Gettin' Real: A Real Estate BlogGettin' Real: A Real Estate Blog

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Gettin' Real: A Real Estate Blog

Many people say they don't really feel like an adult until they buy their first home. It is a huge step. Rather than letting a landlord make all important repairs, you take on this responsibility yourself. You also get to build equity in the home over time, which can be a rather smart investment. At the same time, buying your first home can be a little intimidating. You may have questions about applying for a mortgage, setting a budget, and shopping efficiently. We hope to answer those questions with our helpful content. Your real estate agent is a good source of information, and so is this blog.


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Is A Virtual Tour Enough?

Renting a luxury apartment is different today than it was last year. With social distancing guidelines in place, many people wonder if a virtual tour is enough. Can it help renters spot the signs that they should choose or avoid a luxury apartment?

Here are a few things you should know about virtual tours and what you can do to make the right decision about an apartment.

Virtual Tours Can't Spot Every Issue

When you walk into an apartment, you get a strong sense of the home. You can smell out potential issues and you can spot concerns right away. When you rely on a virtual tour, you miss out on a lot of these things. You may still need a secondary visit after your virtual tour to scope out the details and look for things like strange smells and high humidity.

Virtual Tours Provide a Glimpse of the Home's Flow

When you view a virtual tour alongside a floorplan, you can actually get a good idea of the apartment's flow. Luxury apartments often offer many amenities and a sense of openness that create a natural flow of traffic for your home.

Virtual tours are actually great for helping you rule out specific homes if you have a floorplan or flow in mind. This is definitely something to ask a real estate pro about when you chat about properties.

Virtual Tours Can't Show the Building's Personality

The personality of your apartment building might matter a lot to you. Unfortunately, a video tour alone is often not enough to capture this. The good news? A real estate agent or broker can help you rule out and identify the types of buildings that work best for your needs. A virtual tour can help you rule out some options, but a person may be the key to locking down the perfect apartment.

The same applies to the neighborhood outside a luxury apartment. You can explore a neighborhood on Google Maps, but working with a person may be the key to finding the neighborhood or community that works for you.

Talk to a Real Estate Professional

A real estate professional can help you determine which luxury apartment is right for you. They can also help you through a virtual tour to ensure that you have the information you need to choose a rental that you love. Call a professional today to discuss your options for luxury apartments for rent.