Keys to Selling Your House Virtually

May 18, 2020

In a recent survey by realtor.com ®, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and some potential buyers inside if done under the right conditions. Given the health concerns associated with social contact these days, most common practices have been put on hold and given way to more virtual based practices. The question is, if you need to sell your house now, what virtual practices should you use to make sure you, your family, and potential buyers stay safe in the process?

In today’s rapidly changing market, it’s more important than ever to make sure you have a digital game plan and an effective online marketing strategy when selling your house. One of the ways Fontaine Family Team can help with this is to make sure your listing photos and virtual tours stand out from the crowd, truly giving buyers a detailed and thorough view of your home.

So, if you’re ready to move forward, virtual practices may help you win big when you’re ready to sell. While abiding by state and local regulations is a top priority, your real estate agent can help make your sale happen. Fontaine Family Team agents know exactly what today’s buyers need, and how to put the necessary digital steps in place. 

When asked what technology would be most helpful when deciding on a new home, here’s what today’s homebuyers said, in order of preference:


#1. Virtual tour of the home: Fontaine Family Team offers sellers "Always Open House" with Matterport 3D Virtual Home Viewing Technology

When you choose The Fontaine Homeselling System you will stand out from the competition! Fontaine offers all sellers the marketing tool of an immersive 3D experience with new 4K definition that's not possible with still photos or 360 tours. Our team photographer will create a realistic digital virtual tour with our Matterport camera enabling homebuyers to explore and evaluate properties with ease from anywhere, anytime.

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#2. Accurate and detailed listing information

#3. Detailed neighborhood information

#4. High-quality listing photos

#5. Agent-led video chat


After leveraging technology, if you have serious buyers who still want to see your house in person, keep in mind that according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), there are ways to proceed safely. Here are a few of the guidelines, understanding that the top priority should always be to obey state and local restrictions first:

  • Limit in-person activity
  • Require guests to wash their hands or use an alcohol-based sanitizer
  • Remove shoes or cover with booties
  • Follow Maine CDC guidance on social distancing and wearing face coverings

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Getting comfortable with your agentyour true trusted advisor – while taking these steps under the new safety standards might be your best plan to move forward with the sale of your home. This is especially important if you’re in a position where you need to sell your house sooner rather than later.

Nate Johnson, CMO at realtor.com ® notes:

"As real estate agents and consumers seek out ways to safely complete these transactions, we believe that technology will become an even more imperative part of how we search for, buy and sell homes moving forward."


Bottom Line

In a new era of life, things are shifting quickly, and virtual strategies for sellers may be a great option. Opening your doors up to digital approaches may be game-changing when it comes to selling your house. Let’s connect so you have a trusted real estate professional to help you safely and effectively navigate through all that’s new when it comes to making your next move.


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Well informed homeowners choose The Fontaine Homeselling System to obtain them top dollar faster, along with a stress free experience. We know buying or selling a home can be very stressful and emotional, but when you have an experienced, top-producing agent on your side, you are more likely to have a smooth and successful home sale. Contact one of our agents today to start discussing the process of selling your home and/or finding your forever home!

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