It’s difficult being a homebuyer these days. Buying a house is already tricky, but add on a global pandemic that’s closing stores and locking down countries, you probably feel like it’s impossible to move forward with buying a home – let alone touring one.
Luckily, your house hunting doesn’t have to stop. With live video-chat tours, a Redfin Agent will take you on a live virtual tour of a home you want to see while giving you an in-person perspective. If you want to avoid the risk of being exposed to the current outbreak or you’re just planning on moving to another city, Redfin’s live video-chat tours provide the perfect way to see homes when you can’t get there in person.
It’s simple, convenient, and you can start touring homes immediately. Best of all, your homebuying journey can continue.
How do you schedule a live video-chat tour
You can schedule a live tour via video-chat instantly from Redfin.com or the Redfin app. Simply select “Tour via Video Chat” next to the home you’d like to see and choose the date and time that works best with your schedule. Once you’ve submitted your request, a Redfin Agent will reach out to confirm your live video-chat tour.
Want to know more? Check out our complete guide on how to take a live tour via video-chat with a Redfin Agent. (See what questions to ask when touring a house on video-chat).
You can even make an offer and close on a house virtually
Homebuyers who work with their Redfin Agent and use Redfin Mortgage and title service, where available, can make an offer and close on a home electronically without ever leaving their house. Known as eClosings, the entire (traditional) process for closing on a home has turned into a completely digital experience that’s now faster and more convenient for homebuyers.
If you’re interested in knowing more about eClosings, you can find more information on our blog.
See homes virtually another way with 3D walkthroughs
Along with live video-chat tours, prospective buyers can see the inside of any Redfin listed home with 3D walkthroughs. This virtual experience provides a high-resolution, interactive three-dimensional view from every angle inside a home. You can easily explore every room of a home for sale at any time and from anywhere that’s most convenient for you.
Are you selling your home before buying a new one?
If you’re thinking about selling your home, now might be a good time. Redfin’s Chief Economist, Daryl Fairweather, says “It’s still a seller’s market given the low [mortgage] rate and low inventory environment.” With the addition of Redfin’s live video-chat tour option, more interested homebuyers will be able to tour your home live via video-chat with their Redfin Agent. Meaning you can still get a lot of foot traffic, but with less actual feet walking through your front door.