What Type of Safety Precautions Should You Take While Selling Your Home During COVID-19?

Safety Tips For Selling Your Home During the Pandemic

Despite early forecasts predicting a dramatic drop in home prices, the real estate market continues to be red hot. Low supply and high demand have fueled a seller’s market, making it a prime time for Southern California homeowners to get top dollar for their property. But how do you stay safe while selling your home during a pandemic?

At Team 805 Real Estate, we have over two decades of experience selling hundreds of homes throughout Ventura County. We have successfully navigated the complexities of putting a home on the market during COVID-19. We can help you get pre-qualified buyers fast without having to sacrifice the health and safety of your family. Contact our team at (805) 341-0398 to get started.

Think Virtual

Innovative technology has revolutionized the real estate industry. Virtual showings and open houses are the new norm and help to reduce foot traffic during the pandemic. It all begins with first-rate, state-of-the-art marketing.

Potential buyers start their search online. Poorly lit, amateur photos will do little to entice online home searchers. Today, it is more important than ever to have professional, high-quality, high-resolution images of your property. Video tours and 3D Walkthroughs are also highly recommended.

Limit In-Person Showings

While some buyers may purchase the home without ever stepping foot inside, others will want to have at least one showing before making an offer. As a seller, in a seller’s market, you have the upper hand to limit in-person showings to only pre-qualified buyers.

Use virtual open houses to screen potential buyers for interest. Require a loan pre-approval letter for private showings in order to ensure that they are a serious buyer.

Post Precautions

For private showings or any in-person interactions, while selling your home, post precautions both online and at the property. Require that anyone entering the home follow health and safety recommendations posted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as state and local COVID-19 guidelines.

While you likely already know, standard precautions for in-person showings during the pandemic include:

  • Maintain social distancing;
  • Wear a protective face covering;
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer;
  • Limit the number of people allowed at the showing;
  • Avoid touching surfaces;
  • Ask individuals to remove footwear or wear booties; and
  • Not visiting a home home if you are exhibiting any symptoms or having come into contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus.

Team 805 provides a “showing kit,” which includes hand sanitizer and personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves, and booties. Property owners are asked to leave lights on and open doors and cabinets that are commonly touched and ask visitors to avoid using the facilities.

Ready to Sell Your Southern California Home?

Contact premier realtor Jeff Landau and Team 805 to sell your Southern California home today. Our team is committed to providing you with a white-glove experience from the moment you contact our office.

Call (805) 341-0398 to get started. We can assist you with a safe and easy way to sell your home during COVID-19. Find out about remote closings, minimum contact inspections and appraisals, and how we are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of customer care.