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5 tips for selling your home during a pandemic

Selling your home is a difficult process in the best of times, add on a global pandemic, an increasing unemployment rate, social distancing rules, an unstable economy, and it may seem nearly impossible. Thankfully it is not impossible and JP Real Estate can help you during these trying times to market and sell your home at the best price possible.


With the latest technology, social media, virtual tours, and countless marketing options, selling your home during this time can still be done and may not be as difficult as you think. Below are a few tips we’ve put together to help you through this process and put your mind at ease.


1. Hire a Real Estate Professional

We know, we know, you’ve heard this a million times, but it’s truly the best thing you can do. Hiring a professional who can offer experience, stage your home, market your home on countless sites that you wouldn’t have access to as a private seller, and handle all the legal paperwork that goes along with the sale will save you hours of grief and aggravation.


2. Virtual Tours & Drone Video’s

As many buyers and sellers are not comfortable touring homes in the midst of a pandemic, virtual tours have become the new norm for home buyers.  JP Real Estate is fully equipped to provide you with the most professional, detailed virtual tours of your home, as well as drone videos of the house, yard, and surrounding area. These two options are priceless as buyers can see your entire home and neighbourhood without leaving the comforts of theirs, ensuring everyone’s safety.


3. Do It Yourself

If there are some projects that you can do yourself such as painting, touchups, updating hardware or electrical covers, now is the time to do it! We don’t suggest taking on large projects that would be better left to a professional, however, this extra time we have at home is the perfect opportunity to take on those small jobs that you can do yourself. You may be surprised by how much you can increase the value of your home by taking care of a few small jobs in your spare time and buyers are often much more attracted to a home that requires the least amount of work possible.


4. First Impressions

Mow the lawn, vacuum and mop the floors, wash the windows and mirrors...these little things will make a great first impression for anyone who is attempting to envision your home as their new home. With the great weather we’ve been having, it’s also the perfect time to do a few things outside to improve the curb appeal and get the backyard ready for BBQ season.


5. Social Media

It’s not just for cat video’s and funny meme’s! Once your Real Estate Professional has posted your listing online, be sure to share it on your social media, ask your friends and family to do the same. Social Media has become a daily part of our lives and sharing your home listing will definitely be beneficial to the sale of your home. You never know who may be perusing Facebook or Instagram and realize that their dream home just came available!


JP Real Estate has access to countless contractors, mortgage brokers, lenders, lawyers, notaries, investors, and so many more, to ensure everything from staging to marketing to moving day will be a smooth transition. We want to help you sell your home quickly, seamlessly, and, most importantly, at a price you are happy with.


As always, we at JP Real Estate would like to remind you that we are more than a real estate company, we are a community and we are in this together. We look forward to speaking with you and connecting greatness!

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