Tips for Safe Home Sales




The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a great deal of uncertainty for home sellers, but the numbers don’t lie: buyer demand is still high, while mortgage interest rates are hitting all-time lows. If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, this is great news for your prospects, and with an experienced real estate agent by your side, you can definitely get the kind of offer you’re hoping for in a short timeframe. But while many areas are seeing a decline in COVID-19 cases, you’ll still need to take precautions to sell your home safely. These resources will help you stage your property, market your home, and safely show it off to buyers.


Declutter, Deep Clean, and Stage Your Home


Put yourself in a buyer’s shoes: What would you be looking for in a new home? Try to envision their point of view as you stage your property.


  • Take steps to prepare for any home services you may need.
  • It’s time to clear away clutter and re-organize your belongings. Tackle one room at a time so that you don’t get overwhelmed.
  • Next, it’s time to thoroughly deep clean your home with solutions that are proven to kill the COVID-19 virus so that no one is exposed during visits.
  • Finally, you’re ready to begin the staging process! Have fun and get creative as you play with attractive color schemes.


Connect With Potential Buyers

Contrary to popular belief, there are still plenty of people who are ready to make serious offers on new homes during this pandemic – you just have to put in the legwork to connect with them!


  • Work with a skilled real estate agent associated with an industry-leading network, a member of the Ashley Wilson Realty Group, to help navigate the market during this time.
  • It’s time to schedule professional photos- you’ll need an enticing home photo gallery to draw in buyers!
  • Many people are still conducting their business virtually, so use social media marketing techniques to spread the word about your home sale.

Prepare for Safe Interactions


Whether you want to welcome guests into your home or find ways to showcase your property without having potential buyers stop by, these resources will help you prepare.


  • Are you set on hosting private showings in-person? Be sure to offer hand sanitizer, gloves and masks to promote safe practices.
  • Carefully wash your hands after your guests leave to ensure you do not contract COVID-19.


Yes, selling a home during a pandemic does present a few obstacles. Even if you live in a relatively safe area, you do not want to take unnecessary risks. But if you’re about to put your home up for sale, the market is in your favor, so you may want to move quickly – you don’t want to miss this opportunity.


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Suzie Wilson – “There’s no place like a Happier Home!”