Shopping for a Home from a Distance

Whether you are shopping for a home in another city, practicing physical distancing to prevent the spread of a pandemic, or looking at homes in your neighborhood, you have access to many tools to help you remotely.  

You can still view and shop for a home while maintaining physical distance and protecting yourself and others. This could be a great time to use the tools available to you online to view homes for sale across Colorado. Nearly 1,400 new listings were added to by real estate brokers last week.  

Remember, your REALTOR® is available to help. Plus, with a selection of online tools, you can thoroughly vet many homes without leaving your own. Here are a few tips to help you with your virtual house hunt.  

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words 

Scrolling through listing photos is one of the first instincts home shoppers have when looking at homes online. Take a moment to slow down and really look at the photos. Pay attention to how the rooms relate to each other. Some platforms, like the REcolorado Matrix Client Portal, even include photo captions when provided by the listing broker.  

Tip: If you don’t find one online, ask your real estate agent about a floor plan. They can reach out to the listing broker to get additional information.  

Virtual Tours and Videos 

If you can’t visit a home in person, look for ways to see it digitally! Virtual tours, recorded videos, and virtual open houses are a great way to see inside a home.  

Look for this icon on listings on to see available virtual tours. You can see even more through the REcolorado Matrix Client Portal.  

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Work with a REALTOR® 

What is the REcolorado Matrix Client Portal? When you work with a real estate agent, they can give you access to a wealth of information available through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), REcolorado. You can see more details about homes, plus your real estate agent can easily connect with the listing agent to answer your questions about a home for sale.  

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Selective Showings  

Even after thorough online vetting, you’ll probably want to see a home in person. When you have a short-list of homes you’d like to see, ask your REALTOR® to schedule private showings. Using a showing service, they can ensure that you will be the only people visiting the property at that time.  

Tip: Follow CDC guidelines – wash your hands, avoid touching your face, and keep an appropriate distance between other people.  

Looking for a Real Estate Broker?   

Find an experienced real estate agent near you on From their profile, you can see information about the areas they serve, browse previous and current listings, and contact them directly through the website.  

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