With the advent of COVID-19, along with our lifestyles, the real estate market suddenly shifted. You might think that meant the end of all hopes of selling your home in the foreseeable future, but it’s far from impossible to see your dream come true. At the heart of the surviving real estate market (dare we say thriving?) is technology. Pairing contemporary tools with traditional selling strategies is a winning combination, and these resources can help you make it work.
‘Old’ Still Holds
Some things will never go out of style, and when it comes to selling your home, that is definitely true on a few fronts. Certain actions will always make buyers more interested in a home, so putting those strategies on your list of must-haves makes sense.
- Spend time decluttering your home so buyers can see the house for what it is instead of being distracted by your belongings.
- Don’t miss making repairs and improving curb appeal in the process of preparing your home for photos and tours.
- Depersonalizing your home allows buyers to envision living in your home.
- Statistics show that hot homes in Plymouth Minnesota and many surrounding areas go under contract in just seven days, while other properties typically take more than twice as long to sell, so it's important to know the datat about what’s selling quickly where you live.
‘New’ Proves True
Technology leads the way right now in the real estate market as new home selling strategies are proving their worth. Put modern tools to work as you prepare and list your home.
- A 3D virtual tour will better showcase your property.
- Ariel photography provides stunning perspectives that strongly appeal to buyers' emmotions.
- Whether you need to move before selling or simply want to help buyers’ imaginations along, virtual staging opens a world of possibilities.
Keeping Germs at Bay
Ultimately, an in-person tour is unavoidable. However, avoiding illness is clearly a concern for both seller and buyer. There are ways to show your home and still enjoy peace of mind.
- Make sure your showings are handled by a responsible real estate agent.
- Provide masks, booties, hand sanitizer and written instructions to those who are entering your home.
- Be ready to clean after the visit, and to minimize handling surfaces, leave lights on, doors open, and exterior doors unlocked.
The pandemic and possible "second wave" has altered our lifestyles in a number of ways, and that’s definitely true when it comes to selling a home. Be sure to embrace tested & new strategies for selling, incorporate responsible health-related measures, and your home is sure to sell fast.