Even though we are enduring this pandemic, life still must go on, but admittedly with modifications. People are still buying homes in Berks County. Yet the way we sell homes is changing, as the process normally involves contact with a number of strangers.

Are you planning to sell your home in Berks County? No doubt you've already made adjustments in your life to protect yourself and your family. And the same principles can be applied to selling your home in a way that protects everyone. Here are some tips that will help you prepare your home to sell in this new era,

Staging

Try to set aside time to stage your home for a faster sale. Staging a home means that you clean it from top to bottom and remove all unnecessary items, such as personal effects and decorations. You can adjust the layout of your furniture to give your home a larger feel, as well as make it more welcoming to buyers. You can so most of this yourself. Make sure that you make your home look as neutral as you can so that buyers can picture themselves living there.

Curb Appeal

The outside of your home is the first thing home buyers in Berks County will see, either in person or online. You can look at listings on our website to see what we mean. Since you're no doubt looking for a home to buy, think about what appeals to you as a buyer. Then you can apply those ideas to your home exterior to make it more inviting.

There are some great ways to enhance your curb appeal, even on a tight budget. You can power wash your front porch and siding, install a new mailbox, hang modern house numbers, and do some basic lawn maintenance. 

When it comes to your front yard, make sure your lawn is lush, freshly mowed, and free of weeds and dead spots. Consider planting new flowers and remember to weed and mulch the beds to keep everything looking neat. You may even want to hire a professional to give the trees and shrubs around your yard a good trim.

Safer Showing Alternatives

Open houses are basically on hold for now. We will still be able to show your home with precautions in place to make sure you and your guests are protected. With high resolution photos and video walkthroughs, we can give potential buyers a better overview of your home before they come to view it in person.

Selling a home in the age of the coronavirus is bound to be a bit of a challenge. Thankfully, the real estate industry has been quick to adopt virtual alternatives to open houses and buyers are happy to continue their housing hunt online. With some special attention to staging and a solid virtual presence, you’ll have no problem closing a sale during the pandemic.

Make sure to visit to our blog every week for more real estate advice, along with local Berks County articles. Need help finding the perfect home for sale in Berks County? Our powerful home search tool will help you find the home of your dreams.