The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live our everyday lives. For example, schools around the world have gone online, businesses are encouraging employees to work from home offices, and if you had travel plans for the season, you might have to wait until it’s safe to travel again.
But what if you had been looking to buy a new house before the world as we knew it changed, and what should you do in light of the virus? Well, the answers aren’t clear-cut.
But while the process of buying a house has changed drastically over just a couple of weeks, we’ve compiled three evergreen tips to help you navigate the situation while keeping safe and still making a smart purchase.
If Possible, Start The Process Early
Every business, including the real estate industry has been affected by the pandemic. Agents, for one, are overwhelmed with applications because the home buying process is taking a lot longer. This isn’t surprising, since the pandemic has left us looking for alternatives to inspecting and looking up properties in person.
While we can’t promise a quick process due to prevailing circumstances, the sooner you start, the less time you’ll have to wait.
Take Advantage Of Virtual Video House Tours
To prevent the virus from spreading, many companies have canceled house tours and inspections. But we also know that pictures of properties can be misleading and aren’t a reliable enough metric to base a decision on—especially when it comes to a huge investment like property.
The good news is that you don’t have to rely on pictures entirely. You can opt for digital videos or virtual tours of houses to make sure you’re satisfied with a property. We recommend talking to your agent to see if this kind of tour is possible.
Find A Broker That Takes the Pandemic Seriously
Finally, it’s important to find a broker that takes the situation seriously; someone who will give you the best advice with regard to navigating buying a house during current conditions.
If you’re from North Carolina and are looking for a real estate agent in Fayetteville, get in touch with Phillip Fehler of Fathom Realty! As an expert realty service in Fayetteville and Fort Bragg, his representatives will be able to provide you with honest advice that will help you make a profitable decision. Call (910) 381-1341 to get in touch with them.