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Tips to sell a home safely during the coronavirus

 

Last updated 8/30/2020 at 3:04am

ESCONDIDO – Good news for home sellers: You are in a good position right now as there is little supply of homes for sale and there are quite a large number of buyers shopping around. The coronavirus has reshaped the way we do real estate. Aside from observing social distancing protocols, keep in mind these things so you can attract homebuyers while staying safe during quarantine.

Overpricing is a no-no

There may be scarce resources for homes right now, but buyers are still likely to look for a bargain, overpaying a premium in this time of recession. So make sure the price is right.

Stage and show your home

The future of real estate sales is now and is greatly relying on virtual tours. One key for a successful online tour is a staged home. Doing FaceTime tours, Facebook Live events or Q&As, and 3-D virtual tours are starting to become the new norm activities done to attract buyers during quarantine. Make sure the seller and their agent are up to par with the latest tech to be able to do virtual tours.

Move out, as much as possible

Empty houses are easier to show these days. It is for the seller's safety and that of the potential buyer. Some even offer self-showing, where smart locks are used to let buyers access the home all on their own.

More contactless transactions

Broadpoint Properties has long adapted modern real estate practices like: online document signing, earnest money delivery, emailed inspection reports and mobile notary during closings so no need for in-person meetings. The office finds ways to make buying and selling homes more convenient and accessible.

This article first appeared on Broadpoint Properties' website, https://servingsandiegocounty.com.

Submitted by Elisabeth Hartig Lentulo, broker associate, who can be reached at 760-532-1057, [email protected] or http://www.ehlentulo.com. CalBRE #01904564

 

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