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Can I Still Sell My Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

With the current condition that the world is in, it is difficult to determine what is or isn’t prohibited with many rules differing from state to state. At this moment in time, it is an unnerving task to think about selling a property during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially with the financial strains it has put much of the community in. The real-estate world has in turn taken a huge blow, with open houses and auctions being limited in their operations. However, selling your property is still not an impossible task. There are still many ways that can make it manageable – through online revenues and strict regulations that make it safe and easy to do so. Here are some achievable tips on selling a property during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tip #1: Reach out to Professionals
If you’re unsure about where to begin with selling a property during coronavirus, talking to experts in the field will ease the uncertainty. Real Estate agents are well informed about the local market and ensure that they are aware of any new changes made. You can contact real estate agents through the phone or arrange potential online meetings for more in-depth discussions on how to prepare your home to sell and to ensure that proper marketing strategies are put in place in these circumstances.

Tip #2: Making Up the Home for Potential Buyers Online
Let’s take a moment to thank technology! As open houses are banned due to the pandemic, we are fortunate enough in that everything is easily accessible online. People will now be more inclined to look at properties online to adhere to social distancing measures. It is important that at this time, you take this opportunity to prepare your home for auctions, with virtual tours and inspections becoming more frequent with buyers, particularly during the coronavirus. Finding ways to make the home look more appealing and attractive to potential buyers can be done in various ways, such as:

– Decluttering your home or rearranging furniture
– Making the home brighter with different lighting
– Adding staple pieces to draw attention to rooms
– Or even painting your walls to freshen up the look

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First impressions last – Keep your entryway neat and tidy!

Home Design by Plantation Homes (QLD)

These tips are also useful if people were still looking to attend private open houses in real life. As long as proper social distancing and hygiene measures were safely monitored and established, then private open houses are also permitted.

Tip #3: Create Virtual Tours and Walkthroughs
If selling a property during coronavirus, remember that potential buyers would be eager to look into every detail of the house when going in for inspections. But with a ban on open houses and limited private open houses, this is near impossible. This is where the prospect of digital marketing comes into play. If you are uncomfortable with the idea of a private open house due to your safety, it is suggested that you ask your real estate agent if 3D virtual tours and walkthroughs are possible to conduct to adhere to the current online marketing of homes.

Have you checked out 3D Virtual Tours from our builders?

Selling a property during coronavirus can be stressful, but with the right tools and advice, it can be a stress-free process. If you’re looking into selling your home, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team on 1800 184 284 or book a call for free, expert advice on building the home that’s right for you.

Shantelle Santos

Shantelle is a graduate of a Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations). She loves all things social media, digital marketing, and has a keen interest in design.


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