Tips for Selling a Home During Covid-19
Even with the current global pandemic happening, the housing market is still booming. It’s truly a seller’s market right now and people are flocking to warmer states, such as Arizona, as winter nears in the northern states. Showings and open houses are traditional parts of the home buying process, but with the threat of COVID-19 looming and social distancing restrictions, these may look a little different. Check out these tips for selling a home during COVID-19.
Consider moving out after listing the property
If you’re uncomfortable with living in a home that strangers may be walking around in during a pandemic, then consider the possibility of moving out during the listed time. Even if you haven’t found your next home yet, there are some possibilities of staying with friends or family members or even finding a short-term rental or extended stay hotel for the time being. This is especially doable in markets where homes are selling very quickly, as you won’t be out of a home for long. This way, you won’t be exposed to unnecessary chances of falling ill.
Take open house precautions
If the city the property resides in is currently allowing open houses, take advantage of this by hosting one. Open houses are great for people casually looking at homes to come in and fall in love with your property. Take some precautions to keep those visiting your open house and your family safe. Ask that attendees wear a face mask to help prevent the spread of any disease or germs. Provide hand sanitizing stations at the entrance to the home, so people can disinfect as they enter and leave the property. You can also invest in an electrostatic sprayer to disinfect all of the surfaces in the home quickly and easily.
When a house is on the market, it’s normal for the owners to keep it spotless and clean for the random showing that may pop up on very short notice. During a pandemic, it’s even more important to ensure the home is cleaner than ever before. Clean surfaces regularly and inform real estate professionals if someone in the household is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or received a positive test result so that they can be sure not to schedule any showings until the affected person is recovered and the house is adequately disinfected.Se