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A Guide to Virtual Tours for Buyers

Couple Viewing a Virtual Tour TogetherWalking through a home is a critical part of the home buying process, regardless of whether it’s your first time purchasing a home or hundredth, or whether it’s your primary residence or your vacation home. Virtual tours have become increasingly popular this year and at Dolan Real Estate we want to make sure you have the information you need to ensure you are making the most of them! If you have any questions about virtual tours or if you have any questions about how the home buying process has changed, contact Dolan Real Estate today

Pay Attention to Detail

While you aren’t physically in the space, you should treat your virtual tour as if you were walking around. Make sure you are still paying attention to details such as the amount of natural light coming into the home, the overall flow of the home, the number of closets and storage space in the home, where the plugs and outlets are located in rooms, etc. Keeping an eye out for details on the outside of the home is also equally as important. If you know you are looking for something walkable note if there are sidewalks or how busy the street, are there any bodies of water you may want to make note of for flooding concerns, how close are the neighbors?

We suggest taking notes while viewing your virtual tour so you can refer to these in the future. Keep your wishlist in mind and note if there are any major wants or needs missing, or items you may not have thought about before that you are excited about in this home. Keeping detailed notes about what you do and do not like about a specific property can also help your real estate agent find the perfect home for you more easily. 

Get to Know the Area

Whether you are familiar with the area or are new to the area, it’s always a good idea to really get to know the neighborhood or regions you are interested in. When thinking about the Lake Sunapee area, are you looking for something more secluded or do you want to be closer to town? Our agents at Dolan Real Estate are local experts and are happy to answer any questions you have about our service area, but we also suggest looking at YouTube for video tours of the area or reading about the towns you are interested in. You can learn more about Sunapee here

Work with a Trusted Agent

Virtual tours make it easy to tour a number of homes - often more homes than you typically would if you were scheduling in-person walk-throughs or attending traditional open houses. Connecting with an agent is a great way to prevent getting overwhelmed with all of the options. You can learn more about our agents here at Dolan Real Estate by visiting Our Agents page or giving us a call and we’d be happy to match you with a qualified agent. We suggest sharing as much information about the type of property or home you are looking for with your agent, that way they can point you in the right direction and share with you virtual tours of homes that will fit your needs. 

Finding your perfect home in New Hampshire shouldn’t be harder because of the limitations of 2020. We would love to connect with you to help find the right property for you. If you aren’t quite ready to reach out to an agent, you can start your home search by clicking a link below to view homes with virtual tours in the Upper Valley and the Sunapee Area. 

Lake Sunapee Homes with Virtual Tours
Upper Valley Homes with Virtual Tours