Buying a house is an emotionally and financially significant event, even when we’re not in the middle of a global pandemic. If you’re in the market right now, you may be asking yourself whether the investment you’re making is sound (it is), or how you can ensure your health and safety during this unprecedented moment, and still buy your dream house.
As a tech-forward company, we’ve mastered the tools needed to orchestrate your pitch-perfect virtual home search. If you’re ready to buy, we’ll work our magic and find you a home you’ll never want to leave – even once shelter-in-place has been lifted. Here’s how.
1. Virtual Appointments
Although we would love to, if we can’t meet you in person, that doesn’t mean we can’t make our meeting personal. We will meet you wherever you want, and whether it’s Zoom, Facebook, FaceTime, or by phone, we will take the time to uncover your desires and goals and develop a customized plan to ensure you achieve them.
2. Virtual Home Tours
Once we know what you want, we will jump into action, scouring the MLS and reaching out to our network of top-producing colleagues to find properties that check the boxes on your wishlist. Between our 3D home tours, videos, incredible photos, and collaborative search tools, you’ll almost feel like you’re visiting the home yourself.
3. Socially Distanced In-Person Tours
We know not everyone is comfortable buying a property sight unseen. That’s why we’ve added rubber gloves to our white-glove service. Once you’ve found a property you’re serious about, we will arrange an in-person showing for you and up to one other person from your family. Before you arrive, we’ll have disinfected all surfaces, doorknobs, and keys. We’ll have sanitizer on-hand and be wearing a mask and gloves – we will even bring some for you if you need them. After you’ve had time to imagine life in your new home, we will answer your questions and address any concerns.
4. Virtual Documents
If you’re ready to make an offer, we’re ready to make it virtual. Whether you’re signing loan documents or sending earnest payments, there’s no need for you to come to the office. Our mobile-optimized app allows us to streamline workflows, and quickly collaborate on reviews and approvals. There’s no need for mountains of paperwork, and we’ll be happy to guide you through your transaction – one line at a time – if you’d like.
5. It’s Closing Time!
When it’s time to sign the final documents, we’ll send a certified notary to you. Our notaries mitigate the risk of contamination by meticulously following the latest safety guidelines from the CDC and our state officials. Once the paperwork is in order, we’ll hand you your keys, and you’ll be ready to call your new home, home!
We believe our Spring market is now going to happen mid June through September. Last week in Santa Clara County 344 new homes came on the market and in San Mateo County 137 new homes came on the market. We expect the inventory to continue to increase over the next few weeks. As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out if we can help you in any way.