Andover Home Sales Slow in February; Pick Up in March

Reassurance about home selling and Covid-19 safety

By Ty Morris, Real Estate Agent

Andover Home Sales

Two homes in Andover sold between February 7 and March 7, 2020.

On March 6, Karner Blue Homes sold 418 Main Street to Amy Rauert for $271,000. This remodelled, split level home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2,016 square feet of living space. On its 4.8 acres sits a lovely pond and even a view of Kearsarge. Brenda Perkins of eXp Realty represented the seller and Kris LaBrake of Keller Williams Realty  – Metropolitan represented the buyer.

Also on March 6, Michael and Dana Foulds sold 75 Bridge Road to Charity and Doug Robinson for $245,000. This ranch style home offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 2,086 square feet of living space. Its 1.3 acres are close to walking trails and offer beautiful views of Ragged Mountain. Stephanie DeStafano of Century 21 Circa 72 represented the sellers and Ty Morris of Coldwell Banker Lifestyles represented the buyers.

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COVID-19 and Real Estate

Some buyers will always need to buy and some sellers will always need to sell. Amid this time of heightened health awareness, many buyers and sellers are hitting the PAUSE button but not the STOP. Many can rationalize the closing of our schools, restaurants, and other places of gathering so that we may practice “social distancing” in efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, but should we stop showing houses too? I don’t think so.

As real estate agents, we are taking responsible steps to limit the spread of contagions in a business that revolves around people and their homes. These precautions include the essentials; proper hand and body sanitizing, and wiping of surfaces people tend to mindlessly touch such as countertops, light switches, and tables. 

We will see a decline in open house showings but an uptick in private showings. Furthermore, we have the tools readily available to complete any task remotely from paperwork to virtual showings. Buyers and sellers can accomplish a great deal from the comforts of their home.

The demand for housing has not dissolved with the cautionary nature the present brings us. In fact, extended time at home means more time to swipe through our real estate apps. Additionally, interest rates remain great! My point: Sellers, competition is scarce right now. Buyers, stay patient, hold onto your pre-approval letters and keep your agent on speed dial.

For more real estate information contact Ty Morris: (c.) 603-237-2060 (o.) 603-526-4020 or