Here we are again talking about a topic we would have never imagined. You may be asking “how to sell my house during a pandemic”? While none of us have all the answers right now as this is uncharted waters, we do have some tips to help you sell your house in this uncertain times.
Virtual listing appointment
To sell your house the fastest, you’ll need to hire a real estate agent. In normal times, you would call up a couple of different agents and have them come to your house to interview. With health concerns happening, virtual listing appointments is the safest way to go. You can still interview multiple agents but you can do so from the comfort of your computer. An agent can do a video conference and also do a screen share so you can see all essential paperwork you need to review.
Sign all paperwork online
Once you’ve decided on an agent that fits best with you, all paperwork can be done virtually. Your agent can send the listing paperwork and any other documents to your email via electronic signor. You can then either sign from your computer or from your phone. There’s no need to print anything out anymore!
If you’re asking how to sell my house during a pandemic, one question will be how to do showings for potential buyers. The easiest way to show your house without having a ton of buyers walk through is to do a virtual showing. Your agent can come in and film the entire house and highlight all of the unique features of your home. Any potential buyers can watch this video and decide if your house will work for them.
In person showings
If you are comfortable allowing a buyer and their agent in your house, you can take extra steps to keep your house germ free. First, you can ask that all agents and buyers use hand sanitizer before entering your property and also ask for them not to touch anything while in the house. Once the showing is complete, we suggest you reclean your house and wipe down all surfaces and door knobs. Your safety is top priority.
Getting to the closing table
Once you get an offer and its finalized, you can limit the amount of people you allow in your property. When the buyer has a home inspection, you can ask for just the agent and inspector to be inside. As for closings, title companies are only allowing the sellers and buyers to be present so no other family members or agent are to be present during this time. Some companies are offering virtual closings with all paperwork to be signed online so no one has to go to an office.
We understand that this is a very strange and unknowing time for everyone. At Mac Home Development, we want to make sure that sellers still have an option to sell while also staying safe. We are able to provide homeowners cash offers or we can help you sell your house as well. We have a team of agents who are doing this daily with our customers. Just know you are not alone in this and we can help provide many solutions for you and your family!