Selling a home during a pandemic may be quite different than selling in regular days, but it’s not something that cannot be done. We all are back to our lives, functioning how we used to but with a slight change in our routine. With the new normal, everybody in the world is busy with the hustle-bustle of their lives. As much of a daunting task, selling a home seems to be; you cannot let a pandemic put a halt on your plan. There is a fix for everything; if you are, then there are a few precautions that you must follow to ensure you are complying with the SOPs of COVID-19.
Go for the virtual meetings
Practicing social distancing has become the norm of our lives, but as much as we want to practice it, it often becomes impossible in personal meetings. So why not go for its alternative? Today, the internet has made virtual meetings quite easier for us; you can show your whole to the potential buyers online and answer their questions right then and there.
Keep all the technologies and gadgets on the forefront
Tours are not the only thing in the overall home selling process which can benefit from the technology. Pair up with your agent, and you both can review the offers online by using different software such as Zoom, WebEx and Google Hangouts without stepping out of your houses. You can also share and discuss documents and proposals on the spot with all the relevant parties. Due to this pandemic, many platforms are offering free use of the features along with the free trials, so its time you take advantage of these schemes.
Be extra cautious during personal meetings
Well, you cannot run away from the personal meetings, as no one is going to invest thousands without personally seeing it. Therefore, while you are showing your house, you have to disinfect each and everything, since the buyers will be touching all the corners of the house and inspecting them. Only invite those buyers who have gone through the virtual tour and has shown you their loan letter to prove their seriousness. Provide the buyers face masks, gloves and sanitizers. Most importantly do not forget to be hospitable and welcoming to them.
Turn the light switches on and door open before showing
Before the arrival of the buyer, make sure you are flipping on all the light switches and keeping all the door open so that they do not have any physical contact with them. It is the best practice to minimize their physical contact with any of the areas of your house. You want to reduce the number of surfaces buyer touches while inspecting your house. Make sure you are taking all the precautions as you do not want to catch the deadly virus because of your one careless mistake.
Sign the documents digitally
The advanced technology has engulfed the overall world; we can do almost everything from the comfort of our homes. When you see the deal is about to be finalized, try to get the documents signed digitally. Platforms like DocuSign offers such digital services. Once you get into it, you will be surprised to see how much you can do these days virtually.