If youíve decided to put your property on the market despite COVID-19 then the next best tip we can give you is to always follow the advice of experts - Keep monitoring the official Government advice. If you are being advised to self-isolate, make sure you do exactly that. Call your estate agent and let them know. If anyone living at the property is self-isolating, you wonít be able to allow any viewings to take place on your property until the isolation period is complete. Youíll also need to talk to your chosen estate agent to find out what procedures they are putting in place to handle the threat of coronavirus.
Are they limiting face to face contact? Will they still conduct hosted viewings? Are they screening potential viewers to check they donít have any symptoms? Do they have specific advice they are giving to both buyers and sellers?

For now, you should avoid shaking hands with anyone viewing your home. Clean Surfaces Before AND After A Viewing.

COVID-19 is thought to transit mostly through touching infected surfaces. That means that a good thorough clean of common touchpoints throughout your home is one of the best ways to avoid catching it or transmitting it. Wipe down door handles, light switches, cupboard doors, and anything else people are likely to touch during a viewing. Do this both before and after a viewing to help prevent transmission of the disease.
You should also ensure you thoroughly wash your hands for at least 20 seconds before and after a viewing. You should also avoid touching your mouth, nose, ears, or eyes as much as possible.
Leave Internal Doors Open & Lights On - Touching infected areas is considered high risk with this virus. But thereís an easy way to help prevent transmission. Simply reduce the number of things people viewing your home need to make contact with.
Leave internal doors open where possible and leave lights switched on - This way, it may be possible for viewers to see your entire property without even taking their hands out of their pockets!

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