In a year when we’re learning to do so much remotely, homebuying is no exception. From going to work to attending school, grocery shopping, and even seeing our doctors online, digital practices have changed the way we live.
This year, rather than delaying a home purchase, buyers – alongside their trusted real estate teams – turned to the Internet to do more than just a typical home search. In some cases, buyers purchased homes without even stepping foot inside!
It used to be rare for people to purchase homes sight unseen. Although it’s still not a huge number, we have definitely seen that number increase!
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, about 5% of buyers purchased a home sight unseen, that’s nearlyone in every 20 people who purchased a home this year!
We can help you pave the way
Today, many real estate agents and teams like ourselves are using technology to help facilitate and mimimic in person showings. While following the regulations set forth by the CDC and all local guidelines, this year, we quickly pivoted to empower buyers and sellers with FaceTime virtual tours, extensive home tour walkthroughs on instagram, high-quality photos, and 3D home tours. Those who had home buying and selling success in 2020 used trusted and knowledgable realtors to help navigate the hot market and in-person challenges put forth with COVID-19 pandemic.
At a time when health and safety are top priorities, current technology is making it possible for buyers and sellers to move their real estate plans forward at their own comfort levels, even through a worldwide pandemic. For many, this means buyers no longer have to physically tour every home they want to see, and sellers don’t need to open their doors over and over again throughout the process. Safety can come first, and trusted real estate teams like ourselves are here to help.
If you’re ready to make a move, you may not have to press pause on your plans this season. Reach out to us to determine the safe and effective options to buy or sell a home in your area or wherever you’re looking to move.