Generally, selling a house has never been an easy feat to accomplish, but especially during the pandemic, this task has become increasingly difficult to carry out for both buyers and sellers. For example, restrictions and protocols have made it so hard for individuals to set up face-to-face meetings, visit the actual sites, process paperwork, and close deals.

Furthermore, with municipal offices and buildings either closed or working on limited hours, recording and verifying a sale has also been a struggle. These are only a few of the many obstacles that the real estate industry is currently facing.

Still, there’s really nothing to worry about, as protocols and restrictions have been relaxed and vaccines have begun to be distributed. And so, there’s really no way but up in this scenario, considering how people will always need homes and buy homes.

Realtor studies have also shown that in 2021, sellers will still have an upper hand in the market, as home prices are expected to hit new highs in contrast to the buyer market, which will struggle with affordability. Sellers will also be able to expand their advantage throughout 2021 as the number of buyers heavily outweigh the limited inventory of homes for sale.
With this, sellers must expect their houses to sell out relatively fast this year.

Lastly, the best thing about the current scenario is that people have begun to accept the new norm of real estate buying.

They’ve begun to adapt to buying real-estate with the help of technology. Right now, people are starting to buy homes even without personally meeting their real estate agent, or in some cases, even without seeing the house live in person.

Property management technology has also advanced profusely like never before. Did you know at this point in time, some agents are already able to offer 3-D home tours to show off their houses?

Having said all that, the future is definitely bright in the real estate industry, and what better way to be at the forefront of selling your house than following our tips to sell your house fast this 2021!

1.Don’t get too complacent. Even if you don’t actually let people inside the house you’re selling, you still have to invest in staging. Staging your home in a way that makes it pop in photos has never been more important! You have to make sure you’re taking high-quality photos that’ll bring the best out of your house. If anything, it’s much harder to convince a buyer to get attracted to your listing virtually than in person, so make sure you get all the things right in staging your house!
2.Stay ahead of everyone else and update yourself with the latest technologies and trends. As mentioned, learning virtual technology is steadily becoming a norm, and because some agents are already beginning to employ 3-D touring, which allows buyers to visualize and move throughout the house on their own, you must also try to get in on this trend. If you’re not able to do this, at the very least, you must provide virtually guided home tours so your customers can get a more personal feel of the house.
3.Go back to basics. Did you know that according to the New York Times, since the pandemic began, there’s been a surge in voice call usage (up 33% from pre-pandemic times)? This is great news for sellers because calling is such a quick and cheap way to connect with your clients.
4.Do not overprice your homes. Even if you have an edge over your buyers this year, they surely won’t appreciate you taking advantage of the situation. Therefore, having a sound pricing strategy is still key to building long-lasting relationships with your customers and gaining their trust.
5.Center on pandemic-friendly features and selling points. You can research on some home must-haves in the context of COVID that will increase your house’s marketability such as home offices, private outdoor areas, backyard spaces, wet rooms, drop zones, touch-free and anti-microbial fixtures, smart technologies, to name a few. Without a doubt, this tip can serve as your competitive advantage and make your house stand out from the rest.

We know that selling a house is stressful enough on a regular day, but selling one at the age of a pandemic makes it harder in so many different ways. Hopefully, with the help of this article, you’re able to sell your house fast this 2021!

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