It doesn’t matter where you are located or what type of property you’re searching for. We have a team of experienced agents prepared to assist you purchase a home in the Dominican Republic remotely.
You might have reasons to be taking a look at purchasing a home remotely. Maybe you have a last-minute job offer or have stumbled upon an investment opportunity. Or maybe it’s circumstances in which distancing is needed for public health and security.
Thankfully, purchasing a home remotely does not need to be complex. In fact, it can be rather simple given today’s technology like video conferencing and e-signatures. It’s simpler than ever to purchase a home in Dominican Republic remotely.
7 Steps to Purchase a Home in the Dominican Republic Remotely
Hire a Local Real Estate Agent
Your real estate agent is your best resource and support. It’s important that you work with an agent who understands the DR market inside and out. Additionally, you should hire an agent who can support you through the entire process, from finding the home through closing. RealtorDR works as a team so choosing one of our Agents means having the entire RealtorDR team work to find you exactly what you’re looking for.
Make a List of Your Needs and Wants
Knowing exactly what you want helps your RealtorDR agent assist you with finding the best property. Also, if you have any deal-breakers, be honest and upfront with your agent in the beginning to save time.
Searching for houses remotely is simple. Using our home search bar on our website, you can filter by property types, price range, and location. You can even search on other websites and send us examples of listings you like to help us refine what you want. Many listings now include things like virtual tours and walkthroughs which make you feel like you’re really there.
Attend a Virtual Open House
Many of our listings have 3D Virtual Tours and videos. If your desired property does not have 3D virtual tour, have your agent schedule a virtual showing. While you will not be able to go see it physically, your agent can take you along by means of video chat, offering you a chance to see the home up close and address any concerns.
Make An Offer
Once you’ve found the home you want to purchase, you’ll need to prepare the documentation. Making a purchase offer can be done through your agent and the process of changing or accepting the offer as well. This is why it’s important to hire an agent with fantastic communication skills to keep you in the loop throughout the entire process.
Just because you are purchasing a home remotely does not mean that you should skip over the due diligence phase. In fact, due diligence maybe even more important when you’re purchasing a property remotely.
Get a recommendation for a home inspector from your real estate agent, and have them participate in the inspection with you on video chat. As long as you have a certified inspector working on your behalf with your agent, you’ll minimize any surprises popping up after you’ve closed on your new home.
We partner with builders and home Inspectors and are happy to recommend their services whether or not you decide to hire one of our agents.
After post-inspection arrangements are finalized between you and the Seller, you’ll be just one step away from closing on your home. Amid the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, digital signatures are as legitimate as physical signatures. As such, any closing paperwork that you sign holds as much weight and authenticity as it would if you weren’t purchasing remotely.
The Bottom Line
Overall, when you go into it understanding what to anticipate, purchasing a home remotely does not have to be a frustrating process. With a RealtorDR Agent by your side, you’ll be able to do all of the actions required to purchase your home remotely.