The real estate market is experiencing low interest rates right now which is encouraging house buyers to jump on new opportunities. If you are ready to sell your house or you’ve at least been thinking about it, don’t let this virus stop you! Buyers are still buying every day! We’ve put together some tips for selling your Dallas house during the coronavirus pandemic. Please read on.
The easiest way to sell your Dallas house fast during the Coronavirus Pandemic is to work with a direct buyer. Newbyginnings - Cash for Houses Dallas can help you with this process (and do all of the heavy lifting), which may be much easier than working with a traditional real estate agent!
Open Houses Not Required
If you are going to sell or you have your house listed currently, don’t have an open house. It is much too risky to have numerous strangers from different households, possibly different cities or states coming into your home and roaming around opening doors, cabinets, etc. You would have to have strict management of all of these guests and maybe only allow so many people in at a time, which defeats the purpose of an open house in the first place. With technology as great as it is, there are ways around the traditional open house, you will just need to be flexible and creative.
Create Virtual Tours
You most certainly do not need to do an open house anymore. Once your house is photo-ready (cleaned up, organized, clutter-free), go ahead and take a walking video tour of your home. You can easily do this with your phone! Go slowly and try not to be too shaky or spin too quickly. These videos can easily be uploaded and shared on a variety of real estate advertising sites, or you can upload to a popular video hosting site to share with your real estate professional. This will allow potential buyers to virtually walk through your home without bringing their unwanted germs! You can also hire a professional videographer to come do this video for you, which will help you out even more!
Clean and Sanitize!
When you do receive inquiries from serious buyers, you will need to make sure to clean up and sanitize commonly touched surfaces including door handles, light switches, countertops, and any other features you would like the potential buyers to be able to try out. During this time of the pandemic, it is acceptable to ask the potential buyer to try not to touch surfaces as much as possible; however, there are some things you just have to touch, such as light switches in the garage or hallways. Once the showing is over, you will then have to make sure to sanitize all of those surfaces over again. You shouldn’t be present when the buyer is viewing the house, so you have to assume they have touched most of these items and surfaces.
Technology is Your Friend
In this day and age, it is perfectly acceptable to use video conferencing (like Zoom) or phone conferencing instead of face to face meetings when discussing the terms of the sale of your home. You can also use digital signature programs to negotiate the contract (like Docusign). They even have mail-away closings available so you can have a fully contactless transaction! It’s truly amazing how our world has adapted so quickly to keep essential business moving forward!
Take it Easy
Selling your house is a lot of work, no question about it, and very stressful even under normal circumstances. During the coronavirus pandemic, selling your house is even more stressful because of the extra cleaning, sanitizing and avoidance of contact. However, don’t be afraid to take the steps of selling your house at your own pace. Plan ahead for multiple showings and only allow a few of them per week to cut down on your cleaning time. Make videos and pictures of your home easily available to potential buyers and real estate professionals. These tips should help you during this unprecedented time to sell your Dallas house during the coronavirus pandemic.