The ongoing global health crisis has brought on a lot of changes here in Dallas, in America, and across the world. And if you’re thinking about buying or selling your home soon, you might be surprised to learn about the wealth of virtual real estate resources that are now available.
Here’s How Virtual Real Estate Has Changed Buying and Selling
Believe it or not, it’s now possible to buy or sell your home using only a smart phone, laptop, or tablet. Virtual real estate is now more popular than ever, and we could see some of these changes stick around after life returns to normal. Feeling out of the loop? Here’s what you need to know about virtual buying and selling in Dallas.
Virtual home buying is now easier than ever
Imagine being able to view, tour, and make an offer on the latest listings from the comfort of your couch. If you’d rather complete the entire home buying process from anywhere in the world, many agents (including us!) now have the tools you need to get started!
Unsurprisingly, the real estate industry didn’t shut down during the global pandemic, but in-person tours and open houses went digital almost right away. If you scroll through the MLS, most homes now feature virtual or 3D tours, which will allow you to “walk” through a home without stepping through the front door. Agents are even hosting virtual open houses via platforms like Zoom and Facebook Live to reach an even broader audience.
Buyers can also remotely close on their new homes, so there’s no need to sign pages upon pages of paperwork in person. Additionally, the state of Texas now allows online notarization, so all you have to do is come and pick up your keys when you’re done!
Virtual home selling provides convenience & peace of mind
Although Texas has almost fully reopened, many home sellers don’t feel comfortable welcoming strangers into their homes for showings. If you’d rather stick to virtual tours and limit the amount of people in your space, we have some virtual real estate resources to help you out.
There’s no handbook for selling a home during a pandemic, but from what we’ve learned so far, having an online presence is everything. So if you’re looking to list soon, it’s crucial to take advantage of all of the new technology that’s available. Chat with your agent about creating a fantastic virtual tour, or even a 3D tour. Your agent can also host virtual events or open houses to grab buyers’ attention.
If you want to offer buyers a more personalized experience, try allowing video tours. During a video tour, an agent comes into your home and shows the buyer around via video chatting platforms like FaceTime or Zoom, so they can ask questions and explore in real time. It’s like a happy medium between in-person showings and virtual tours!
Want to Learn More About Virtual Real Estate?
If you’re gearing up to buy or sell your home, we’d love to share our virtual resources with you! Just reach out to Glazer’s Realtors to learn more—we’re always available to chat about your real estate goals.