Selling Your Masthope Home During The Coronavirus Crisis
Now more than ever, it’s important for home sellers to be flexible with shifting market dynamics. While some sellers are deciding to pull their Masthope properties off the market during the coronavirus outbreak and try to sell at a later time, that may not be an option for everyone. If you are planning to move forward with selling your Masthope home, there are some things you can do differently to adjust to the current market while keeping everyone involved as safe and healthy as possible.
Prepping Your Masthope Home to Sell
Instead of spending your time going stir crazy from isolation and social distancing, use this downtime as an ‘opportunity’ to prep your home to look its best. Organize, clean, de-clutter, and prepare the inside of your home for the showings that will come. Also, finish any DIY jobs such as replacing broken tiles or fixing or replacing that leaking tap.
When it comes to the outside of your home, spend some time creating the ultimate curb appeal that will blow the competition out of the ballpark. Paint the trim, clean the gutters, power wash the driveway, trim the hedges, plant some flowers, and whatever else that you can do to make the exterior of your home look its best.
Creating A Video Home Tour
Getting your home in front of as many buyers as possible and finding new and creative ways to accomplish that during this time is key to getting your property sold. Unfortunately, even though open houses are typically an effective tool to show your home to many prospective buyers at one time, they are just not advisable given the current restrictions around large gatherings. There’s no easy way to regulate how many people come into your home at once during one of these events.
So, instead of open houses and physical tours, ask your listing agent to create a video tour of your home as part of their marketing plan. Many websites like Zillow allow agents to upload videos to listings in addition to photos. A detailed and compelling virtual tour using either smartphone videos or 3D cameras to create high-definition, 360-degree walk-throughs give listings a more engaging presentation.
They can help prospective buyers get a feel for the layout of your home and whether or not it’s the right fit for them. The number of 3D home tours created on Zillow actually increased by 362% as of March 20th.
Adjusting To The New Norm – Remotely
Although home selling during the COVID-19 outbreak has slowed down a bit, it hasn’t come to a halt. Professionals in the real estate industry are adjusting the way in which homes are being sold. A listing appointment, market analysis, or preparing the home can all be done safely with sellers, while buyers consultations, pre-approvals, and online home searches can also be done remotely.
Once you get an offer on your Masthope real estate property, there are many different e-signing programs that you can use to sign contracts without having to go into an office and meet with your agent. Title companies and loan officers with banking institutions are also instituting safe methods for selling houses without having all parties huddled in an office conference room at closing.
Buyers and sellers who are looking to start the process can still do what is required without putting themselves and others at risk. Thanks to technology like guided video tours and e-signing contracts, you can find your dream home or sell your current property and keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community safe by practicing social distancing.
The good news for sellers is that there are plenty of people out there still looking to buy.
Partner with Top-Rated Masthope REALTOR® – Alicia Kowalik
Whether you are interested in homes for sale in Masthope or ready to list your current property, Alicia Kowalik provides the kind of knowledge, skills, dedication, and personalized service you need and deserve. Known for her warm and friendly personality and professionalism, Alicia always goes above and beyond for her clients to ensure a smooth and successful transaction.
Alicia Kowalik, REALTOR®
Lakeview Realty Inc.
2449 Route 6
Hawley, PA 18428
Direct (Best): (570) 470-5076
Office: (570) 226-6300