We are in unchartered territory when it comes to selling you home. You may currently have your home on the market or you are going to have to make a move in the near future that will require selling your home. Maybe you just have an innate desire to continue moving forward with your life.
We have some suggestions to keep your family and home safe and sanitary while still being able to share your home with buyers.
Get all the tips in the video.
Consider adjusting your open house rules and to best adhere to social distancing practices or going to Virtual Open Houses.
I personally recommend only allowing showings by appointment. This ensures that only serious buyers are entering your home and that minimizes the amount of foot traffic from the general public in your home.
Your agent can pre-screen your buyers prior to entering the home and ask them to only schedule visits if they’ve had a low risk of exposure.
You can use video marketing to help get your home in front of buyers, so they can vet it before they enter as well. Video marketing is not a virtual tour. Here are a couple of examples of video marketing, Video 1, Video 2.
Place card at the entryway of your home that asks if they’ve been ill or come into contact with someone who has been ill to please not enter.
Set up a basket with easy access to hand sanitizers, Clorox wipes,
booties, and gloves. This is wonderful to have access in your home.
Leave your interior doors open and leave your lights on so that buyers don’t have to flip that light switch and they don’t have to touch the handles of the doors. It’ll save you so much stress when you’re coming to cleaning your surfaces.
Wipe down all the surfaces following showings of your home and disinfect your home with proper cleaning supplies after any showings or open houses if you choose to do those.
If you start to feel sick or learn that you’ve been in contact with someone who has the suspecting virus call your agent to discuss your selling strategy moving forward.
If you have questions, we have answers! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 919-526-0401.