May 05, 2020 at 1:09pm | Michael Hunter
In a recent survey by realtor , people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and some potential buyers inside if done under the right conditions. They’re less comfortable, however, hosting an open house. Given the health concerns associated with social contact these days, this is very understandable. The question is, if you need to sell your house now, what virtual practices should you use to make sure you, your family, and potential buyers stay safe in the process?
In today’s quick changing market, it’s more important than ever to make sure you have a game plan and an effective online marketing strategy when selling your house. One of the ways your agent can help with this is to make sure your listing photos and virtual tours stand out from the crowd, truly giving buyers a detailed and thorough view of your home.
If you’re ready to move forward, virtual practices may help you win big when you’re ready to sell. While abiding by state and local regulations is a top priority, a real estate agent can help make your sale happen. Agents know exactly what buyers need, and how to put the necessary digital steps in place. For example, according to the same survey, when asked to select what technology would be the biggest help when deciding on a home, here’s what today’s home buyers said, in order of preference:
  • Accurate and detailed listing information
  • Detailed information
  • Virtual tour of the home
  • High-quality listing photos
  • Agent-led video chat
After gripping technology, if you have serious buyers who still want to see your house in person, keep in mind that according to the National Association Of Realtors, there are ways to move forward safely . Here are a few of the guidelines, understanding that the top priority should always be to obey state and local restrictions first:
  • Remove shoes or cover 
  • Require guests to wash their hands or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Limit in-person activity
  • Follow CDC guidance on social distancing and wearing face coverings
Getting comfortable with your real estate agent, taking these steps under the new safety standards might be the best plan. This is very important if you’re in a position where you need to sell your house sooner rather than later.
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