Does COVID-19 have you feeling like you are sitting in the world’s longest timeout and can’t do your regular activities? That may be true in some cases but if buying Lake Tahoe real estate was on your goal list for 2020, good news, you can still make it happen. Real estate technology has advanced so much in the past few years. Being a second home resort market has required us to get creative while helping buyers from afar. Here are just a few of the main ways we help our buyers purchase homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe without leaving your home.
Get Pre Approved. This is the first step no matter what the circumstances are. A lender will gather all the necessary documentation that proves your income, credit history and assets. They will use this information to tell you how much you can afford to buy. Knowing what you are approved for is necessary when shopping for homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe. Not only does it allow you to search within the appropriate parameters, but it keeps you from wasting time or getting attached to a home that isn’t within your buying budget.
Find an agent. You may not be able to stop into Lake Tahoe real estate offices or interview in person at the moment, but you can call, text or email friends to ask for referrals and interview prospective agents over the phone. A Lake Tahoe Realtor ends up being someone you communicate with a LOT. You want to not only make sure they are experienced, trustworthy, knowledgeable and educated, but that they also communicate in the same ways you do. This person is your advocate and guide through an exciting investment, make sure you do your due diligence in picking the right person.
View Lake Tahoe real estate online. The search begins here anyway for a majority of buyers, so this part isn’t any different than usual. Be sure to take notes of addresses, property features, must haves and dislikes and report them to your Lake Tahoe Realtor. Once you find a property that matches your budget and needs, communicate with your chosen professional and ask for extra virtual tools if you can’t find it online. This could be a Matterport tour, virtual tour, walk through video or professional lifestyle video. You may not physically be able to enter homes for sale in Lake Tahoe at the moment, but you still have plenty of options.
Want to know more about Lake Tahoe real estate? Feel free to call our office. We’d love to help!