Even when home sales slow down a bit in the winter, the Havasu real estate market continues to favor sellers. If you want to sell your home right now, go ahead and list it. Buyers are still looking for properties, even through the holidays. However, no matter what time of year you put your property on the market, there are some safety tips you might want to follow when showing your Havasu home to potential buyers.
How to Safely Show Your Havasu Home
Take a Pass on Open Houses
In the past, open houses were one of the most popular ways to get your Havasu home seen. Arguably, it seems like the easiest way to get the most people inside your home at one time. However, oftentimes, people who come to open houses tend to be more of the “looky-loo” variety. Serious buyers want a private showing with their own agent. Plus, open houses increase the possibility of getting your valuables stolen. Talk it over with your real estate agent to see whether they believe open houses are beneficial or not.
Make Your Private Tours “Touchless”
To keep germ transfer to a minimum, make sure all lights in your Havasu home are turned on before a showing. This includes those in the hallways, kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, and closets. Open all interior doors as well. Pull up the shades and open any drapes fully, too. This lessens the necessity for strangers to touch any surfaces in your home.
Sanitize After Every Showing
After every showing, sanitize any surfaces that may have been touched. This includes countertops, doorknobs, and light switches. Even if you opened the doors up and turned on all the light switches before a showing, you do not know for certain that these were not touched. In the age of COVID-19, it is better to be safe than sorry.
Secure Valuables Out of Sight
Finally, keep temptation at bay by securing any valuables out of sight. But placing them in a drawer or up on a shelf may not be enough. Buyers typically look in closets, cupboards, and cabinets. Thieves will make an even more concerted effort to do so. If possible, take your jewelry and financial documents with you when you leave the premises before a showing. And do not forget to take your prescription meds with you as well. It takes no time at all for thieves to pocket these a spirit them away.