June 8th, 2020
Buying a house during Covid

How is the Bozeman Real Estate Market now that the state is opening back up after COVID?

Since Montana began reopening, the Bozeman real estate market activity has continued to increase. In the last week, we’ve had almost 80 new listings come on the market and there have been 66 homes sold.  We continue to see an abundance of buyers and low inventory. 

Throughout the pandemic, Savage Real Estate Group was able to continue showing, buying, and selling property safely. With the use of our 3D virtual tours, we were able to show homes and hold “virtual open houses” to buyers. The innovative technology allowed buyers to walk through properties from the safety of their own homes.  Title companies and inspectors continue to take extra precautions but are still moving contracts along to closing.

 

Will Montana’s low number of COVID-19 cases spur an increase in out-of-state homebuyers?

Montana is currently in phase 2 of reopening from the COVID-19 state closure. Montana has one of the lowest numbers of active cases in the nation, making the state a sort of safe haven from other highly populated areas of the country. Many Bozeman residents wonder whether people will be escaping large cities for smaller cities, such as Bozeman, because of COVID-19 concerns. According to an article in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, this is entirely possible. Nancy Brook, a broker, and CEO of Billings Best Real Estate sent a survey to more than 100 local Realtors to gauge what they were seeing in the Montana real estate market. “According to the survey, 57% of the Realtors who responded said they’d seen an increase in out-of-state interest in Montana, with the majority of calls coming from California. Interestingly, a quarter of the responses listed concerns with the coronavirus as a motivating factor in moving to Montana.” Savage Real Estate Group is ready to help local and out-of-state buyers find their new home in Bozeman. We believe our city and economy will continue to grow and flourish!

What our clients are saying:

My wife and I used Jody Savage for the sale of our home in Gallatin Gateway, MT. Jody was exceptional in all phases of our sale. We had multiple offers over asking price and sold our home in two days! Jody uses up to date modern marketing, was extremely professional and knowledgeable regarding our market and addressing our needs. She was great to work with and very responsive to any questions we had. Jody is the best in the business and we highly recommend her services!

G.B.

Jody was awesome to work with. We were new to the area and she was helpful and knowledgeable about not only the housing market, but schools, and lenders. She worked with my work schedule for showings. Jody also stayed late to write an offer to meet our schedule. I would recommend Jody to anyone needing a realtor.

M.L.

Jody Savage is knowledgeable, trustworthy and tireless. I purchased a property this spring (2017) near Bozeman; Jody represented me as well as the seller in the transaction. Jody led me through the entire process because this was the first property I had ever purchased. HOA complications and other details made the purchase more difficult. Jody undertook a boat-load of legwork to make the transaction go smoothly. I hope to work with Jody again.

J.D.

Jody is FANTASTIC!! We were first time home buyers and she was with us ever step of the way! She never made us feel silly for being new to the process. She definitely knows the area, always kept us up to date on new listings and was just a delight to work with. I would have absolutely zero hesitation recommending her to anyone. Thanks for all the hard-work Jody! We love our house!

K.G.

Jody is amazing. She knows the market and was able to advise us on all our many concerns. We so appreciated how responsive she was; within minutes of submitting an online request for realtor contact on a house, she had called us. All our communications with her were like that; we never had to wait long to hear back from her. She was patient and always willing to sit down and meet with us. When we found the house we wanted, she worked tirelessly to secure it for us, and she was extremely patient with us. She was easy to communicate with, understand, and a pleasure to work with – I highly recommend Jody!

J.T.