Successful Home Selling Tips for COVID-19

By
Real Estate Agent with The Weiland Group of Keller Williams Realty

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.

  •          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.

Comments (7)

John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

The Weiland Group of Keller Williams Realty very good list of home selling tips for Covid-19.

Jun 18, 2020 08:28 PM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Great suggestions. I have been walking around with Clorox wipes in my hands to wipe down after my clients touch doorknobs, doors, cabinets, lisght switches, and anything else in the home. Just getting it on the market is a giant accomplishment here. Our inventory is flirting wiht sub 2 months.

Jun 18, 2020 09:03 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

C.A.R. handed down the same protocols in CA. It's a lot more work having a listing, but I'll take'em all day long.

Jun 18, 2020 10:35 PM
Realty Pack
Realty Pack - Bel Air, CA
Real Estate Blog

The Weiland Group of Keller Williams Realty, great suggestions. I agree real estate agents need to consider the new home selling strategies, especially virtual tours.

Jun 19, 2020 02:25 AM
The Weiland Group of Keller Williams Realty
The Weiland Group of Keller Williams Realty - Minneapolis, MN

Thank you John & J.R.!  I agree Thomas.  Thanks Realty Pack.

Jun 19, 2020 09:43 AM
Kevin Mackessy
Blue Olive Properties, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO
Dedicated. Qualified. Local.

We have had good luck with showings so far, but we are definitely keeping up our requirements for the rest of the year.  

Jun 19, 2020 01:29 PM
The Weiland Group of Keller Williams Realty
The Weiland Group of Keller Williams Realty - Minneapolis, MN

So have we...so far, so good for now.

Jun 19, 2020 07:15 PM

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