Today’s everyday reality is pretty different than it looked just a few weeks ago.
We’re all learning how to do a lot of things in new ways, from how we work remotely to how we engage with our friends and neighbors. Almost everything right now is shifting to a virtual format.
One of the big changes we’re adapting to is the revisions to the common real estate transaction, which all vary by state and locality. North Carolina is following many guidelines that can vary county to county.
Technology and eXp Realty however, is making it possible for many of us to continue on the quest for homeownership or selling a home, an essential need for all. eXp Realty is a virtual brokerage that was built for this!
Here’s a look at some of the elements of the process that are happening and what you may need to know about each one if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home sooner rather than later.
1. Virtual Consultations – Instead of heading into an office, you can meet with real estate and lending professionals through video chat. Whether it’s your first initial needs analysis as a buyer or your listing appointment as a seller, you can still get the process started remotely and create a plan together. Your trusted advisor is still on your side.
2. Home Searches & Virtual Showings – According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Internet is one of the three most popular information sources buyers use when searching for homes. NC Pro Realty Group can send you listing information and help you request a virtual showing when you’re ready to start looking. This means you can virtually walk through the homes on your wish list while keeping your family safe. As a seller, you can still have virtual open houses and virtual tours too, so as not to miss those buyers looking to find a home right now.
3. Document Signing – In North Carolina, your agent or loan officer can set up an account where you can upload all of the required documents and sign electronically right from your computer. We’ve been doing this for a long time.
4. Sending Money – Whether you need to pay for due diligence fees, earnest money, inspection and appraisal fees, there are options available. Depending on the transaction and local regulations, you may be able to pay by credit card, and most banks will also allow you to wire funds from your account. Sometimes you can send a check by mail, or even pay
5. Closing Process – Attorneys have developed many efficiencies while also adhering to NC State Laws. Check with us for details!