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This year has been a difficult one for everyone and many people haven’t been able to move on with their lives as they would have hoped to or achieve certain things they planned to. For example, many couples were supposed to get married this year and haven’t been able to and you might have planned to sell your house this year but have been put off or simply delayed it due to the pandemic.
While things are looking better in terms of the pandemic with vaccines being approved and the world adapting to new ways of living and working, we still don’t know when things will be back to “normal”, if they ever will. So, with that in mind, it’s important to carry on and to do the things you planned to do rather than to wait. If you want to sell your home then, while things have had to change, you can still do it.
Follow The Guidelines
To begin with, it’s important to follow the basics, for example washing your hands, having a clean home, and wearing a mask when going to an estate agent or having people look around your house. If you have had symptoms or been around anyone who has tested positive for COVID then do not show people around your house. If you can show people around your house or meet with estate agents, then make sure you have the appropriate PPE as well and offer it to your potential buyers.
According to estate agents Jordan & Halstead you can and should conduct online viewings. While photos are great for enticing people to come and look around a house, having a virtual viewing or video call can help to sell the property. People are getting used to doing things this way now as they are aware of their own safety and the safety of others. If a person is serious about buying a house and they want to do it soon, then they will be pleased to have a virtual viewing.
No matter when you’re selling a house you need to be prepared to be patient, but especially if you’re trying to sell it now. Everything has slowed down, there are fewer staff in the office or they are working from home, things take longer to process, your buyers may take longer to make their decision, and then you never know, the government may announce another strict lockdown and everything has to be put on hold.
Communication is key to surviving this pandemic and when you’re selling your house it is no different. It’s so much easier when you meet someone face to face to have a conversation and ask questions. However, when you don’t get the opportunity to meet people, you need to be prepared for more emails, phone calls, questions, and concerns. Keep the communication flowing to make everything run as smooth as possible and be prepared and available for communication to all parties involved.