Selling a house is not always an easy task but it is particularly harder in the middle of the worst pandemic to hit us in over a hundred years. The good news is that during these crazy and unprecedented times, there are far fewer window shoppers and you’ll likely only be showing houses to serious buyers. The most important thing is to make sure that your house showing is as COVID safe as possible. Here are 5 great tips to help you do just that…
- Open Windows and Doors
The best part about summer is the warm days filled with sunshine…not that we have many of those in the U.K. Make the most of the warm days by opening all of the windows and doors in the home that you are showing. Good air circulation is a good way to keep the risk of transmission down to a minimum and it also has the added benefit of removing any stale smells lingering in the house – these can be very off-putting.
- Deep Clean Before Each Opening
Help your prospective buyers feel safer by having the house deep-cleaned by a reputable company in your area, like Twinkle Clean. Cleaning the house before each opening will help to decrease any lingering particles from previous showings. You can also request that your prospective buyers remove their shoes before entering areas with carpets; this will reduce the need to have them washed frequently and allow the cleaners to focus on more pertinent areas of the house.
- Let The Sunshine In
Sunshine is a wonderful cleanser, largely because of the U.V rays but who’s keeping score? Allow as much natural light into the house during the staging and the viewings to keep things fresh and feeling healthier. Your prospective buyers will appreciate the enhancement that sunlight adds to a room, especially because it is an instant mood booster. Make the most of the sunny days by opening all of the curtains or blinds and let those glorious rays in.
- Have Sanitisers Available
Keep your staging as safe as possible by setting up mini sanitising stations inside and outside the house. These sanitising stations will encourage your buyers to use them which will keep everyone safer. They also help your buyers to see that you’re serious about their health and safety which may help them to decide to spend a little longer looking around – we all know that the longer the buyer looks; the more likely they are to make an offer.
- Enhance The Garden
Manicured lawns have always impressed prospective buyers and the people buying houses during a pandemic are no different. You need to keep the plants and flowers looking bright and colourful to sell the added appeal of the home. Clean and tidy gardens will reinforce the idea that you take health and safety seriously which will have a positive effect on your potential buyers. Pay particular attention to paving areas and garden features; make sure that water features are cleaned and filled with fresh water. All of these extra elements will help your buyers feel safer when they’re viewing your house.