As in many other areas of life, the COVID-19 pandemic has made a significant impact on the real estate industry. Fewer people are willing to show and tour homes in person, leaving many showings and transactions to be carried out via technology. Nonetheless, homes are still selling. Despite the economic effects of the pandemic, residential real estate is booming in Miami. So if you’ve been thinking about selling your home, now is as good a time as any.
If you want the best chance of success, you’ll most likely need to embrace technology and prepare your home to showcase its best features. From finding the right real estate agent to learning about virtual showings to deep cleaning, here are a few ways you can do that.
Hire an Agent
The first step to take when selling your home is to find a good real estate agent. For example, an agent from the Giulietta Ulloa Group will be able to use their experience and skills to make the home selling process much easier for you. Just make sure you go into the process with a basic understanding of some of the obstacles you might face, such as getting pre-approved for a loan, abiding by a budget, and navigating unexpected inspection issues.
Know Your Options
When it comes to showing your home safely, using technology is your best bet. Your agent should be able to work with you on one or more methods of showings, including:
- A pre-record walkthrough.
- A virtual open house.
- A listing video.
- Video chat tours.
- A 3D/360 self-navigable tour.
You will also want to take quality listing photos of the property, which will likely be the first impression that buyers will get of your home.
Cancel the Clutter
To prepare your home to impress potential buyers, it’s essential to get rid of any clutter. Go room to room, declutter each space, and remove any belongings that won’t aid in the sale of your home.
You should also make sure your garage is clear of clutter so that you can highlight how much space it offers. Rather than keeping your vehicle in the garage, consider parking on the driveway or on the side of the street. But be sure to use a car cover to protect your vehicle from the many types of damage that can occur in harsh weather.
Deep Dive Into Cleaning
When you’re planning to show your home virtually and/or take listing photos, make sure your home is thoroughly cleaned from top to bottom. This means dusting, vacuuming, and scrubbing every nook and cranny until the home looks movie-ready. And if you have any carpet or furniture with deep stains, consider hiring a professional cleaner to make it look like new.
Once your home is decluttered and clean, it’s important to keep it that way. This can be challenging, especially if you have kids and/or are working from home. The best way to maintain cleanliness is to come up with a simple cleaning routine that you can complete each day. Always throw away trash and put things away after using them.
Now could be a great time to put your home on the market. Just be sure to hire an experienced real estate agent, research your options with virtual showings, and keep your home clutter-free and spotless. Implanting these tips will put you in a great position to sell your home quickly at a price you’re satisfied with.
Are you looking for a knowledgeable, reliable real estate agent to help you sell or buy a home? Contact the Giulietta Ulloa Group today! (305) 710-6620