The purchase of real estate remotely may be necessary for you as part of a professional transfer project, facing the desire to acquire a second home or in order to make a rental investment. The search for a house or an apartment, whether it is done near or far from your place of residence, can be easily undertaken by internet.
However, when doing your research remotely, it pays to be methodical!
If you spot a property through an advertisement posted on the internet by an individual or a real estate agency, ask the advertiser to indicate a sufficiently precise geographical location to allow you to investigate the immediate environment of the property. You will be able to locate local quadwalls services such as schools, shops or public transport, but also check the mobile coverage of the area for example!
Is a virtual visit sufficient?
Before buying a house or an apartment it is strongly recommended to visit it. If the advertisements of goods for sale are very often accompanied by photographs, the virtual visits develop more and more.
This mode of visit can help you to preselect the goods which interest you but can hardly replace a visit on the spot.
How to get information beyond the ad?
Beyond photographs and filmed visits of the property that interests you, a certain amount of information essential to your purchase can be requested remotely. Requesting them upstream will allow you to limit the number of properties to visit and gain in efficiency.
You can thus request the real estate diagnostics of the property. These documents will inform you about the electrical installation, the presence of termites or the energy performance of the home. So many elements that can lead you to reconsider your desire to buy, and therefore to visit.
How to close the sale?
If it is difficult to do without a trip to visit the property, the signing of the compromise or the deed of sale can perfectly be done remotely.
To do this, you just need to give power of attorney to a third party. This power of attorney must be certified, that is to say that you must go to the town hall or to a notary to sign it.