A few months ago, you were busily preparing for a move. But now, with the nation still in the grips of a pandemic, you’re wondering if you should move forward with buying a home.
Buyers will be pleased to know that home sales aren’t on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the process has changed. From Zoom meetings to virtual tours, these are the tools that are keeping home buyers and sellers safe during this time.
- Weigh the pros and cons of buying a new home versus a custom build.
- Real estate websites let house hunters browse for homes online.
- Familiarize yourself with dos and don’ts in the current real estate landscape.
- Virtual tours and digital lockboxes are changing how buyers shop for homes.
- Home staging is going virtual to show off a home’s best side.
- Check out some mortgage basics for home buyers.
- Online mortgage lenders make it possible to shop and apply for a mortgage online.
- Digital contractor platforms let buyers get estimates for necessary repairs.
- Real estate closings are turning to video conferences and e-signatures.
- States are increasingly embracing remote online notarizations.
- Buyers can screen moving companies online and get quotes via virtual walk-throughs.
- Working with an experienced agent is a must, so do your homework and find someone relatable and reputable.
- Contact The Jones Team today for all your home-buying needs.
Buying a house in a pandemic may look a little different, but it can be done. With digital tools on your side, you can shop for a home, make an informed offer, and close on your new house all from the safety of home. While it might not compare to the excitement of hitting open house after open house, these tools will help you get into a new home and stay healthy doing it.