If you are buying South Lake Tahoe Real Estate, chances are you may be purchasing from out of the area. With this market being a resort market, we get buyers from out of the county, out of the state and even out of the country completely. This can make the process seem a little scary. Especially if you happen to be buying sight unseen. When you buy from afar, you don’t get the opportunity to tour South Lake Tahoe homes for sale, see the neighborhoods and their proximity to local amenities like shopping, dining, skiing, hiking and more. If you have hired the right South Lake Tahoe Realtor, the process really should be a breeze. We have helped so many people buy from afar and have several ways (thanks to technology) of making it seem as if you are right along with us on the tour. If you are still feeling wary of buying South Lake Tahoe real estate from out of the area, check out these tips.
Do your research. This should go without saying but in all honesty, while the internet has offered great advancements for the real estate industry, it can also leave out details that you may need to know. While your South Lake Tahoe Realtor should be providing you with ALL the info you need (and then some), you do need to be your own advocate and learn as much as possible so that you know the right questions to ask. Learn about the schools, which state offers the most bang for your buck, what neighborhoods best suit your lifestyle needs and budget, what businesses you need to have close by, the typical home styles on the market. These are just a few of the ways you can prepare yourself for the home search. You should also start earlier than later on your quest for info too.
Pick a FABULOUS South Lake Tahoe Realtor. You need to have someone who your trust a ton, who has your best interest at heart, who communicates in the same style you do, who knows the industry, who has a proven track record and who won’t show you South Lake Tahoe homes for sale that are out of your budget and not what you are looking for. Pinnacle Real Estate Group of Lake Tahoe is a Leading Real Estate Companies of The World affiliate. This is the largest referral network around the GLOBE. Yes, globe! We specialize in helping out of area buyers find their dream home here at the lake. While credentials and experience are a must, so is using a relocation specialist. We are well versed in the nuances of out of area real estate transactions.
Ask ALLLLLL the questions. Even if you think it sounds stupid. If something doesn’t add up or you are starting to get confused, feel free to clarify. Trust us when we tell you that your Realtor in South Lake Tahoe wants you to feel confident about the purchase you are making. It is our job to make sure you know exactly what you are getting and understand everything that you are signing.
Try to make it to the inspection if you can. If you can’t, your Realtor in South Lake Tahoe can facetime or skype the process which will allow you to ask the inspector any questions. If you can make it, it is not only great to find out all the details of the home, but you can learn about home maintenance in the mountains.
If you can’t make it to the closing, it isn’t a huge deal. Remote closings are becoming more common thanks to technology. Just make sure your South Lake Tahoe Realtor has good connections with the local title companies and they choose someone who has a national network so you can pop into a branch and sign papers OR they know how to make the close of escrow from out of the area an easy process.
For more information on buying South Lake Tahoe real estate, feel free to give our office a call.