3 Tips For Selling Your Home During the Pandemic
There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has severely altered almost every aspect of our daily lives. However, life does go on — with some adjustments. In the area of real estate, a number of changes have been made in order to keep real estate agents, sellers, and buyers safe while ensuring that the market continues to thrive. If you’re looking to sell a home during these uncertain times, don’t assume it can’t be done. You’ll just want to abide by the following best practices to ensure your sale is a success.
Opt For Virtual Showings and Tours
Open houses have long since been a part of the buying and selling process. But inviting a bunch of strangers into your home all at once isn’t a good idea when there’s still so much we don’t know about the coronavirus. Without taking proper precautions, an open house could quickly become a super spreader event.
Whenever possible, you should use technology to your advantage. Back in 2017, a National Association of Realtors report found that 56% of buyers under the age of 37 found their new homes online. In the era of COVID-19, online resources have become more important than ever. To keep everyone safe and healthy, talk to real estate professionals in your area about holding live virtual showings or creating video tours for your listing. This can give prospective buyers a much better sense of the property without putting anyone at risk for transmission.
Amp Up Your Cleaning Routine
Although you may not be hosting an open house right now, you will likely need to schedule a private showing for interested parties at some point. Most people won’t buy a property sight unseen, so this is something you should expect when you sell a home during the pandemic. To reduce risk for your buyers and your family, you’ll want to prioritize your cleaning routine before and after any showings. It’s also a good idea to provide hand sanitizer, masks, and shoe coverings for your agent and for potential buyers to use while they’re inside your home.
Handle Negotiations Remotely
Whenever you’re able to avoid being indoors and in close proximity to someone outside your household, the safer everyone will be. When it comes time to sell a home, you don’t necessarily have to meet in person to hammer out the details of a negotiation. You can absolutely meet with your real estate agent through a secure digital platform to field offers and to sign contracts. Digital contract signing is now relatively commonplace — and with teleconferencing as our new normal, your agent can easily walk you through the process.
Now that you know some of the best ways to sell a home during the pandemic, you can meet (remotely) with your real estate agent and feel confident that your decisions won’t put anyone at unnecessary risk. To learn more about how we can help sell your home during these uncertain times, please contact Jarrod Cruze today.