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Home-Selling Tips in the Age of Coronavirus

By The Bassford Team on March 29, 2020

Showing a home in the age of coronavirus is a challenging thing. Across the board, the real estate market is experiencing a dip in the number of individuals who are searching for homes at the same time as home sellers are attempting to reduce the number of people traveling through their space. Open houses are being cancelled, listings are being delayed, and many people are simply choosing to postpone their search for a home indefinitely.

If you are in a position where selling your home is not so much an option as a necessity, then you might be feeling somewhat anxious about the current situation and what this means for your financial prospects. Today, we want to offer some tips on how to maximize your ability to sell during this time of general instability while still keeping yourself and all potential buyers safe.

Open Houses?

Once a staple of the real estate market, open houses are rapidly joining dodos and dinosaurs on the extinct species list. In fact, at this point in time an open house might be seen as a liability as potential buyers might be scared away by the possibility of a high number of people gathering together in a single space.

Making it clear that your home is available to be viewed by appointment only can send a message to all potential buyers that you are aware of the current danger posed by coronavirus and that you are doing everything you can to keep people safe.

You Know What they Say About Cleanliness…

If you plan on allowing people into your house for a tour, whether it is an open house or otherwise, keeping a supply of cleaning wipes, hand sanitizer, rubber gloves, and even face masks is essential. When people enter the home, you want them to be able to relax in the space and view it for what it is, not find themselves crippled with anxiety over whether or not the railing to the basement is covered in germs.

The Things We Can Do With Computers

Even before the spread of coronavirus, virtual home tours were becoming more and more fashionable. By creating a detailed virtual tour of your home (a service increasingly available throughout the country) you can give prospective buyers the best possible experience while allowing everyone to remain completely safe.

Similarly to showing by appointment only, making it clear that your home possesses a virtual tour can do wonders when it comes to easing the minds of those who do not want to risk any sort of exposure to the virus.

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