Whether you have been planning to sell your home for years or you are being forced to due to the current conditions, there is good news: The market is actually doing fine in the time of COVID. However, there are some selling tips you should follow to increase your chances of getting the best result. You can also contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021 for help from the pros.
1. You Do Not Have to Consider Lowball Offers
It’s true that there has been a sudden change to most people’s day to day lives, and the economy is making most people a little nervous. This is leading some sellers to panic and accept offers lower than they should. The good news is that home prices are not dropping dramatically – you should not assume that a low price is all you can get.
2. Be Realistic About What to Expect
One of the reasons home sellers sorry that they need to accept a lowball offer is because there is less interest in their home. It is important to understand that the fact that fewer people are interested is not actually a bad thing. The days of casually browsing open houses are over – for now – so even though fewer people might show interest, they are much more likely to be seriously interested in your home.
3. Take Advantage of Online Open Houses
When you work with a real estate professional, we can review all the options and determine the best way to show your home online. Depending on the biggest advantages of your home, this might mean a professional photographer creating a 360 view of the home, or even a video walkthrough. There are many online options and it is wise to consider all of them.
4. Focus On Your Home’s Curb Appeal
While buyers are not going to have the same open house options they’ve had in the past, if they are local you can expect that they will drive by your home. As a result, you should take special care to improve the curb appeal of your home. Have the landscaping updated, consider paint if necessary, and find ways to make your home truly stand out on the block.
5. Be Ready for New Addenda/Disclosures
It is not uncommon in the time of COVID for there to be unexpected delays and hurdles. As a result, we are seeing “coronavirus clauses” added to contracts. They can allow contract extensions and, in some cases, termination with repercussions. Do not sign these until you are very clear on what they mean. IF you receive an offer, look at it closely to check for unusual addendums or conditions.
If you want the best chance of selling your home for the best price, then you want to work with the best real estate company in the business. You can reach Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021 now to learn more.