TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME DURING A PANDEMIC

Covid-19 changed the world as we know it. It impacted every industry and every sector, from the hospitality industry to the housing market. Now, despite the vaccine roll-out and the end of the many lockdowns, there is still a whole lot of uncertainty around Covid-19. In these uncertain times, putting a house on the market can be a terrifying decision. So if you’ve been thinking about selling your home, here are some tips for selling your house during a pandemic successfully.

List your property online

Gone are the days when potential buyers would attend open houses and visit multiple houses in a day to find the perfect property. Instead, buyers can now view a thousand properties online, just from the comfort of their homes. So, you must list your property online. Make sure that your listing is very specific and has all the details about your property. Make sure to mention all the important and unique features of your property. 

Stage the interiors professionally

The best way to stage your house is by hiring a professional interior designer, but you can always take some ideas off the internet and stage your house properly. By staging your property, you will be able to showcase your house in the best possible light. Try to use neutral colours and light shades while doing up the interiors, which appeals to more people. Allow a lot of natural light to come in or improve the lighting conditions in the house. Finally, and most importantly, get rid of all the clutter. When you are staging a house, you want it to look neat and clean, without any clutter.

Show off your house in a virtual tour

There are so many people who are scared to step out of their homes, and rightfully so. Instead of seeing a property, most potential buyers prefer to look at a property online through live videos, virtual tours, and 360 tours. The best way to show off your property is through a virtual tour, where buyers and investors can see every incredible feature of your property clearly. This is where staging and the right interior decor make all the difference! 

Take great pictures

A picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case, it is absolutely true. You could write a detailed listing for your property, but nothing will showcase your property better than good pictures. Again, make sure that you stage your house well and get rid of any clutter. You can either hire a professional photographer, ask a friend or family member to help out or use your phone camera to take pictures. Hazy pictures, dark pictures with bad lighting and messy pictures are an absolute no-no. Instead, take pictures of every feature of the property and use pictures to show off space and choose favourable angles. 

Create some outdoor space

People are absolutely tired of sitting indoors, especially after the multiple lockdowns. That is why the demand for properties with outdoor space has risen dramatically in the past few months. If you have a garden, landscape it well. If you have space, add an outdoor patio or maybe just some garden furniture to make it look more appealing. If you have a small garden, you can create a kitchen garden or a herb garden, but make sure it is easy to maintain. For those of you who do not have a garden, try creating a terrace garden. Or, you could even convert a balcony into an outdoor oasis. And once you do, make sure to take some beautiful pictures! 

Hire a good estate agent

It is always a good idea to hire a professional to help you sell your house in these unprecedented times. At the end of the day, no seller wants their property to sit on the market for too long. A good estate agent will definitely make the process easier and a whole lot quicker. Also, you can always ask your estate agent to create a virtual video of your property, which will make your life a little easier. 

Keep in mind, before finalising a deal, most buyers will want to visit the property in person. In that case, you need to make sure that you take proper precautions. Have disposal masks and gloves at the front door, right at the entrance—place bottles of sanitiser everywhere in the house. You can even ask the agent and potential buyer to use disposable shoe covers before entering the property. If you are looking to sell your property, get in touch with estate agents Bracknell today. 

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