Getting Your Home on the Market During the COVID-19 Recovery

Getting Your Home on the Market During the COVID-19 Recovery. Today’s guest blog is by Parenting with Chris. The opinions expressed by the author in this and all guest blogs are not necessarily those of Gainesville Restoration and Remodeling.

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Getting Your Home on the Market During the COVID-19 Recovery

Selling your home is a stressful and time-consuming process, especially if you’re a parent. If you’ve been thinking about moving this year, you may be hesitating to list your home because of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, you may not have to postpone your plans: buyer demand remains strong, interest rates are hitting all-time lows, and in many states, the recovery is in full swing. These resources will guide you as you hire a team to help you navigate your journey, declutter, and stage your home with your children pitching in, and decide how you want to show your property.

 

Find Help to Sell Your Home

 

You don’t have to find a buyer all by yourself. Working with a few professionals whom you can lean on for expert assistance will allow you to list your home quickly.

 

  • Connect with a listing agent who can teach you everything you need to know about your local real estate market.
  • Consider working with a home captain program that provides access to real estate concierge services.
  • Hire contractors like the tradesmen at Gainesville Restoration for roofing or remodeling projects.
  • Contact home staging professionals in your area to see if they will offer virtual consultations.

 

Prepare Your Property for Buyers

 

Once you’ve assembled your “sales team,” it’s time to spruce up your property. Here’s how to declutter, stage your home without spending big, and get your kids to lend a helping hand.

 

  • Before you begin your preparations, talk to your children about your upcoming move so that they know what to expect.
  • Start by decluttering your home – you may be able to find charities accepting donations of clothes or other items in your area.
  • Get your kids involved with the cleaning process, and give them time to organize their rooms.
  • Finally, it’s officially time to stage your home: put out a welcome mat, arrange a few throw pillows, and hang up new wall art!

 

Find the Perfect Buyer

 

As a parent, you’ll want to protect your family from contracting COVID-19 without pausing your search for a buyer. Here’s how to showcase your property while putting safety first.

 

  • Want to ensure that no one in your household will be exposed to COVID-19 during showings? Take buyers on virtual tours instead of hosting them in-person.
  • If you do choose to invite prospective buyers into your home, make sure they wear masks for the entirety of their viewing and be prepared to provide masks just in case.
  • After your guests leave, you will need to deep clean every room with solutions that are scientifically proven to eliminate COVID-19.

 

Selling your home during a pandemic will no doubt require some extra effort on your part – and moving with children in tow is always challenging! But if you hire a great team for support, take time to carefully stage your home, and encourage your kids to have fun and take part in the process, you’ll have no trouble connecting with a buyer who’s ready to make an offer.

Getting Your Home on the Market During the COVID-19 Recovery

 

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