We hope you’re hanging in there during these unprecedented times. Wherever you are, we hope you are safe amidst the current health crisis. As you know, our communities have been impacted dramatically by the COVID-19 pandemic and there is no question that flattening the curve has to be our collective priority. We recognize that the situation is challenging and over the past few weeks, we are all learning the definition of social distancing to help contain the virus.
As Real Estate has recently been deemed an essential service by the Alberta Government, we want to reassure you that The John Hripko Real Estate Team is collectively listening, and we continue to put into place measures to ensure that everyone is safe and supported as we continue to work with our clients through these challenging times. We are proactively adapting our practices and protocols in real-time and we will do our best to provide updates on market insights, community services and practices.
To help you maintain social distancing, we offer virtual buyer consultations via video conferencing as an alternate to in person meetings. We’ll go over the key things you’re looking for in your next purchase and come up with a plan to find the perfect property.
Understanding your financial situation is a critical component to the buying and selling process – and it’s even more critical now as everyone’s financial picture has changed. We can help you stay informed throughout the process, from pre-approval to closing.
The first thing to do is consult with a mortgage specialist or your financial institution. If you don’t already have someone in mind, we partner with some of the best lenders in the industry, and we’d be happy to introduce you, so you’ll be taken care of.
In-person tours are currently NOT recommended in our area and we are practicing social distancing as per public health guidelines. Our agents (or someone on their behalf) may be able to lead you on virtual video tours to show you homes and answer any questions you have along the way. Let us know you’re interested in a virtual showing or open house, and we will set up a time when you’re available for the video call through a video chat app like FaceTime, Zoom, or Skype.
We will continue to offer our high-priority buyers the opportunity to experience in-person, private viewings on a per-case basis in coordination with Listing Agents. Only principles on the transaction will be permitted to view the home, and all health and safety guidelines will be followed. View our complete Buyer Guidelines.
Schedule a video conference call to show us your home, hear about our specific selling strategies for today’s market, and go over our seller marketing plan – including 3D Virtual Tours. Prospective buyers can do their own walk-through of your home from anywhere, anytime, on their phone, tablet or computer.
An important part of selling is knowing the right price to list your property. We combine our in-depth knowledge of local market conditions with up-to-date MLS home data to select active and sold properties that are comparable to your home, giving you a price strategy to ensure your listing sells when you want for the price you deserve.
Want to know how much your home may be worth? Try out our online home value estimation tool to find out the value in today’s market.
Our flexible technology allows us to offer virtual tours for every home we list for sale so prospective buyers can tour your house from the comfort of their own home! These digital home tour options include live or recorded video and immersive 3D Virtual Tours tours that we’ll capture while maintaining social distancing best practices. If health reasons prevent us, or others from entering your home, we can coach you on how to record a tour.
People are still looking to buy homes in this market, and listing with us ensures your home gets sold. We market your listing with high-converting content in all the places buyers are searching, including our website, home search portals, search engines, and social media sites. View our complete Seller Guidelines.
As a technology enabled real estate business, we provide digital, paperless offers, so buyers can submit their offer from anywhere. When it comes time to close, both buyers and sellers can electronically sign documents with ease.