Approaching Viewing Homes In The Wake Of A Pandemic?
The pandemic has brought almost every aspect of our day-to-day life to a halt. People have stopped traveling, are following social distancing protocols, and many businesses are closed. However, this pandemic isn't going to last forever, and life will eventually return to its normal pace. At Manchester OKC, we believe that people still need to maintain caution because secondary infections will crop up. If you plan on leasing or buying a new home in Oklahoma, we recommend following the precautions listed below:
1. Try Virtual Tours
Virtual tours are already a favored medium. Many home listings include detailed virtual tours of every room, which means people can see what the property as to offer more realistically. Look for virtual tours of our homes. This is a great way to get a better idea about what the property looks like. You can make a note of features that interest you, list down aspects that aren't satisfactory or need to be investigated further.
2. 3D Home Staging
3D home staging is a great tool that allows prospective buyers to see what the home would look like with furniture and decorations in it. Many buyers want to invest in new home construction in Oklahoma, mainly because of the uncertain market and low prices. These properties are typically empty, so they don't give a very realistic idea of the dimensions. 3D staging provides a more full-fledged view so you know if your furnishings will fit in well with the property.
3. Livestream of The Tour
Many people think virtual tours and live streams are the same things, but they serve different purposes. A live-streamed house tour is a more direct way to look at a property. It is like you are personally walking through it and can focus on things that interest you. For example, you can ask the agent to direct the camera at particular sections of the property and ask questions directly. Many agents Livestream open house events to attract more buyers, and they will announce the dates and timings for these events on their website. You can also contact agents and arrange for a personal tour.
4. Observe Social Distancing
No one makes purchase decisions based on video tours and photographs in this industry. Every prospective homeowner will want to visit the property, explore the best neighborhood in Oklahoma, speak with neighbors, and then make a decision. It is a good idea to practice social distancing at this point, even after the pandemic is over. Don't shake hands, don't touch surfaces unless necessary, wear masks wherever possible, and sanitize your hands. It is also a good idea to maintain at least six feet of distance between you and other visitors.
If you want to find a great neighborhood in OKC, don’t hesitate to contact us at Manchester OKC at 405.409-8000. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions.