Even though some things have changed in the home search and moving experience, real estate agents and home buyers are finding their way around those changes. Remote home tours and virtual sales have become a new normal for home buyers, at least during the COVID-19 pandemic. When you are planning to move to Nashville, there are some considerations you’ll need to keep in mind. However, you can move in confidence knowing that a significant number of home buyers are still moving to Nashville.
The in-person home tour has been replaced, in many cases, by a virtual tour. Real estate agents are offering remote video tours, either in real-time through apps like Zoom or FaceTime, or as recorded videos on their websites. If the home is unoccupied, real estate agents and potential home buyers may still be able to view the home in person, using all the appropriate precautions such as wearing masks and maintaining social distances.
Home buyers from out of state and even those who live locally are still able to see the home inside and out, virtually and safely. Many of those from out of state are even buying their homes without physically being able to walk through it. Nashville’s local newspaper recently reported on such a home buyer who purchased a cottage after seeing it listed online and touring it virtually. The buyer’s realtor contacted her via FaceTime and walked through the home to show the buyer her new home. She purchased the home and moved in successfully, without ever having seen it in person.
Once you find your new Nashville home, completing the closing process may take a bit longer during COVID-19. Home inspections, appraisals, and walk-throughs are a little more complicated in a time of social distancing. Paperwork may have to be done online, as the physical real estate offices may be closed. Other options include having the parties alternate participating in the closing in-person, with people sitting in separate rooms, or even completing the closing outside where it is a bit safer.
Moving During COVID-19
Some areas of the country are still under orders to stay at home, while others have loosened restrictions significantly. During the COVID-19 pandemic, however, it is wise to continue to take appropriate precautions when searching for and moving to a new home. Face masks and hand sanitizers are still essential for staying safe, as are maintaining social distances when in public.
When you are ready to move to Nashville, a professional mover will ensure that all safety precautions are in place to keep everyone safe and healthy. While you can do just about everything else virtually during the coronavirus outbreak, you will still need experienced and capable movers when it’s time to move your furniture and other treasured possessions to your new home.
Nashville Population Growth
In 2020, the population of the Nashville metro area has risen to 1,249,000, which is a 2.04% increase from 2019. The growth rate is expected to continue, as between 80 and 100 home buyers are still moving to Nashville every day. Even though COVID-19 may have brought on some new challenges, the attraction of moving to Nashville is still strong.
Why Move to Nashville?
The Nashville and central Tennessee area is attractive for many reasons. Located in the middle of Tennessee, the area is a natural beauty and offers many activities for residents and visitors of all ages. In addition, home buyers are still moving to Nashville for the thriving business environment.
Tennessee ranked seventh in the country for business, according to Forbes magazine, which published its annual “Best States for Business” issue in December 2019. The Nashville metro area is known for its healthcare industry, higher education, and, of course, its music industry. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce reports that the Nashville region is defined by a diverse economy, low costs of living and doing business, a creative culture, and a well-educated population.
Ready to Plan Your Move to Nashville?
Have you found your new Nashville home? The professional and experienced movers at Fox Moving and Storage Nashville are ready to help you with your move to Nashville. We are prepared to take every precaution necessary to maintain your safety and well-being throughout the process. Contact us for more information about your move. Call Fox Moving & Storage Nashville at 615-965-5640 to learn more about our services and to get a free quote.