5 Ways Tech Can Simplify Homebuying

If you’re one of the many people still hoping to buy a home this spring, stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines don't have to dash your dreams. Thanks to technology, buying a home can be done (mostly) from the comfort of your couch.
Are you looking to purchase a new place? If you want — or need — to find a home sooner rather than later, here are five digital tools that can help you do it:
  • Social Media: Facebook and LinkedIn can be great tools for researching potential lenders and real estate attorneys. Use Instagram and Pinterest to help narrow down which design styles and amenities you like.
  • Video Chat: We can connect over video for home tours or virtual open houses. Don’t hesitate to set up a call if you want to get started or continue on your house hunt.
  • Electronic Signing: Use these tools so you can sign paperwork digitally and securely, with no in-person meetings required. You should talk to your lender about their options for e-signing closing forms too.
  • Online Applications: Most lenders offer online mortgage applications or even smartphone apps. They should provide you with a secure portal to upload your financial documents, too.
  • 3D and Interactive Tours: Many listings already featured 3D walk-throughs to make remote viewings even more manageable, and those that didn’t are likely getting updated now.
The homebuying process may look a little different than it did a few months ago, but with technology on your side, your dream home is still within reach. Get in touch if you need help buying property this season.

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Scotty has over 17 years of experience in the real estate business, Scotty has established a successful career as a broker in downtown Manhattan.


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