There is no doubt in today’s world, we have had to adapt the way we do business. With all the health concerns around social interaction, hosting a traditional open house is pretty much out of the question. So, should you find yourself in a position where you need to sell your house now, we have adopted practices to help you sell your house virtually. These practices will ensure you, your family, and any potential buyers are staying safe throughout the process.
A key ingredient to sell your house virtually is having a strong digital game. This is more than just listing a house on the MLS. It includes having professional photos & video to showcase your home in the best light. Having a virtual tour is a great option as well.
According to a survey done by Realtor.com, there are 5 technology features that buyers found the most helpful in our current way of showing homes:
- Virtual Tours (61%)
- Detailed listing information/description (58%)
- Detailed neighborhood information (53%)
- High quality listing photos (51%)
- Access to the property via video chat with their agent (39%)
After all that is said and done, if a buyer is still interested in the property, there are ways to proceed with an in person showing. Some of the guidelines for in person showings include:
- Limiting in person activity
- Guests must wash/sanitize hands before entry
- Remove shoes or cover with booties
- Wear face coverings & practice social distancing
In person showings may only take place if your state and or local governments allow it.
If you’re in a position where you need to sell your home now (or relatively soon), it’s best to get comfortable with these virtual techniques. They just might be here to stay! As always, I’m here with you and committed to helping all my clients navigate through these new & interesting times.