Buying a home virtually is the new standard, thanks to the pandemic. Virtual and video tours replaced open houses, and buyers bought homes without viewing them in person. Here are two crucial tips to find your dream home virtually this year.
Tip #1 to Finding Your Dream Home Virtually: Be Open-Minded
Be realistic about your expectations for your future dream home and how it appears on a screen. A house might be photographed beautifully and make a great first impression, but it can be hard to gauge how ample the space is. Or the opposite might happen where the photos aren’t good quality, and the home looks better in person.
When looking for a home virtually, always be sure to do your research as well. Sometimes sellers don’t include all the details like taxes and upgrades in their listings. Both are important things to know before buying property! Researching the area around the home will also help you get a better sense of the house and the neighborhood, as well. A REALTOR® (like us!) can help you with this too.
Lastly, the market is still highly competitive, and while inventory is slowly increasing, it’s still drastically low. That’s why it’s essential to know before browsing homes what the fundamental necessities are for your dream home. What is negotiable and non-negotiable in your future home? When you know those characteristics, it makes buying a home virtually a lot faster and more efficient.
Tip #2: Hire A REALTOR®
When you hire the right REALTOR® (like us!), they make buying a home virtually a lot easier. A REALTOR® will be able to help you review the property by viewing the house on your behalf and doing a video call, and they’re able to help you research the area with their local resources and connections. Plus, REALTORS® are reliable information sources, making it more likely that you’ll end up with a home you love versus just viewing online listings by yourself. When you have a strong REALTOR® on your team, you’ll get your dream home in no time!
If you need help buying your dream home virtually, contact us! There’s never been a better time to buy a new space in amazing Austin, Texas, and Sage Wilson Property Group has the experience and tools to make your real estate goals a reality! The first step is to schedule a Buyer’s Consultation so that we may learn more about you and your wants and needs. Schedule a home buyer’s consultation by clicking here.