Navigating the Pandemic: A Home-Seller’s Guide

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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.

Connecting Virtually

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.

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!

Preparing Your Home To Sell

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Are you planning on putting your house on the market this summer? If so, prepare to dress your home for success. When you are selling a home it is all about style, but not necessarily your own style. This is what makes staging different from interior design and can also make it more challenging. When you stage a home, you want to create an ambiance and lifestyle that appeals to all tastes and styles. Potential buyers need to feel as though they can make the home their own when they purchase it, even though the furnishings and accessories won’t be there when they move in. Homes that are staged sell 50% faster and for 6% more than homes without staging. Read below for some styling tips that will help you see results quickly.

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