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Buying a Property Sight Unseen During COVID-19

Has COVID-19 caused you to consider a move? To Hawaii perhaps? You might be surprised to learn that we are working with buyers who are buying property sight unseen. Buyers who want to escape the mainland for a more peaceful place. A more beautiful place. A place where the sky is blue, the mountains are green, and the ocean is imbued with every shade of blue.

Buying Real Estate in Hawaii During COVID-19

But, how are people buying with travel bans and quarantines in place? Simple. They are buying properties sight unseen. Normally, I do not recommend buying a property without seeing it up close and personal. There is no substitute for walking around a property and through its doors. There are sights, sounds, and smells that can’t be detected absent a physical inspection. Admittedly, it’s hard to get the lay of the land without driving through a neighborhood and seeing a property firsthand.

Confidently Buying Sight Unseen

But, during COVID, there are certain restrictions that make it hard for those of you on the mainland to come here to purchase property. Fortunately, there are ways to ensure that you are buying a property that meets your needs without ever seeing it. For example, virtual tours, live FaceTime tours, and professional home inspections go a long way to ensure that you know what you are buying. Reviewing disclosures and asking lots of questions helps, too. With 3-D tours, drone photography, and the tools available to us today, you will be surprised at how much you can learn about a property.

Though buying sight unseen isn’t for everyone, we are seeing more and more buyers do just that. We have mainland buyers purchasing homes and moving straight in upon arrival to Hawaii. Buyers that are content to quarantine for two weeks in their new Hawaii home. And why not? What better place to escape the madness that is COVID-19.

Looking to Make the Move to Hawaii?

Do you long to be somewhere different? Is Hawaii on your radar? Buying a home sight unseen is possible, and we can help you. The keys will be ready for you when you land. We’ll even have groceries and a bottle of wine (or two) delivered right to your door!

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Karolyn Godbey

October 3, 2020

On average, what is price of 4 bedroom, 3 bsyh jome on Maui, Kauai, or Hawaii?
Thsnk you.

Jakob Vaughan

October 9, 2020

Great blog!

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