Our VIRTUAL Office Is Open, and We’re Here to Serve
It’s true. We live in a strange time where uncertainty feels certain. With the 24/7 news cycle, it isn’t very easy to break away to feel the GOOD in life. Beginning March 23rd, the Century 21 Hellmann Stribling office will be open by appointment only to protect the health and safety of our agents and our clients.
No matter what happens, we believe that there’s so much GOOD in the world around us. This is a time where we can help one another and show kindness and love. We’re in this together, and we will overcome it together.
Please always consider us a resource on real estate and the housing market. Our agents are smart, creative, ready, willing and relentless in helping you with your real estate needs.
COVID-19 and Real Estate
Remaining aware of what is happening and being armed with correct information is critical during this time. COVID-19 is a concern, but our local real estate market remains strong. Each and every person needs a place to call home, and it’s our mission to make sure that we’re serving you and our community by ensuring that the home buying and home selling processes are seamless and stress-free.
No matter what happens, homes will continue to be bought and sold. Homes will continue to be wise investments. Locally, showings and offers on listings remain strong, and buyers continue to take advantage of record-low interest rates.
Interest Rates: Should I refi my home mortgage?
At the beginning of March, mortgage interest rates hit an all-time low, dipping into the 2% range. Currently, they’ve rebounded due to the very high volume of mortgage refi applications last week. As a general rule of thumb, if your interest rate is at 4% or below, it’s not likely that a refi will benefit you, unless you decide to refi on a 15-year term. However, if your rate is above 4%, you may want to consider refinancing. Do you need a lender recommendation? Reach out to us anytime.
Buying or Selling: Going virtual is easier than you think!
Buyers: If you’re looking to buy a home, you’ll still receive the same high-quality service that you expect and deserve. We’ll conduct a Buyer’s Consultation virtually via Zoom, Skype, or Google Hangouts. It’s easy, and we can still discuss your specific needs in detail. We can also provide virtual tours of homes that fit your search criteria.
Sellers: If you’re thinking of selling, we’ll still be able to walk through your home virtually using tools like Facetime or Google Meet. This information will help us put together an accurate Comparative Market Analysis of your home, and that will help us price it correctly. If your home is on the market currently, there are many tools we can share that will help you show your home virtually to buyers, including a virtual open house. These tools demonstrate to buyers that you’re doing your part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but that you’re still serious about getting your home sold.
How You Can Make a Difference in Your Community
- Use social media for good.
- Support local businesses as much as you can.
- Purchase gift cards from your favorite local restaurants or shops.
- Help the elderly in your neighborhood. Call to see if they need anything from the grocery store or pharmacy and offer to pick items up for them.
- Be sure to always use Social Distancing, remaining 6 feet away from others.
In this unprecedented time, let us know how we can connect your friends and family with our network. We are here for you–reach out anytime. Our phone number is (512) 863-0021. For questions specific to COVID-19, please check the CDC’s website regularly for updates.
Thank you for your continued support. You mean the world to us.