Whether your home is already on the market or you may be listing it soon, you might be wondering what COVID-19 means for its future. That’s perfectly understandable, and Ryan Roberts is here to help you navigate the waters during this unprecedented time. There are precautions you can take to still make the showing and selling process safe for all involved. Let’s look at some quick tips for showing your home during COVID-19.
Don’t stress out.
The good news in all this? You can still go about safely showing your home during a pandemic. You don’t need to stress about this, just follow the guidelines and proper procedures. Now, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty.
Prep before showings.
Before showings, a few housekeeping measures are in order. Make sure all the lights are turned on and open all doors. This will eliminate the need for prospective buyers to touch surfaces. Sanitize all door knobs, light switches, and countertops.
To further protect, leave out masks, gloves, disinfectant wipes, and shoe covers for potential purchasers. You can let them know to take anything they’ve used with them. Then, wash your hands and head out the door.
For the most part, people understand the gravity of what’s going on with COVID-19. People with symptoms, such as fever and cough, will most likely not come into your home. Be smart, not scared, when showing your home during a pandemic. For instance, don’t leave out items such as a toothbrush or cup of water during showings.
Make sure to sanitize.
When you return home, wash your hands. Go through and sanitize all door knobs, light switches, and countertops. Vacuum if shoe covers went unused. And wash your hands. Again. Sanitizing high traffic areas and washing your hands is your best bet when showing your home during a pandemic.
Consult with your Realtor.
Finally, talk with your Realtor. If you have concerns, raise them to him or her. He or she can also link up with the buyer’s agent, voicing any additional concerns or answering questions during the process.
Showing your home during COVID-19 can be done safely—and so can selling. If you’re concerned, reach out to Ryan Roberts through this contact form. Whether selling or buying, he’s a trusted Realtor in the Lake Martin, Auburn, and Opelika areas. More real estate tips you may find helpful can be found on our blog!