- Despite the booming real estate market, many would-be sellers are still apprehensive about listing their homes due to COVID-19 concerns.
- Thankfully, real estate professionals have spent the majority of 2020 figuring out how to sell homes safely.
- Technological innovations and additional safety precautions now make it possible to sell your home with little to no risk.
- Get in touch with our team to see what we’re doing to protect our clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yes, It’s Still Safe to Sell Right Now—Here’s Why
Unprecedented buyer demand, low interest rates, and rising prices make the end of 2020 a fantastic time to sell your home. However, as we approach a third wave of the pandemic, many sellers are pumping the breaks on their next move.
According to a recent survey by Zillow, current homeowners cite general uncertainty, financial instability, and the COVID-19 pandemic as the top reasons why they don’t want to list right now. While life may feel drastically different than it was last year, it’s still very possible to sell your home with minimal risk involved. Here’s why.
New technology has made it safe to sell your home during a pandemic
Modern technology has played a huge role in keeping the Raleigh market strong. Now more than ever before, agents rely on fully immersive virtual tours and video conferencing to help promote their listings. While it is still possible to view homes in-person, a majority of buyers now prefer to browse their favorite properties from the comfort of their couch.
By taking advantage of these digital resources, you can reduce the number of people entering your home without sacrificing the exposure you need to sell for top dollar.
Agents are taking extra steps to protect buyers and sellers
Although virtual tours and video showings have made it easier to explore homes from afar, serious house hunters may still want to see your listing in-person. Fortunately, agents are now well-versed in providing safe showings for both buyers and sellers.
Before allowing any in-person tours, be sure to chat with your agent about what you are and aren’t comfortable with. You may want to ask buyers to wear a face mask or remove their shoes upon entering your home. You can also ask that they use hand sanitizer, avoid touching any surfaces, and social distance. Your agent may also have their own protocols, so it’s best to discuss your expectations ahead of time.
The market shows no signs of slowing down
Some current homeowners have decided against selling because they want to see if prices increase during the spring. While this may be tempting, timing the market is a risky strategy that doesn’t always work out.
By taking advantage of high prices and buyer demand right now, you’ll be able to cash out on your hard-earned equity. You can also take advantage of 2020’s low interest rates when you go to buy your next home!
Ready to Sell for Top Dollar?
Selling your Raleigh home for the best possible price in the least amount of time requires the expertise of a seasoned agent. If you want to streamline your sale from start to finish, contact Linda Craft & Team at 919-235-0007. We’d be happy to answer any questions and tell you how much your home has increased in value!