To some people it sounds crazy, but for many others who have moved across the country or move frequently (like a military family) it is commonplace. But now that the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the home buying process on it's head, you may be looking at making this decision yourself.

Here are 3 tips for buying a home you haven't visited in person

1) Start with the right agent. The real estate agent will be your eyes and ears, and in most cases can still go and tour a home for you. With Zoom, FaceTime or other equivalent, your agent may be able to take you through the home with a live tour. If not, they can take lots of pictures and video, and know what to look for to help you make an informed decision on if you want to make an offer.

2) Consider asking the seller for a home warranty that covers most large appliances, plumping, electrical, HVAC and any other large home systems for peace of mind. Your agent can advise you on how to do this.

3) Get a home inspection. Ask your agent to suggest a qualified home inspector, preferably one that deals with sight unseen sales. Ask for pictures and/or video as well as the written report.

I can still help you buy a home, even sight unseen. Contact me today for more information on why now is such a great time to buy and how I can help!