Moving is complicated. Moving in the middle of the pandemic can be even more complicated. However, now is a great time to sell. According to the Florida Realtors latest housing data, there are higher median prices, and single-family existing homes sales rose 11.7% when compared with this time last year.
There is significant buyer demand as people are spending more time at home – living and working. With high buyer interest, low inventory, and low mortgage interest rates, many homes are selling very quickly – within weeks and sometimes days. If you’re making the decision to sell your house during COVID-19, we’ve put together a few tips to help you during this unprecedented time.
Ensuring Safety: There are several health and safety precautions you can take while in the process of selling your home. You can offer virtual showings via video; however, most buyers will want to see the home in-person. Showings can be allowed with safety in mind. That means no overlapping showings, requiring masks, and equipping homes with hand sanitizer at the door. Every BHG brokerage and agent within the brokerage will be different. Please have a candid discussion with your agent on what you’re comfortable with and discuss who will provide what materials (ie: masks, booties, etc.) at the showing.
Creating Virtual Appeal: Before requesting a safe showing of the house, buyers will see the house online first. Increase the screen appeal of your home by investing in professional photos so your home looks it’s best. If your house is empty, try virtual staging to digitally add furniture to your space. During COVID-19, adding a place for a home office or gym can bring a lot of appeal.
Reviewing Offers: Your agent can now review offers virtually using video conferencing platforms like Zoom or Microsoft Teams. You and your agent can share proposals and go over the details in real-time. Additionally, you can sign all your documents electronically.
Hiring Movers: Moving companies are considered an essential business, and moving services are still available during the pandemic. You can get a virtual moving quote before choosing a company and ensure the company you choose is committed to protecting the health and safety of everyone involved.
Let us help make selling your home a more enjoyable process, even amidst the global pandemic. We offer award-winning relocation concierge services to make sure you have the latest technology and marketing tools you need.