Are you looking to sell your home but wondering how to do that during COVID-19? While there are many things to factor in, especially your family’s health and financial situation, people are moving forward buying and selling homes during the pandemic.
While we are still in the age of social distancing, purchase volume continues to be higher than one-year ago. Mortgage rates are at record lows so homebuyers have an incentive to stay active in the market. In this new normal, creativity and modern technology are helping agents, sellers and homebuyers follow COVID-19 health and safety practices while closing on homes.
So, what selling practices should you implement to stay safe and keep your listing competitive? Opening your doors to a digital approach will set your home apart. With the right tools, you can provide potential buyers an immersive viewing experience without ever having to set foot in your home. According to a recent Realtor.com survey of homebuyers, these are the five key features to a strong virtual listing:
Despite the health concerns associated with social contact, serious homebuyers may still want to see your home in person before making a purchase. If you decide you are comfortable letting outsiders in your home, keep in mind state and local regulations and follow CDC guidance on social distancing to keep you and your family safe.
As always, it’s important to work with a trusted real estate professional. Together you can navigate the digital steps needed to safely and effectively sell your home. For more tips on selling your home, visit MyHome® by Freddie Mac.