When you can't see the property "live", what do you do?
This is an interesting story of how I helped clients buy a Chicago condo "sight unseen"! My buyers lived out of state, and were interested in purchasing an in town condo in Chicago. After meeting them briefly one Sunday afternoon, and keeping in touch, my client called me and said she had found a condo online that she really liked and asked me if I could tell her anything about it.
Having personally seen the unit a few days earlier, I conveyed how stunning the renovation was, and that I thought she would love it. I also was familiar with the building amenities and knew the building was well managed and financially sound. Plus, I knew she would love the Streeterville neighborhood and the view of the Lake from the high floor of the condo.
Since she was not going to be in town for another month, and could not come up to see the unit in person, I recommended doing a virtual showing through iphone's Facetime technology. She was able to see each of the rooms, the view of the Lake from the windows, and the building amenities. It was a successful showing, my client and her husband made an offer and bought the condo!!!
They love the condo, the building and the neighborhood and very happy with their purchase!