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Buying a House Sight Unseen: What to Know

It's hard to imagine buying a house without ever seeing it in person until after closing, but it's happening now more than ever.

For much of 2020, there have been travel restrictions in place so house hunting has largely gone virtual. If you wait to fly down to see a home in person, it may already be gone so buying sight unseen has become a common practice.

So how can you do it successfully and what are the risks? In this episode of Melanie Loves Tampa Bay, I'm sharing my best tips and advice.

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0:00 Intro

1:00 Buyers Who Know the Area

1:48 Buyers Who Don't Know the Area

2:07 Online Resources

3:18 Real Estate Agent

4:00 Virtual Home Tours

5:32 Neighbors, Friends, Family

6:28 Home Inspection

7:45 Prepare Your Expectations

8:39 Cost of Selling Quickly

8:55 Overlooked Offers

9:45 Make Your Offer Attractive

For all of you out there about to take the leap into buying a home sight unseen, best of luck to you! Use all of the available resources and ask a lot of questions.



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Melanie is a Tampa Bay area Realtor with Smith & Associates. She loves Tampa Bay area area, houses, and helping clients buy and sell real estate. She can be reached at 813-368-6084 or matkinson@smithandassociates.com

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