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How to Prep Your Home for the Busy Selling Season

As New Jersey begins to reopen, many buyers have finally resumed their search for the perfect home. Of course, this also means that sellers are itching to get their properties back on the market. If you’re gearing up to list soon, I have a few tips that can help you prep your home for the post-COVID-19 selling season!

Here’s How to Prepare For the Post-COVID-19 Selling Season

Selling your home during or after a pandemic might seem impossible, but it’s actually easier than you might think. However, there are a few steps you’ll want to take before your home hits the market. Here are some of my top pointers that can give Gold Coast sellers a leg up!

Work with a great agent

Agent working on a laptop

The first step to getting top dollar for your home and selling fast is connecting with a highly rated local agent. Remember, your agent will be handling every aspect of the sale, including the marketing and negotiations, so you won’t want to take your decision lightly.

Instead of going with the first agent you find, interview a few potential options before choosing “the one.” The best candidate will have experience selling in your neighborhood, as well as plenty of resources to help you out. You should also get along on a personal level, too!

Take advantage of digital resources

Using a laptop to prep for the selling season

Although we’ve seen a definite downturn in COVID-19 cases here in New Jersey, the pandemic will likely affect the real estate industry for years to come. That means many new digital real estate resources—like virtual tours and online open houses—will probably remain popular for a while.

If you want to stand out in a sea of other listings, it’s crucial to take advantage of these digital resources before your home hits the market. Chat with your agent about creating a virtual or 3D tour for your listing, and make sure they’ve crafted a solid online marketing strategy. Having a strong digital presence can help you reach more buyers!

Stage your home to perfection

Living room with a fireplace

Staging is one of the most important parts of the home selling process. However, there are a few extra steps you’ll want to take if you want your space to be gorgeous and free of germs.

First, you’ll want to follow the usual staging guidelines—decluttering, depersonalizing, and cleaning. Getting rid of any bulky furniture, letting in tons of natural light, and adding some seasonal decor can also help, too. And if you want to protect yourself and potential buyers, consider setting a table outside your front door with hand sanitizer and face masks.

Getting Ready to Sell Your Home?

It might seem impossible to predict what life will be like when everything returns to normal, but it is still possible to sell your home! I’m Raj Banerjee, and I’d love to help you list, market, and sell your Gold Coast property. Just reach out to me if you’re ready to jumpstart your real estate journey!

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