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Virtual Tools Every Homebuyer Should Be Using in 2020


The coronavirus outbreak has severely impacted our routine life and some of our plans. With the significant portion of the world locked down, people are facing many problems, and being unable to buy a new house is one among them. You can use several virtual tools to purchase a home, even during the pandemic.

Here are some virtual tools that homebuyers can use in 2020:

House-Hunting Apps

Digital technologies have simplified numerous aspects of our routine life, and they can also help to search for a house. You can find many reputed house-hunting applications on the internet. Explore different applications and use the best one that can help you check out the houses easily.

Virtual House Tour

If pictures of the property are not sufficient to make a decision, maybe a virtual house tour will work for you. This will allow you to explore your options from the comfort of your home. A video call does not only help you look at the house, but also helps you determine its condition, including interior, exterior, and features.

Texts, Calls, and Emails for Negotiations

When you have found the home you want to buy, you can use other digital means, including emails, texts, and video calls to wrap up the negotiations. This will help you maintain social distancing while also allowing you to finalize the deal.

Electronic Paperwork Finalization

The real estate industry has used electronic document signing regardless of any health emergency, and you should also use the same approach. However, do not conduct the process over email or texts. Instead, use services like DocuSign to make the deal official. BEWARE! Wire fraud is on the rise. Before sending any funds, verify the information by calling the originator of the email using previously known contact information.

These virtual tools not only help the homebuyers but also the real estate industry. Are you planning to buy a house? Contact the experts at Brighton Escrow today. Serving the Hermosa Beach area, we are ready to offer you the exceptional escrow service you need.