The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our daily life and added unneeded stress to us all. The burden increases for those attempting to sell their home during the coronavirus pandemic. There are many reasons why one would choose to sell their home during these trying times, and there are critical steps to the process that needs to be taken to ensure you sell your home as quickly and safely as possible.
Inventory Is Low, Demand Is High
With fewer people currently selling their homes, the number of listings on the market on average is down. This provides a window of opportunity for those in the position to sell their homes to be able to capitalize on listing their property at a time when others aren’t. This will naturally attract buyers, provide you leverage on your listing price, and allow you to capitalize on the many homebuyers eager to move. Understand your market and educate yourself on your local ordinances and restrictions to maximize your ability to sell your home during COVID-19.
Stage Your Home To Sell
As with anything, first impressions matter. Stage your home to the best of your abilities to heighten its curb appeal and highlight your property’s best features. With state and local restrictions in place, homebuyers may or may not be able to view your home in person, depending on where you live. If you are hosting an open house, be sure to follow all health and safety protocols to keep the property clean and your potential buyers at ease. Remember, now is not the time to save money by not professionally staging your home. It is more important than ever for your home to be professionally staged and as presentable as possible. As more home sellers are using virtual tours as marketing tools when listing their properties, decluttering your home will maximize the potential for these technologies.
Consider Virtual Tours
New and interactive ways to show off your home to potential buyers are consistently being created and tested, and COVID has accelerated that process even more. As a result of restrictions placed as a result of COVID-19, many people cannot leave their homes. Those who are allowed to leave their homes still may not be comfortable doing so. Understand your audience and accommodate their needs by allowing them to virtually view your property. Invest in professionally-shot photography and high-quality videography. 3-D touring is another great way to show your home. Virtual tours are simulations that allow buyers to interact with and browse your home remotely. Utilize these tools to attract homebuyers regardless of where they are located. Photos, videos, and virtual tours promote a safe tour of your home and allow potential home buyers to easily and safely see your beautiful home, even during a quarantine.
This is an exciting time for those willing and able to sell their home during the coronavirus pandemic. We are living through uncertain times, and it’s important to make sure that you and your potential homebuyers are all safe during the home selling process. Be sure to follow our tips outlined above to make selling your home during COVID a safe and enjoyable experience.
Interested in selling your New Hampshire home? Contact Dow Realty Group today to learn how we can help you sell your home.