
Also, we recommend wearing gloves whenever you have to receive or give an item. Gloves are far more effective when it comes to slowing the spread of Covid-19 than face masks. Most people usually get infected by handshakes and touching. So no handshakes!
Also, we recommend carrying antiseptic with you at all times. You need to disinfect your hands and items.
Try to do as much as you can from home
We recommend minimizing contact with other people as much as possible. Sure, you can check out every home you like, just make sure to keep social distance and not touch anything in potential homes of yours.
Try to do everything from home, like contacting a moving company, contacting storage facility, checking out reviews and prices of homes, and other things.
Also, when it comes to meeting your real estate agent, try to do as much as you can online. Maybe you could even sign the documents online if that is an option you have.
Also, don’t forget that you need to follow all government regulations, both from your local government and from the federal government. The same rules apply if you are trying to sell a home during the Covid-19 pandemic.
When you finally buy a home
When you finally buy a home you have to stick to certain rules too.
At the time your movers finally come to your old home, make sure to keep the contact as minimal as possible. When it’s your mover’s time to handle the items, make sure to disinfect them properly and leave them on the ground. After you have left them, make sure to back away from the item and let your movers do the job. Do this for every item.