Virtual might not be the right word because virtual means that it’s not real and we are definitely buying and selling “real” estate here along the Gulf Coast of Florida. Real estate doesn’t stop regardless of what’s going on around us, especially when the housing market is doing so well. Rates are extremely low, sellers are getting top dollar for their homes, and buyers are finding that perfect property all online or digitally. So, I guess virtually really wouldn’t be the right word, more like digitally.
So, how can you use the digital age to benefit you when buying and selling real estate?
First off, you have better access to a licensed real estate agent. You can interview people, check out their bios, personal websites, statistics, and track records. Do you like the way they list property if you’re planning on selling? Do they have good reviews from buyers if you’re planning on buying? You can take the time without feeling pressured to go with this person or that person.
You can take the time to research and area and the home.
People buy from out of state all the time so buying a home site unseen is not that unusual. We help people from all over the country and the world find the right property and finalize the documents on without actually seeing it until they step through the home for the first time as their own. Granted, everybody wants to see the house if possible so we make it as safe and as easy as possible. We can offer virtual tours, safe social distancing when viewing the property, and do everything that we can to ensure you have a safe experience for you and your family as well as us and our agents.
There is improved data security.
In today’s day and age, we can transfer everything electronically in a safe and secure manner. Paper documents are traditional in real estate but agents are now going fully paperless adding data protection and privacy to every document they scan and send electronically. Buyers and sellers are signing electronically as well so it really eliminates the need for face-to-face contact.
Applications and lending can be easier.
Just like we can send all of the documents electronically, you can apply for a home loan, transfer W-2s, pay stubs, tax returns and any other documents safely and securely online. We have reputable and reliable lenders that are well-known for great communication and doing everything online if needed.
We can still buy and sell real estate right now and if you have been holding off, we would encourage you to check out all the great deals, bargains and beautiful coastal homes right now when rates are low and inventory is up!