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  • Writer's pictureJuanita Madriz

Is it possible to buy a house virtually?

As the real estate market continues to see record activity, buyers frequently discover that they are too late to make an offer on freshly listed houses. This may be irritating for serious homebuyers, forcing them to make last-minute arrangements to dash out and examine properties, interfering with work and home life.

As employees and businesses have transitioned to virtual ways of meeting and engagement, it's only natural for real estate to follow suit. However, buying a property entirely online necessitates a one-of-a-kind method. It's not enough to merely look at a house tour on the listing or do a Skype walk-through with the realtor.

Fortunately, with the appropriate technique, it is possible to buy entirely digitally while still obtaining the necessary information to make the best option for a new house. Here are a few pointers to get you started:

  • Virtual Tour - A virtual tour should be a live event accompanied by an onsite agent, either yours or the sellers'. Request that the agent open closets and storage and look up and down. Zoom in on areas of concern and take copious notes for future reference.

  • Ask the Right Questions — With virtual tours, it's even more vital for homebuyers to ask the right questions. Inquire about the roof's and HVAC systems' ages. Examine beneath the cupboards for water damage and request to view anything included in the disclosures. Remember to inquire about items that can't be seen on a virtual tour, such as street noise or over-the-fence difficulties.

  • Prepare to Buy — Whether seeing the house remotely or in person, a serious buyer in this market must be prepared to act quick. Before seeing houses, financing and pre-approval documents should be in place.

It may be scary to contemplate owning a property remotely, but the resources are accessible. In this competitive market, and with global health issues still very real, homebuyers can virtually purchase their next house by being prepared and following a few easy suggestions. Need help? Contact an agent today! Click the link

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