Shelter-in-place has made buying or selling a Bay Area home a lot more complicated
Real estate has been deemed an essential service in California and the Bay Area, but the process of buying and selling a home has changed dramatically under shelter-in-place orders and continues to change as those orders are revised.
Agents are using technology to a much greater degree, whether it’s showing homes via smartphone video or ordering an interactive, three-dimensional digital tour. Some agents hold “virtual open houses through Instagram, Facebook Live or Zoom,” [Linnette] Edwards said. “An agent sets a time and people can hop on and see the home and ask questions.”