Buyer Tours Property on FaceTime and Buys it

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Buyer Tours Property on FaceTime and Buys it


The husband has never in person seen the house he bought.  The wife started moving in yesterday.


It started when a nice gal walked into an open house and after realizing somewhat instantly that we got along really well, she decided to choose me as her Realtor.  


The wife called me and said she knows the property she and her husband want to buy and could I show it to her right away?  What?  Yeah.  I make the appointment, we head to the property and it's giddy love at first sight. 


The husband was working on the inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan (see the opening ceremonies here) and got a tour of the house and the 2+ acres on which it sits on FaceTime.  FaceTime!  He saw the drive down the road leading to the house on FaceTime.  It was a live virtual tour of sorts.  The offer was written, signed via DocuSign and accepted. 


The wife did everything locally and did a fantastic job.  The time difference would have impeded most people, but not these folks.  The husband was amazingly tolerant of being constantly awakened when something needed to be signed or a question had to be answered.  


The games have ended and the husband is on the way home to see his house for the first time in person.  The property on which it sits which has about 150 orange trees, avocado trees and various other awesomeness.  It's so exciting!


Check out the property here.

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Comments (7)

Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Jill - that is so great.  So glad the technology really helped with this one.

Jul 01, 2015 05:55 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Jill.  Pretty neat use of technology in the sale of 1845 Camino Rainbow in Fallbrook, CA.  Well done!

Jul 01, 2015 09:51 PM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Thanks Debbie Gartner and Gabe Sanders.

It was the husband and wife who employed the use of FaceTime and they did it so well.  The amount of trust between them to manage a transaction like this was pretty impressive.

Jul 02, 2015 01:39 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I have done the same thing when couples can't both be in town to view houses and a decision needs to be made.  Thank goodness for technology.

Jul 02, 2015 07:31 AM
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA  - How great is it when technology works for you!  Hope your buyers have many wonderful years in their new home!

Jul 02, 2015 09:01 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Wow, so many trees. It is nice when a client knows what she wants. I hope, he will love the house in person as well:)

Jul 05, 2015 03:56 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jill, I sold a home a few years ago where the husband was in town, did Facetime with the wife, and she saw it as they pulled up with the UHaul!   It all worked out. 

Jul 06, 2015 12:36 AM

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