Do you have your home on the market? Are you wondering if you should have an open house in light of COVID-19?
Assess the Risks and Take Precautions
Of course, there is nothing like seeing a house up close and in person. So, if you decide to have your property open to the viewing public, just be careful to assess the risks in your area and your own personal health risk. Consider requiring all visitors to disinfect their hands upon entering your home. Limit the number of people in the property. Ask your Realtor to provide hand sanitizer at the entryway. After the open house or showing, be sure to clean and disinfect your home, particularly commonly touched areas like doorknobs and faucet handles.
Each situation is different. It’s up to you, the Seller, to determine your own comfort zone and risks. Have a conversation with your Realtor and do what is in your best interest. With good, alternative marketing, it’s quite possible to limit showings and only show your home to a very few select buyers. You have every right to set expectations of those buyers. To ask questions. Set boundaries.
Creative Marketing and Selling
Despite COVID-19, it is possible to sell your home. There are buyers who are out looking and who are incentivized by today’s historically low rates. With a little creativity and flexibility, there are still great ways to market your property and to protect you and your family.
Obey with State and Federal Mandates & Law:
In accordance with guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the President(link is external), ensure that less than ten people are touring the home at any given time, and consider only allowing one buyer group to tour the home at a time. Be sure that guests maintain social distancing of six or more feet apart, and require potential buyers to wash their hands or to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer immediately upon entry and to remove shoes/cover footwear with booties. We highly recommend that you disinfect their home after the open house, especially commonly touched areas like doorknobs and faucet handle
Tony Clark Realtors believes every family should feel confident when buying and selling a home. We are here to be your trusted adviser. Since 1976, we are the Owensboro Kentucky market expert.
Tony Clark Realtors | 2934 Frederica Street Owensboro, Kentucky | (270) 683-SOLD