Jenna Koontz, a Howard Hanna real estate agent working in Poland, OH., recently spoke to CBS affiliate WKBN about the housing market and the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on it this season.
WKBN reported that while real estate is seeing some of a slowdown overall, houses are continuing to sell as individuals find ways to navigate their real estate transactions. The overall lack of competition is further helping people successfully buy or sell houses, according to the article.
Jenna herself was involved in sales made the weekend prior to the article’s publication. As a result, she is confident in the current local housing market, even as adjustments are made in response to the ongoing pandemic.
Jenna also stated that while some real estate purchases are being delayed, she expects sales to return immediately to normal levels following the pandemic. In the meantime, she and fellow agents are adjusting their workflow to safely support buyers and sellers:
“We have stopped open houses completely. We only go into the office if it’s absolutely necessary to drop off money or a check or to meet clients that can’t do digital signatures. That’s kind of what we have cut our office time down to,” Koontz said.
You can read more about Jenna’s recommendations this season by reading the full article here.