After documenting the process of getting our house ready for market on Instagram, I promised a blog would follow on tips for selling your home during Coronavirus.
After six weeks (which, I might add, felt like an eternity), we’ve now successfully sold our home and bought a new one. Riding a wave of satisfaction that we’ve achieved what most said was impossible during a global pandemic, I thought it was the perfect time to write this post.
After months of lockdown, followed by a stamp duty ‘holiday’ (until March 2021 here in the UK), there’s a renewed appetite for making a change and moving house. However, what buyers are looking for in their new home has changed dramatically since lockdown began. Gone are dreams of an apartment close to busy bars and stations; these have been replaced by visions of leafy gardens, space for home working and a kitchen big enough to bake in (let’s never forget the Great Sourdough Craze of April 2020).
Seeing this as our opportunity to sell our modest terraced home – complete with small office, unusually long kitchen and garden – we set about getting our home ready for market in March 2020. The two month process was a satisfying one and I like to think that it was some of the tips below that helped to sell our home (relatively) quickly.
Below, I’ve rounded up some basic tips for selling your home during Coronavirus; including simple (and stress free) changes to make around the home and how to manage the viewing and selling process.