Tips for Staying Safe When Selling Your Home During the Pandemic

Posted on: 4 March 2021

With the real estate market heavily favoring the seller right now, you may think it's time to put your home on the market and see how much you can get for it. However, the state of the world with the current pandemic may cause you to feel a bit nervous about the whole experience. Here are some staying safe tips to consider once you decide to sell your home. 

Have Your Realtor Ask Screener Questions

It is going to be expected to let people into your home for showings, but that doesn't mean that it should be business as usual with letting someone walk around your home unsupervised. Your realtor should be asking screener questions to anyone that will be stepping into your home that asks if they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, have been coughing, have recently traveled internationally, or have a fever. This can be a good reminder to people that you are trying to stay safe while selling your home, and that now may not be a good time for them to go on tours if they're not feeling well.

Limit the Number of People Indoors

While in the past it may have been common for a family and the grandparents to visit a home at the same time, know that you can limit the amount of people that are in the house at once. It is normal to only allow those that will be purchasing the home to tour the property, as well as their real estate agent. Let them know that they are free to video chat a friend or family member to show off the space, and that you are limiting the amount of people that are inside at once. 

Create a Sanitizing Station

It is a good idea to have a sanitizing station for buyers when they come in to view your home. This means having a place to take off their shoes, some hand sanitizer to clean their hands, and even extra masks on hand if they do not have one. Know that you do not have to let someone into their home if they are not following instructions.

Keep Lights On and Doors Open

The best way to prevent people from touching things in your home is to prepare the property for the showing. Turn on all of the lights, open the doors, pull back shower curtains, and move things that are in the way. The less that someone has to touch to view your home will limit the amount of surface exposure.