On the listing page for every home you'll see the option to "Visit Property" where you can request an appointment time. You will only be able to visit the property if your preapproval is above a level set by the seller, which is usually slightly below the listing price.
For example, say a seller lists their home for $200,000. They can specify that they only want buyers preapproved for $180,000 or more to visit their home.
We'll verify the time with the homeowner and get back to you as soon as possible. If that time is unavailable with homeowner, we'll suggest another time to you for a visit.
- THE VISIT -
With YELLOW, you're able to see guided tours of a home using the video function on your phone.
We’ll create a video portal between you and the seller, so the seller can communicate with you as they walk through your home.
For privacy reasons for both parties, the seller will not be able to see the buyer.
LIVE (IN-PERSON) SHOWING
Properties on YELLOW have a digital lockbox, where visitors enter a temporary code to get access to the door key. You will receive the code the day of your scheduled visit. For security reasons, we must have your ID before visiting any property.
Your visit will occur in one of two ways:
LIVE VIDEO TOUR WITH YELLOW
Sellers can request for YELLOW to provide a guided tour of their home. You will use the video function on your phone to connect with YELLOW as we walk you through the home.
YELLOW provides an info printout with all the details on the home, a way to contact the homeowner with questions, and resources on what to look for during your visit.
If you have any questions, you can send the homeowner a message directly from their YELLOW listing page.
DURING YOUR VISITHere’s what to pay attention to:
Here’s some resources on what to look for when you visit a home:
A worksheet if you’d like to make notes during your visit:
Does it have a homeowners association?
- RENOVATIONS -
While touring the home, did you see work you’d like done? Get an idea of the cost by using online resources.
Home Advisor can give you a ballpark idea of the cost:
You can find a contractor using online resources, too. We wouldn't take the ratings too seriously since they aren't transparent and can be skewed.
Tip: Consider taking a contractor with you to visit the house.
- FOLLOW UP -
After the initial visit to the property, don’t be in a rush to do anything (unless your housing market is really hot). If you are able to, take a day to think it over and even return in a few days for another visit.
In the meantime, drive through the neighborhood or area during the weekends and evenings. Is it busy? Is it noisy? Does it seem clean and safe? Are the children playing in the streets or being noisy? Checking out the neighborhood when most residents are home can help you determine whether the area is a good fit.
Taking a follow-up visit:
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