The Coronavirus pandemic and its ensuing protective measures have had an enormous impact on day-to-day life. Home life has, of course, been shaken up as homes turn into offices, schools, and gyms. All that change is affecting how people buy and sell our homes, too, and often in surprising ways.
Now that the world is remarkably different compared to four months ago, it can be hard to know what market insights still hold true. Amanda Pendleton, a home trends expert with Zillow, explains the real estate site has already seen some long-held selling advice turned on its head. Things you might expect (like a recession being a great time to bargain hunt) aren’t proving true at all. Here are five pieces of home-buying advice Pendleton says you can completely ignore right now.