Tuesday, June 15, 2021 / by Matt Davies
Find the right agent
If you'd like to purchase a home from another state , make sure you find a realtor who is a local expert. They are going to be your eyes and ears through this transaction and it's crucial you trust them. Take a moment to research the agent and make sure they have had prior transactions in the immediate area. Ideally, you'd want them to live in the area as well.
Take advantage of technology
Online listings with 3D virtual tours are extremely common since the pandemic. It's a simple and easy way for you to tour the home from the comfort of your couch. Once you narrow your search down using this tool, ask your realtor to tour the home with you using FaceTime. This way you can ask more technical questions and get a better feel for the layout of the home. Your agent should be happy to do this for you.
One of the most popular virtual tours using Matterport will allow you to measure spaces using their tool feature. This way you can be sure if your sectional will fit in the living room.
Order an appraisal and home inspection
Do not skip this step, especially when you cannot be there to tour the home yourself. Having another set of eyes and objective opinions on the value and the condition of the home is never more important.