Best Practices for Selling a House During COVID-19

Best Practices for Selling a House During COVID-19

 

Are you ready to get your house up on the market?

Thanks to effective social distancing and other COVID-19 preventative measures, many states are able to gradually reopen.

As a result, the real estate market is opening back up as well. However, inventory is still relatively low in many areas, and sellers who can get in early will be at a huge advantage as a result.

Here’s how to sell your property while still taking measures that will keep you, your loved ones, and your community safe from the viral spread.

Stick with the Basics
COVID-19 safety measures will continue to help lower the risk of spread.

  • Keep a six-foot distance when meeting with your real estate agent, photographer, landscaper, or anyone else you interact with throughout the selling process.
  •  Use and offer hand sanitizer to others when meeting in person.
  •  Wear a mask, and ask buyers to do the same.
  •  Clean and disinfect any frequently touched surfaces or before and after showings
  •  Cancel any in-person meetings if you’re feeling unwell or running a fever.

Go Virtual Where Possible
Avoiding meeting up in person is still the safest option:

  •  Zoom and Facebook Live offer the ability to host a virtual open house.
  •  A video tour can give buyers the chance to take a closer look at your property.
  •  For in-person viewings, consider asking a single member of buyers’ households, or their real estate agent, to take a tour while video chatting with the rest of the buying team.

Nail Your Marketing
The first look matters more now than ever.

  •  A bad listing will turn buyers off and extend your time on the market.
  • Have professional listing photos taken, and stage your home before the photoshoot.
  • Focusing on details such as landscaping, up-to-date hardware, and a tidy basement can all make a difference for a listing.
  • Consider some simple DIY repairs and upgrades to any of your home’s less visually-pleasing features.

With the right game plan, you can sell your home despite the pandemic.

You may need to work with buyers along the way to find the options that make everyone the most comfortable.

By staying flexible, however, you’ll find the right match in no time!

 

  • Zoom and Facebook Live offer the ability to host a virtual open house
  • A video tour  
  • For in-person viewings, consider asking a single member of buyers’ households, or their real estate agent, to take a tour while video chatting

Natalie Jones

HomeownerBliss.info

I want to thank Natalie for allowing me to share her post with you and I highly recommend you visit Natalie and Jason Jones’s website, HomeownerBliss.info for more.

Michael

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