Selling your Home - Covid-19 Edition
So, you're thinking of selling your home. You may have been preparing for awhile, ready to put that "for sale' sign up in the spring and then ----- Coronavirus ! Or maybe you need to move for other reasons, family, school or work and you need to make your move now. Whatever your reason for moving you are probably wondering if houses are actually selling right now, is it a good idea to list now, or would it be better to wait?? How can I make my house safe while selling??
That's what I'm here for!! Call me for a consultation where we can discuss the market and safety measures while selling! I have done social distanced on-site consultations, but I am also willing to do a virtual visit of your home via FaceTime or other apps to give you an idea of the things that you can do to prepare your home for sale. We can talk about the current real estate market and the pros and cons of selling now. Yes! Homes are still selling. There are still many people looking for homes and in some neighborhoods there are less listings than potential buyers, which is good for sellers. Talking with someone who knows the local market and what's going on is crucial. We are getting a lot of national information about how this pandemic is affecting things like the real estate market. The problem is that what's true for one area is not always true for another region. The real estate climate can vary drastically from state to state. I am here to help you navigate this information.
So, if you've decided that now is the right time to sell, what precautions can you take while showing your home? The key is to set up your home for viewing so that buyers can see all the home features that they would be interested in without touching surfaces. For instance, leaving cabinets and closets open and lights on may look a little odd but this way they can see so much with out touching all the door handles, etc. Trust me, buyers will appreciate not having to touch surfaces as well. Below is a list of steps both buyers and sellers can take to limit spread of germs during this socially distanced time. We can also make a virtual tour available to interested buyers.
Selling your home brings up a lot of questions and concerns even during "normal times", so these times can be especially hard to navigate. Please reach out to me with any questions you my have.