Selling Your SWFL Home in Uncertain Times
No matter what is going on in the outside world, life still goes on – and that includes buying and selling homes. People will always face situations in which they need to move, even in times of worldwide crisis. If you are in that position right now, don’t worry! It may take some extra time, but you’ll still be able to sell your house if you need to. Just focus on what you can control.
Accentuate the Positive
What are the best qualities of your home? What attracted you to it in the first place? Chances are these are the aspects that will entice buyers now. You can even take current circumstances into account. For example, if you’re selling a house during hurricane season, be sure to point out the shutters or the new windows that are up to current code. If you have extra storage space for emergency supplies, highlight that as well. Think about what people might want in a house right now, and emphasize how your home can fit the bill.
No matter what is going on in the world, people are always changing jobs or retiring. Even if fewer people are purchasing homes at the moment, it only takes one buyer to close the deal. Plus, with interest rates being lowered, you may find that there is more interest in your home than you anticipated. First-time buyers may choose to take advantage of lower monthly payments to get into the housing market, and seasoned homeowners might be looking to make a change in order to save money.
It’s not impossible to sell a house during a crisis, but it will probably take longer than it would otherwise. Don’t worry if your home doesn’t sell right away. The rules have changed for just about everything, and the fact that your house has been on the market for a while isn’t necessarily a bad sign for buyers. Also, keep in mind that many people will be looking at homes online right now, so if you don’t get a lot of foot traffic, that doesn’t mean that people aren’t seeing your house! With extensive photos, detailed descriptions, and virtual tours, buyers can see almost everything they need to without ever setting foot on the property.
Families can even apply for mortgages online, communicate virtually with your real estate agent, and sign documents via e-signing and mobile notary services. The process of buying and selling homes will continue, albeit with a few modifications.
List Your SWFL Home with the Link Team
Are you ready to put your house on the market? While the COVID-19 situation is new to all of us, the Link Team has plenty of experience selling in tough markets. We will guide you through the process, including the modifications that have been put in place for everyone’s safety, and help you sell your home. Call us today at (239) 357-5058 or send a message through our website.