Selling a home is always stressful, even more so with everything else going on in the world today. Many are choosing to wait until things return to normal to sell their homes, but other people don’t have a choice. If you need to access your home’s equity to get you through these times, if you recently inherited a home you don’t plan to keep, or if you need to downsize or upsize, you may find these tips for selling during the coronavirus crisis helpful.
Price to sell.
The coronavirus crisis is impacting home values across the country, but the effect is temporary. List your home to sell, but don’t set the asking price too far below what you would have listed it for before the crisis began.
Add a coronavirus contingency.
Buyers may have trouble coming out to view your home or finding inspectors and appraisers to assess the current condition of the house. Adding a coronavirus contingency clause to your contract that allows buyers to postpone the closing if coronavirus derails the process can make your listing more attractive.
Make the most of the listing photos.
Make sure your home puts its best foot forward by making basic repairs and taking time to do some basic staging. Simple repairs and upgrades like replacing torn window screens and adding a fresh coat of paint can make your listing more appealing. Likewise, tidying and decluttering your home before the listing photos are taken can make your home seem more spacious.