By Guest Blogger: Natalie Jones
Selling a home might feel a little bit intimidating in the current climate. As the pandemic has caused restrictions in our lives, sellers are worried they won’t be able to move their homes anytime soon. However, there are many options at your disposal. We are more connected than ever before, and there’s never been a better time to sell a home from a distance. Babel’s Paint and Decorating offers some insight into how you can make the most of the process.
Perfecting the Listing
Your property’s online listing has always been important, but in a world where buyers may not be able to see the property in person, it’s even more vital to nail it.
- Look through listings in Boston to get a sense of what’s working for other sellers.
- Check out Babel’s Designers’ blog for design trends you can incorporate into your home.
- If possible, hire a professional real estate photographer to make sure your listing photos look smashing and do your property justice.
- Stage your home before photos are taken so it’s as appealing to buyers as possible.
- Make sure your listing description includes your home’s best features to draw in buyers.
- Connect with an experienced real estate agent who will know what buyers are looking for in your area.
A great video of your home or a live video chat can move buyers toward the next steps.
- Use some advice from the pros to shoot your video home tour.
- You can use Zoom to host a virtual open house; however, it’s very important to follow good security practices to make sure it’s safe and secure.
Setting Up Safe Viewings
At the end of the day, you may not be able to find viewers willing to buy based on virtual options alone. However, you can take steps to make in-person viewings as safe as possible.
- Thoroughly clean and disinfect your home before and after viewings.
- Ask buyers to wear masks and gloves to protect all parties.
- Where possible, keep doors open and lights to reduce the need to touch surfaces.
With some creative thought, savvy use of technology, and smart safety measures, you can sell a house during the pandemic without much trouble. Focus on finding ways to bring buyers in virtually, and accept that the process might be a little bit longer than usual. Still, you should be able to find the perfect match in time.
Whether you need paint or decorating advice, Babel’s has experts to serve you. Their interior designers meet clients by appointment using teleconferencing or meeting in person with masks and social distancing. Parent company National Lumber can also supply all your building material needs if you have repairs to make before putting your home on the market. Call ahead or stop by a location today!