Tips for Selling Your Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic
1. Have Clear Upfront Expectations
In these times, it’s more important than ever to have clarity around the sale of your home. Read our pre-listing package and complete the questionnaire so that we can best address your needs up front.
2. Conduct Remote Listing Presentation
Video conferencing is a great way to practice responsible social distancing. We make it easy using Zoom, Skype, Facetime, and Google Hangouts. At this time, we may also ask you to walk us through the home so that we can see the home and any improvements you’ve made.
3. Complete Pre-List Inspection & Appraisal
Have a pre-list inspection and appraisal (and fix items the inspection finds) to put you in a much stronger position to educate and negotiate with potential Buyers and minimize the number of visits Buyers and Vendors will need to make to your home.
4. Get Instant Offer Through Keller Offers
Through our exclusive partnership with Offerpad, we can present you with an Instant Offer to purchase your home in a time frame that works for your family. This means no showings, no open houses, no Buyers walking through your home.
5. Use the Latest Imaging & Video Technology
Photos and videos, especially if you live in the home, will be extremely important so that potential Buyers can really see the home and to minimize unnecessary traffic. Where possible, we include a floor plan of your home so that Buyers don’t have to tour the home in person.
6. Utilize Other Great Resources & Vendors
Use our list of recommended Vendors to guide you through staging, repairs, etc. We expect homes will need to be in tip-top shape in the coming market and market shift to garner the most showings and best possible offers.
7. Conduct Virtual or “Live” Open Houses
Use streaming services, such as Facebook Live or YouTube Live, to give Buyers options for seeing your home during Open Houses while practicing responsible social distancing.
8. Use Streaming Video for Showings
We use streaming video, such as Google Hangouts, Skype, WhatsApp, or Facetime, to show Buyers and Agents around the home and to tour the property.
9. Utilize Personal Protection Items
Leave hand sanitizer, shoe booties, and face masks by the front door for Buyers, inspectors, Realtors, repairmen, etc, and require anyone entering your home to use these items. Leave light switches on for visitors and sanitize light switches and door handles when they leave.
10. E-sign Online Documents
We already use Dotloop and Docusign to digitally sign documents. This should be the only way to handle documents through this crisis.
11. Close Remotely or in Small Group Settings
Closing can take place in small groups (Buyers and Sellers separate from each other) to mitigate the spread of the virus. In some cases, closings can be done completely remotely with one of our recommended Closing Agents.
Thinking of selling? These are unprecedented times with many confusing and challenging things to consider. At Dan’s Family Homes, we remain on top of the latest news and education to deliver unparalleled service and advice to our clients. Let’s chat about how we can work together to meet your home selling needs.