Are you getting ready to sell your home during the pandemic? The following tips and resources will help you to sell your home virtually, while limiting in-person walkthroughs and tours to serious buyers only. Read on for some tips on showing and staging your home during COVID-19.
Show Your Home Virtually During COVID-19
If you’re selling your home amid the coronavirus outbreak, these tips will help to protect buyers from COVID-19 and keep potentially harmful germs out of the home you’re still occupying.
- Learn how to buy or sell a home during the pandemic.
- Prospective buyers can now view your home through live video-chat tours, 3D walkthroughs, and virtual showings.
- Stage your home virtually if you need to furnish empty rooms.
Stage Your Home for Virtual Showings, Tours, and Photographs
Here’s how to highlight your home’s best features in its real estate photos, videos, 3D walkthroughs, and video-chat tours.
- Review the State of Design blog for some inspirational home decor and staging ideas.
- Stage your home just as you would for in-person showings with buyers.
- Dirty or damaged windows can be a major turnoff for buyers, so have these professionally cleaned and repaired (repair costs average $170 – $375).
Sanitize Before and After Physical Showings with Buyers
In the event of an in-person showing with a prospective buyer, these tips will help to protect you, your family, and your guests from harmful germs, viruses, and bacterias.
- Follow the CDC’s cleaning and disinfection guidelines to sanitize before and after in-person showings.
- Keep your home safe and germ-free by leaving hand sanitizer and disposable gloves at the front door.
- Leave shoe coverings at the door or ask visitors to remove their shoes prior to entering.
As you can see, it’s possible to show your home virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though restrictions have loosened in much of the nation, you’ll protect your home and family from potentially harmful germs and viruses if you opt for virtual showings and 3D walkthroughs whenever possible — and limit in-person tours of your home to serious, prequalified buyers only.
*Guest post by Natalie Jones of Homeownerbliss