How To Sell Your Home in NJ During a Pandemic

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Selling your home has always been a challenge, but to say it is a challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic is an understatement! Whether you are personally concerned about catching the virus or not, you still have an obligation—a legal obligation, in some areas—to protect others and reduce the spread. Fortunately, the expert real estate agents at The Bernier Group are flexible and ready to tackle this challenge! If you need to sell your home during the COVID-19 pandemic, here are some tips!

Tip #1: Do it Now!
The right time to sell your home in New Jersey is now! The pandemic has caused many people to reconsider their urban lifestyles, fleeing to the suburbs and rural areas for some space and (hopefully) clean air. This has created a shortage of available homes on the market. By selling now, you take advantage of these unique times and make them work for you!

Tip #2: Go Virtual
Fortunately, our world is more digitally connected than ever! This allows many of the traditional approaches to showing and selling your home to be conducted online. If you’re seeking to purchase a home in NJ, ask your Realtor about virtual tours or video tours that eliminate the need for in-person visits. If you’re selling your home, work with your real estate team to take attractive photos, shoot videos that don’t give viewers motion sickness, and showcase the beauty of your home from a distance.

Tip #3: Cleaner than Ever!
No good real estate agent will advise you to sell a dirty house, but in today’s market, your property must be cleaner than ever! This includes sanitizing commonly-touched areas, providing booties, hand sanitizer, and gloves for in-person visits, and using approved sanitation products.

Tip #4: Modify the Usual
Until the final stages, you will not likely have much contact with prospective buyers. Once buyers are settled on a few chosen homes for sale, the usual home tour will look a little different. Tour parties must be strictly limited to comply with state and local orders, and all participants must maintain distance. Extra time should be allowed between visits for sanitation and to air out the space—opening windows in the summer isn’t usually a good idea, but make an exception to let the virus out!

Even though the home selling and home buying process will look a little different in the near future, your real estate team can make the process as easy as possible! Call the Bernier Group today to find the perfect home for sale in NJ, or to start selling your home during the COVID-19 pandemic!

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