Tips For Long Distance House Hunting
If you are relocating to Colorado Springs for a job or for family reasons, you may be wondering how you should go about the house buying process. Buying a home where you are currently located, or even in the same state can already be stressful and overwhelming. The Platinum Group, Realtors understands this and we want to help make the home buying process as easy and stress-free as possible. Not only do we have a relocation expert on staff, but the best real estate agents in Colorado Springs has put together a list of helpful tips to help make long distance house hunting a little bit easier.
Overcome Any Jitters
First and foremost, one of the most important things to do is to overcome and deal with any jitters you may have about searching for a home hundreds or even thousand miles away. It may seem overwhelming and near impossible, but with the best real estate agents in Colorado Springs on your side, it’s never been easier to find a house remotely.
When it comes to buying remotely, the buyer does have a few options. Buying a house sight unseen may not be for everyone. If that’s the case, then you could add a clause into the contract that the sale is contingent on the buyer seeing the house in person. This will also give you time to visit the house before the move and decide whether or not it’s the house for you and your family.
Another great option is opting for a rent to own. This allows you to rent the house for a few months before going through with the actual purchase. Usually, a deposit is required and if the buyer decides not to buy the house at the end of the term, then the deposit is forfeited. This option can be great for buyers are who are nervous because it gives them time to move in, get started at their job, and figure out their routine before taking the plunge into homeownership.
Do Your Research
When it comes to looking for a home remotely, the internet and your Colorado Springs real estate agent will be your best friend. While you may know everything about your current neighborhood and area, you probably know little to nothing about the neighborhood you will be moving too. Nothing will compare to actually visiting the area in person, you can still search things like crime rates, schools, and what the traffic and your commute will be like.
When you are long distance house hunting, you want to make sure that you and your real estate agent are on the same page. They are going to be your boots on the ground in the area that you will be moving too. The Platinum Group, Realtors is a dedicated and hard-working team. All of our members are full-time agents who are well established, experienced, and passionate about serving you and your family with excellence.
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Know What You Are Looking For
Whenever you are house hunting, whether it’s long distance or just down the road, it’s always a great idea to have a list of what you are looking for in a house. Whether it’s a certain number of bedrooms, a certain design style, or upgraded features, having an idea of what you are looking for is even more helpful when house hunting remotely.
Also knowing what type of neighborhood you want will allow your Colorado Springs real estate agent to narrow the search down to certain areas. It’s also helpful to have a list of non-negotiables, things you won’t compromise on.
Knowing exactly what you want can help your agent narrow the search down to a few houses. When the market is hot you usually have to make a decision fairly quickly on a house. If you find a house you love, don’t wait to submit an offer. The agent can video chat with you and walk you through the house. Getting on a plane to visit the house in person could take a significant amount of time and may make you miss out on the house.
Travel and Budget Plans
This can be the trickiest part of house hunting. It’s best to start looking at houses and neighborhoods online, enlist the help of the best real estate agents in Colorado Springs, and then once you and your agent have narrowed the search down to a few houses, set up a weekend to travel and view the homes in person.
While this would be the ideal scenario for everyone, it may not always work out this way. If the house is popular you may have to make a decision quick and decide to put an offer on it without seeing it in person. If homes do sell before you are able to visit, your real estate agent can set up other showings and find other options that fit your criteria. The real estate market is ever changing.
The Platinum Group, Realtors Are Your Relocation Experts
Buying a house remotely shouldn’t be a negative experience. In fact, moving to a new place can be both fun and exciting. At The Platinum Group, Realtors we understand that moving to a new city can be stressful and overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. The best real estate agents in Colorado Springs are ready to help you find your dream house.
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