Thursday, May 14, 2020

Home Buying from Home


With interest rates at an all-time low this is a great time to begin the process of a property search.  Many of the home buying steps can be done from the comfort of your own living room. As cited in today's Wall Street Journal buying remotely is becoming a new reality.  As our nation has been dealing with the threat of COVID- 19, Coldwell Banker has updated many of its protocols and thus I am able to virtually offer the following services to maintain client health, safety, and peace of mind.  

Search Preparation
Before beginning a search a buyer should determine his or her goals.  I like to chat to understand the where, what, when and how much they can afford.  For the financing piece I will refer them to a mortgage professional. 

Virtual Tours 
Once a price range, search parameters and geographic areas are determined I can set up an online search to see currently available listings. Coldwell Banker offers a platform called Exclusive Look to share internal listing before they become public.  In addition, I can set up an internal search request for listings that may be coming to market in the future.  Nowadays many sellers prefer selling privately foregoing the open market.  

I can preview listed homes offering virtual tours and gather information to prescreen properties prior to sharing with clients for  review.  In addition I can share live video tours and then send you a recording! 

Email Notes and Seller Disclosures 
Often, there are seller disclosures and notes associated with a listing that are not available to consumers. As I become aware I will share all pertinent information and email you details about your top listings. 

Private Showing 
With regard to social distancing, we can set up a private showing to ensure no other potential buyers are viewing the home at the same time. 

Once you make an offer we can guide you through the other steps including due diligence for the property using inspections and legal consult to close the deal and a move manager to help with the physical aspects of moving.  We are able to handle many steps along the way as virtually as possible.  

With interest rates at an all-time low, it is a great time to buy!  And with today's technology, much of the process can be done from your home. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Ready to learn more
To learn more please join me and my colleagues Ann Newberry (Move Manager) from Smooth Transitions of Massachusetts and Tom McLaughlin (Mortgage Broker) of Guarenteed Rate for a virtual information on The New Normal-Buying and Selling in Today’s Market presented next Wednesday May 20th at 5:00 pm.    Please email me at wendy.bornstein@nemoves.com for an invitation

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