The coronavirus pandemic has completely changed how we interact with each other. Despite this new normal there are homeowners who need to sell their home and need them sold now. The good news is there are serious buyers looking for homes. Here's how to successfully sell your home during the coronavirus pandemic.
- Price according to the market. During a slow down in the market, it's critical to price your home right the first time to avoid it sitting on the market. Homes priced according to current market conditions sell faster and sometimes for more money than homes priced with the hope that buyers will pay more.
- Offer 360 self-guided virtual tours. Buyers may be hesitant to enter strangers' homes even after the stay at home order is lifted. 360 self-guided virtual tours allow buyers to tour the home from the comfort of your home A great agent will provide this as a complimentary service along with professional real estate photos of your home.
- Require that the showing agent wear gloves and restrict buyers from touching doors, cabinets, counter, etc. Buyers agents are likely wearing gloves and other personal protection equipment but it is best that your agent make this part of the showing requirement. Serious buyers open cabinets and pantries to view the depth but to avoid the spread of germs only the gloved buyer's agent should be allowed to touch any part of the property.
- Be prepared to handle your closing online or without your agent with you in person. Title companies handling the closing have restricted in-closings to only the parties of the contract. This means only the sellers and buyers listed on the contract can attend the closing. Some titles are doing closings online utilizing digital signatures.
You can get your home sold during this unprecedented time. If you have a need to sell, trust that there are others who need to buy. Express your home selling needs and any concerns about the market with your agent. A great agent will be there for you through the entire process...and after.