Selling your home in a pandemic?
Selling your home is a naturally stressful process. Throw in a global pandemic, countries in emergency lockdowns, the shutting of several businesses and you may find your anxiety through the roof. There is a simpler, hassle-free way that has existed long before COVID-19. And you might find that this way is the right option for you.
A private sale of a home takes place between the seller and a known buyer; with a known price and an agreed deadline. That in itself takes the gamble off the conventional sale of a home with an agent. There are no bids, just a cash offer and the assurance that you can plan your next steps ahead with confidence. Some private sales also remove any commission or closing fee from the transaction, which means more money in your pocket.
There are no staging or showings in a private sale. Because your home is not on the market for bids, the fear of a virus transmission by random strangers walking into your house is omitted. Certain private buyers would even take your home as-is, meaning there is no need to renovate, do a thorough cleaning or organize. Simply negotiate the price with the buyer and close the transaction.
As we navigate our way through these uncertain times and new governmental regulations, remove the stress of selling your home by considering a private sale. Be sure to do your research on private buyers (Google reviews, Facebook reviews) and make sure that they are accredited with the Better Business Bureau. If you need assistance or have any questions, feel free to contact us. We'll be glad to help!