Among the many real estate options South Florida residents have during this period of crisis are to buy, sell, or rent. For insight into what to expect when buying or selling during a pandemic, be sure to read this post on buying and this post on selling.
If you are currently renting or looking to move to a new rental property, there are also some unique considerations we must all be aware of as we live in or shop for new rental properties during a period of social distancing and widespread concern for rapid and extensive transmission of the novel coronavirus.
What to Expect When Renting in a Pandemic
Restaurants have closed, retail stores have transitioned online, and entertainment has been postponed indefinitely as the world hunkers down to slow the spread of coronavirus. For some, renting during this period of crisis may be a good option until more clarity is known about the situation swirling around us.
If you are looking to rent, here are a few important considerations to keep in mind as you shop online for a new property:
No matter the real estate choice you make, everyone is affected by the coronavirus pandemic. During periods of crisis or recession, many may choose to rent rather than own, which is worth bearing in mind as you consider your options and available inventory.
The most important thing, however, is ensuring your health and safety, so if you end up touring properties in person or ultimately making a move to a new home or unit, do your due diligence to thoroughly clean and sanitize the space.
We know this is an extremely difficult time for everyone. We’re here to help as best we can. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Drew Kern Real Estate anytime.