Moving Home This Summer? Here's How to Find a New Home Remotely
1. Contact a realtor you can trust
First of all, you need to find a realtor you can trust. Look at their ratings, and find testimonials for anyone you’re considering working with – but beyond that, reach out directly and explain what you need, and ask them if they’re willing to help you with photos and video calls to help you see a place.
Schedule a time that works for you both to have a video call to get to know each other, then again to look around the property you’re thinking of moving to. Make a plan before the call so you can be sure to see everything you want to see – and you can discuss it with your realtor in real-time, as you tour the house and go through your options.
2. Be clear about what kind of home you wantIt’s always a good idea to let your realtor know exactly what you’re looking for. Are you single, in a couple, or a household with children? Do you have pets? What do you need to have close at hand?
Many managed communities provide amenities such as gyms, pools, play parks, and business centers right in the community – but if you want to be sure you’re looking for a place near a church or school you’d like, or within commutable distance of your place of work, your realtor can help you to get a sense of what it’s actually like, with videos, or photos, to add to any online research you do with Google StreetView or Images.