Are you selling your home amid this global pandemic? First of all, good for you! While it may come with its challenges, you shouldn’t postpone your hopes of selling. After all, no one really knows how long the effects of the pandemic will last.

By sticking with your plan and staying committed to the sale, you can keep moving forward with your life rather than allowing the pandemic to control your destiny. Of course, in order to do that, you will need to make some adjustments to your strategy and take some extra precautions—particularly when it comes to cleaning your home. And these resources are here to help you get started:

Cleaning Before a Showing

Giving your home a deep clean is critical prior to a showing:

●     Keep your cleaning supply arsenal well-stocked so you can maintain a germ-free home.

●     You should be vigilant about cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces.

●     Furthermore, stock up on essential cleaning supplies like distilled white vinegar, surface scrubs, and Magic Erasers.

Cleaning After a Showing

Cleaning your home after each showing is just as important as cleaning it before.

●     When cleaning after a showing, be sure to wear quality rubber gloves, and dispose of them once you’re done cleaning.

●     Make sure your home is well ventilated as you clean; opening windows and turning on ceiling fans to air out the space.

●     If you want to save time and energy while adding a layer of protection for your household, consider hiring a cleaning service.

Other Precautions to Consider

Along with cleaning, consider additional precautions that you can take to achieve a safe and effective showing.

●     To reduce risks of exposure, consider utilizing virtual tours and drive-thru closings to sell your home. 

●     If you must show your home in person, provide visitors with hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes or spray.

●     Ask visitors to remove their shoes or wear booties upon entering the home.

●     Finally, turn and leave on lights before and during each showing so visitors don’t have to touch any light switches.

It might be challenging, but you can sell your home right now. Just be sure to make the necessary adjustments to your strategy and keep your home clean and sanitary throughout the process. And remember that getting a sale that you’re happy with will be worth all the time and effort you put in!

Written by Jackie Waters