Welcome to The PNW Guide To Buying a Home in 2018
So, you want to buy a home huh?
Whether this is your first time buying or your last, we have completely innovated the way you buy a home in 2018.
Traditional house hunting looked a little something like this:
You start looking at homes online, you make a list of the houses you like, and you go drive by them. Then maybe you decide you don’t like the area, or the houses are too close together, or the house is next to a busy road or maybe it’s something else… Regardless, you just drove that way for no reason other than to waste time and gas.
So, you try again, though this time, you find a home you like in a fantastic neighborhood. So, you call the number on the for-sale sign and schedule an appointment to see the inside. Except once inside, you notice that the rooms are tiny and it’s kind of dark inside…not only that, but it doesn’t look as nice as it did in the pictures.
By now you’ve wasted more time and gas money, not to mention the hassle of trying to coordinate with your significant other and possibly dropping the kids off somewhere. Do that 2, 3, 4, or 5 times and you’ll be so fed up with buying a house, you’ll just decide to live where you’re at for the rest of your life!
Ok, maybe I was being a little dramatic right there. But it happens a lot more often than you’d think.
But not to worry! Like all doom and gloom driven stories, I, the author, just so happen to have a solution. And no, I’m not even going to make you pay for it.
The Solution? Virtual Reality House Hunting.
Here’s how it works:
- You hire us as your Realtor at ZERO COST to you, to help you find your next home.
- We’ll then mail you a free pair of Virtual Reality Goggles (FREE SHIPPING).
- We’ll send you a list of homes on a daily basis, based on what’s a good fit for you and your family. Then, you let us know what homes you’re interested in seeing.
- We’ll then drive to each house and take 360° video of the entire house both inside and out.
- Then, we’ll send you the links once they’re uploaded to the internet, at which point, you can watch the 360° videos on your smart phone, tablet, computer, or with your free VR goggles.
- Then, you let us know which homes are worth seeing in person. This way, if you don’t like a home, you only wasted 5 minutes watching a video and not an hour or two driving out to the property.
Now imagine if you could watch 10-15 videos of your favorite homes, but only had to go see the few you loved? How much time would that save you and your loved ones? Or better yet, imagine if you’re relocating to Washington from out of state and only get one or two trips to visit? It’s a great way to narrow down the homes you love!
Want to see a sample?
This is a typical video of what we will send you. Please note, this is not a slideshow of photos or your typical video that you might get from the listing agent. This is a full 360° video showing every nook and cranny of the home. We even take you out side to see what the neighborhood looks like. 360° video is the best way to see the home without being in the home. HD Photos and traditional video simply cannot give you an accurate depiction of what a home truly looks like.
And you know the best part? This service is entirely FREE! In fact, all our home buying services are free. Our buyer representation and negotiating services do not cost you a penny.
This is ground-breaking because there are only a handful of agents offering this service in the entire country.
Is this only for buyers who are moving to Bellingham and wish to buy Bellingham WA Real Estate?
Nope. It’s for anyone who wants to save time and money.
Do I need special equipment to watch the videos?
All you need is either a computer, tablet, or a smart phone. We’ll give you the VR goggles but they are not necessary – they’re just for fun!
Is this program for people who want to buy a house sight unseen?
Yes, it is possible. We highly recommend viewing the home you’re about to purchase in person before you buy. But, ultimately, that is your choice. This is more common for investors then home buyers, but still possible.
How can this be free? What’s the catch?
When a seller decides to sell their home, they pay their real estate agent. That real estate agent is required to pay the buyer’s agent (that’s me) a fee as well. So, we are compensated at closing by the seller’s agent once our client buys a home. We visit these homes on a regular basis with or without clients. So, going out to record 360 video isn’t that much extra work for us. Yet, it saves our clients a ton of time and money.
What is your service area?
At this time, we cover most of the northwest part of Washington. Our main service area is Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden, Blaine, Mt Baker, Burlington, Mt. Vernon and the surrounding areas. Though we are willing to work in areas such as Seattle etc. upon special request. Please call or email us to see if we service the area you’re looking to move too. We’d love to help.
Is anyone else offering this service?
I am the only Realtor in Washington using this technology for buyers. There are a handful of other agents nationwide who are also embracing this technology. If you need to move somewhere outside of Washington feel free to ask for a recommendation.
Are there any requirements for the buyers?
Just two. 1. In order for us to assist you, we will have you hire us by signing an exclusive right to represent you. You cannot work with another Realtor in Washington to look at houses. Again, hiring us is free to you with no hidden costs. 2. You also must be willing to get pre-approved for a mortgage (or provide proof of funds if paying cash for a house) and that’s it!
So, whether you’re looking to buy a home in Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden, or anywhere in northwest part of Washington, let us help make your life easier! The Washington real estate market is a healthy market, which means there are a lot of homes for sale. Do you REALLY want to drive all over the city to see them all? Why not let us bring the homes to you?
Enroll in our Virtual Reality real estate buyer’s program and receive a complimentary set of Virtual Reality goggles for viewing your home tours!