Two key questions for sellers during COVID-19

Posted by Dan Miller, REALTOR on Thursday, May 7th, 2020 at 8:06am.

If you're like most prospective sellers, you don't know where to begin with the home-selling process during the COVID-19 market. It's a confusing time for sure, but you can eliminate a lot of confusion by consulting with a professional and asking the right questions early on in the planning process. When you address the right questions, your next steps will become clear, and your overall plan for selling your home will begin to take shape. 

2 Questions for Madison WI Home and Condo Sellers

We recommend answering these 2 key questions as you plan for your sale:

Question #1: Will you be moving out of your home before your showings begin?

Depending on your situation, you may have the opportunity to move into your next setting before any showings begin. Most sellers prefer this approach (if it is an option) because it limits their exposure to the general public. If this is the approach you take, then you should choose between one of two ways to stage your home. 

Your first option is to work remotely with our professional stager, Debbie Lea, before you move out of your house. Your second option is to virtually stage your home after you have moved out and removed all of your belongings. Many sellers prefer virtual staging because it saves them time at a moment in life when they are already very busy. The images below show  "before" and "after" photos for a room that has been virtually staged. 

Living Room before and after staging

Question #2: If you'll be living in your home when showings begin, will you allow "in-person" showings, or "virtual" showings only? 

By the time your staging is complete, you'll need to decide whether you'll allow physical walk-throughs of your home, or virtual tours only. 

It may seem hard to believe, but it's entirely possible to attract multiple offers without any buyers setting foot in your home. We can help you decide if virtual showings are a good strategy for your listing - just reach out to us for a short consultation. If you decide in-person showings are the best option for your listing, then we'll incorporate social distancing and hygiene requirements for any person who tours your home. 

Now, more than ever, it pays to have a professional by your side

If you're someone who's thinking of selling, we understand you probably have a lot of questions about safety, process, and the market. We're here to help you answer every question and address all of your concerns as we lay out a sound strategy for selling your home.

Even during this COVID market, we can help you sell your home quickly and safely and to a strong buyer who's willing to pay top dollar. Just as important, you'll have peace of mind knowing you have a team of professionals who's by your side and guiding you every step of the way to closing.  

This article is published courtesy of:
Dan Miller, REALTOR
Mad City Dream Homes & RE/MAX Preferred
610 Junction Road #205, Madison, WI, 53717

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