Trying to figure out how to sell your home while respecting social distancing? Many people who have planned to put their property on the market for months have had a sudden, massive wrench thrown into works.
The real estate world has never had to manage a situation like this before, and sellers, buyers, and agents alike now have to find creative and safe ways to keep the industry rolling. Here are a few fast tips and resources you can use to learn more:
The Digital Market
Lean into technology and use it to your advantage. In many ways, there’s never been a better time to sell something virtually.
You have your pick of digital options, from video consultations to virtual tours. Talk to your agent to see what will work best for your situation, and take a look at your local market to get a sense of what has worked for other sellers.
Ultimately, buyers may not be willing to move forward on a home they’ve only seen on their computer. Fortunately, there are ways to make in-person viewings as safe as possible. Request that buyers wear masks and use shoe covers during their tour.
Leave interior doors open and light switches on where possible to reduce surface contact. Finally, disinfect surfaces before and after viewings for an extra layer of protection.
This is a new world that requires safety, so do your best to find ways to use technology to your advantage.
Don’t compromise your own safety; instead, search for options that make both parties comfortable moving forward with a sale.