Did you know the YouTube is the #2 search engine next to Google? If you want to learn how to do something or want advice, YouTube probably has a video for that. From hair styles, makeup and fashion to cooking, DIY tips, and lawn maintenance, this site has it all.
You might be surprised on what YouTube has in store for homeowners and those of you who are looking to purchase a home. Videos can hold a few perks when it comes to using it during the home buying process.
Here are a few ways videos can help you purchase your home…
1. Choosing a professional
More agents, lenders, and title companies are choosing video to generate that first impression. Especially now that so many buyers and sellers are looking online first before contacting an agent. You can get to know the person you might want to work with before even picking up the phone to contact them. Pretty cool!
2. Looking at homes
Let’s face it, real estate agents are not always the best photographers. Video will allow you to see the space and layout of a home as if you were standing inside. Some floorplans and layouts can not be justified by photos or videos but at least you will get a better idea of the home with a video. Some agents hire professional photographers who can make a room look bigger than it really is or even brighter than it really is.
Many cities have videos that include highlights of the neighborhoods, area, things to do, parks, convenience, and more. Do a quick YouTube search to see what you can find, especially if you are relocating or if you are looking to find out more about the city you are in.
4. Tips and Advice
The savvy professionals are creating videos filled with tips for home buyers. These tips may include…
What is a Conventional Loan?
Are there any tax deductions for first time home buyers?
How to apply for a mortgage?
What is an appraisal?
What are closing costs?
Whatever questions you have, you can Google it or “YouTube it”. YouTube is for the visual learner, those who want to see what they need to do or see what they need to know.