Top Moving Companies’ Tips on House Hunting While Social Distancing
Moving Companies Provide Advice for House Hunting While Still Social Distancing
This year has developed a different house hunting strategy from what we traditionally know. We know that moves cannot be stopped, but how are you supposed to continue house hunting when stay-at-home orders and social distancing is the new norm? It’s been a challenge that moving companies such as University Moving and Storage and realtors have come to accept. Here is our advice on how to navigate this new style of house hunting.
Strange circumstances call for creative answers. Here are some recommendations from moving companies—such as industry-leading University Moving and Storage—on how to search for your new home while social distancing.
- Google It - This has been a useful feature pre-pandemic, but it is becoming a crucial tool now. If you are looking at a potential home, search it on Google Earth to see what it and the surrounding areas look like. If it’s in your locality, go drive by. This will help you see what kind of a community the house is in, how far it is from the local schools, grocery stores, and more.
- Virtual Tours - In some states, real estate is not an essential business. To continue business, realtors are creating 3D tours of homes. Applications such as Zoom and Facetime allows your realtor to show you around the home as well.
- In-Home Tours - Touring a house in person might still be possible for some places. Contact the realtor to see what steps need to be taken and what safety precautions are being followed. Vacant homes have a higher chance of being seen in person.
- Price Changes - Being a difficult time, some owners are desperate to sell and might drop their prices to a great deal. Keep an eye out for these opportunities and try to prepare such as calling ahead to secure such a price.
During these times, it is still possible to view a home, but the traditional on-site viewing might not be an option. But, with these creative efforts, you still might be able to find your new home today and then, begin your search for moving companies next!
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