Selling a home during COVID-19 looks slightly different, but the return is high, as both home prices and demand have skyrocketed across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. Still, there are several guidelines home sellers should be aware of to prepare a home to sell quickly during the pandemic.
Here are a few of the ways to follow CDC coronavirus protocol while completing your home sale as rapidly as possible.
Clean, clean, clean.
In a world where constantly washing hands and sanitizing surfaces has become the new normal, selling your home is no different. Before listing your house, make sure to thoroughly clean the space and organize and clear out cupboards, pantries and closets, to show buyers that it is safe to enter.
Set the Stage.
Less is more when it comes to staging your home during COVID-19. There's no need to completely redesign the space, but make sure that glimpses of your home through photos and open houses are free from clutter and items that look unsanitary, like toys and sponges. Many home buyers are now looking for outdoor gathering spaces, mudrooms and nooks to work from home, so it's important to play up these features as well.
Talk to Your Agent About Virtual Options.
During the coronavirus pandemic, it is essential to work with a real estate agent who can market your property virtually. Providing these options gives people a chance to look thoroughly at a property from a distance, and lets agents set up showings with more serious buyers. Find out if your real estate agent offers virtual open houses, 3D tours and floor plans, and video walkthroughs to speed up the home sale process.
While you may not be able to completely move out of your home while it is on the market, it is still important to leave the space when buyers come to see your home. This minimizes the number of people that the buyer and their agent have to come in contact with, and eases the stress of worrying about social distancing or coming into contact with someone who may have COVID.
Try the Instant Move Solution.
If you are looking to close on your home in as little as 10 days, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers' Instant Move program is the ideal solution.
Instant offer companies like Zillow, Offerpad, and Open Door make cash offers on homes, but our real estate specialists can compare those options with the value you will get putting your home on the market, and help you make the decision that works the best for your timeline and needs. Click here to get a free assessment of how much your home is worth.
With so much changing day to day in many markets, it is important to go above and beyond to ensure that buyers feel safe in your home. If you are ready to get started listing your house on the market and want to work with one of our best-in-class real estate specialists, check out our home selling guide to set up a first consultation.
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