Blog post was written by Suzie Wilson
Your Guide to Listing Your Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic
If you’re a homeowner looking to sell your property, don’t be discouraged by the economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the real estate industry, buyer demand is still quite high, partially driven by the fact that interest rates are currently at an all-time low. You don’t want to lose out on these advantages, especially now that recovery efforts are ongoing. These resources will help you make the most of the opportunities presented by the current real estate market and sell your home quickly while adhering to public health regulations.
Spruce Up Your Home
Beautify your home inside and out before you let buyers step through the door! Here’s how to boost your home’s curb appeal and stage your interior.
Start the process in your front yard by creating curb appeal on a budget.
Spend a weekend decluttering and staging each room of your home.
Keep your remaining belongings tidy with creative, functional storage solutions inspired by professional home organizers like Caralyn Kempner.
To downsize before you move, figure out where to donate items you no longer need.
Marketing Your Property
Now, you’re ready to start the sales process. It’s time to determine your asking price and develop an advertising strategy for your home!
Get in touch with a great real estate agent who can help you make a sale while abiding by public health recommendations.
Work with your agent to set a reasonable asking price for your home.
Film a virtual tour so potential buyers can take a look inside your house while practicing good social distancing.
Clean and Prepare for Showings
Hosting in-person showings will be a bit trickier than usual, but if you take careful precautions, you can still show buyers around your house.
Take care of a few last-minute tidying up tasks before anyone walks in the door.
Use natural ingredients you have at home to create safe, DIY cleaning products.
After saying goodbye to your guests, take a few minutes to thoroughly wash your hands.
Once the showing is over, make sure you block off time to deep clean your home.
Waiting for the right buyer to come around can be stressful, but with buyer demand staying surprisingly high during the pandemic, it may not take as long as you think. By listing your home now, you’ll be able to benefit from these unique circumstances.
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About the author
Suzie Wilson created Happier Home, as a side project to help people near and far learn how to enhance their homes so that they’re picturesque and peaceful.
Suzie is proud to announce that her debut book, The Ultimate Guide to Prepping Your Home for an Open House, is COMING SOON to online retailers and bookstores near you!