Originally posted on Porch.com In May 2018, Lennar, the largest homebuilder in the country, said…
Let’s be frank: Many people are intimidated by the prospect of listing a house for sale right now. Not only is the economy shaky, there are health concerns to address. Toss on top of all that some new technology to master, and it’s easy to want to toss in the towel.
Guess what, though? Not only is the real estate market alive and well, it’s adapted in a manner that makes selling your home a safe, effective, and satisfying experience. These resources can help.
Getting acclimated to real estate’s new normal is your best first step. Start with your local market.
- Attend some virtual open house events to see what other sellers are doing.
- Note that not all staging trends are selling.
- Discuss your options with an experienced local realtor.
- Reduce the hassle of purchasing a home by getting pre-qualified with Reliant Mortgage.
Virtual open houses are just one of the ways real estate has gone digital. These tools allow you to communicate with your agent and list your home safely:
- Apps allow for safe meeting conditions.
- Outstanding listing photos are easy with the right gadgetry.
- Virtual tours are a straightforward replacement for in-person showings.
- 3D tours allow buyers to experience the house more fully.
Now take a look at your own home, and prepare it for a successful listing.
- Start with a thorough paring down.
- Pack up surplus belongings as you go.
- Stash them in an appropriate storage space.
- Clean thoroughly.
Ready Your Home for Visitors
Whether it’s for professional photography, live video tours, in-person showings, or the home inspection, cleaning before and after visits ensures everyone’s well-being and shows your home in the best light.
- Masks and hand sanitizer are scarce on store shelves, but you can make your own.
- Sanitize the air and surfaces as needed.
- Booties keep visitors from bringing dirt and germs in on their shoes.
- You can also hire a professional maid service for an average of $150 per visit.
If you thought selling right now would be too much trouble, the good news is that the process has adjusted to the times. There are tools and tactics to keep everyone safe, and the market is alive and well. Rather than tossing in the towel, it’s a good time to get onboard.