If you are a seller getting ready to list Lake Tahoe Real Estate, you may be wondering how to protect your family and home while still allowing serious buyers to tour your property. While the industry standard has changed to start off with virtual open houses for people, a pre-approved buyer may want to physically tour your property after it passes the virtual test. In these scenarios, your Lake Tahoe Realtor will work with both you and the potential buyers to make sure everyone stays safe. Here are a few tips to prepare your home.
- A lot of Lake Tahoe realtors are requiring masks, gloves and booties before new people enter a property. If you are nervous about a realtor running out or maybe being too relaxed, you can always keep a basket at the entryway with a sign that says they must be worn in order to come inside and dispose of off the property after they exit.
- Ask your Lake Tahoe realtor to open up doors and windows so fresh air can flow through the house. HEPA based portable air filters are a great extra step.
- Turn on all the lights and open cupboards, doors, drawers and storage spaces to keep people from touching surfaces. Your Lake Tahoe realtor can even ask that the perspective buyers don’t touch anything or schedule another virtual open house where they can open things up to show off how much space homes for sale in Lake Tahoe have.
- Space out open houses as much as you want. You can either limit open houses to specific days and space them out by hours or you can space them out by days. It is whatever you and your real estate professional decide is best for you.
- Provide disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer upon entry and in bigger living spaces.
As someone who represents a lot of sellers and homes for sale in Lake Tahoe, I value a multi-step marketing plan that includes professional photography, videos, Matterport 3D virtual tours and even floorplans from the builders. Giving as much information up front as possible allows buyers to get the necessary information they are looking for without needing to be too intrusive when they end up seeing your home in person. To learn more about listing Lake Tahoe real estate in the COVID-19 era and what I do to protect my clients, feel free to reach out. I would be happy to help.