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Keeping You Updated on the Real Estate Market

Written By: The Orchard Team

April 3, 2020

Over the past few weeks, our day-to-day lives have changed significantly. Every industry has been affected, including real estate. We’ll be updating this post in real-time with new information about how we’re working with customers in each of our markets and answering your most common questions about the real estate market right now. If you have questions for our Home Advisors, send us an email at questions@orchard.com.

This post was last updated: Monday April 13, 10am CST

Status by Market

Dallas-Fort Worth: Full Service

Austin: Full Service

Denver: Some Restrictions**

San Antonio: Full Service

Atlanta: Full Service

How We’re Operating

Getting Started: You now have the option to schedule a virtual consultation with a local Home Advisor to over video chat instead of in-person. In this meeting, we’ll review the Orchard home buying and selling process in more detail and answer any questions you have about working with us or the current real estate market. We’re currently still conducting our free home inspections, and our teams are taking additional precautions, including the use of gloves and sanitizer.

Buying: Your Home Advisor will be able to take you to tour homes in your area. When available, we can also send you virtual tours or video walkthroughs of properties.

Selling: Orchard lists your home after you move, so you don’t have to worry about strangers in your home while you live there. We have extended our listing periods to 120 days to give all new Buy & Sell customers additional time to sell on-market. And as always, Orchard offers a guaranteed home sale for peace of mind.

** Currently, based on guidance from the Colorado Division of Real Estate, we are unable to conduct home showings in the Denver area. When available, we will provide virtual tours and home walkthrough videos for homes in this area.

Other resources

Tips, articles, and frequently asked questions about buying and selling a home right now.

Is This a Good Time to Buy or Sell a House? – if you’re not sure about moving right now, read up on the pros and cons

The Ultimate Home Selling Checklist – print this and use it to stay organized as you prep for the peak summer real estate season

Home Match Quiz – whether you’re actively shopping or just starting to look, our Home Match quiz shows you more homes that meet your criteria