With the effects of lockdown leaving many looking to move to The Gambia feeling dissatisfied and hampered with their house hunting, GamRealty prepared a guide and solutions for those thinking of buying a home during a lockdown:
Start your search online
If you’re dreaming of your perfect home, then chances are, you have already been browsing beautiful properties online. Gamrealty.com is a great place to start to get a better idea of available homes within your budget, in your desired area.
Once you’ve found a property you are interested in, contact us to produce a Virtual Tour. The benefit of this Tour is that you will be able to have a recorded walkthrough of the property that you can view from the comfort of your own home. The tour will be conducted by the agent and might talk you through the key features of the property. GamRealty also offers Drone Footage which give you a very detailed impression of the property and the surrounding area.
Technical Home Inspection
If you want to know the actual state of the construction, like foundation, walls and roof, electrical wiring and water supply or quality of present wood (check on termites) a Technical Inspection can be executed on your behalf. You will receive a full detailed report.
Once viewed, take this opportunity to ask the agent any questions you would usually ask during a physical viewing. For example, you may want to know what the area is like, accessibility to local schools, or simply if the property has had much interest. If the initial property did not tick all your boxes, why not ask if the agent has any other properties that you could be interested in.
Health & Safety
If you are based in an area where restrictions are beginning to ease, ask the agent to provide you with their COVID-19 Health and Saftey guidelines, to ensure the service you are receiving will not put your safety at risk. If you like the property and wish to have a physical viewing, check what the procedure is for safe physical viewing. Once you are happy that they will conduct this in line with Government guidance, you can take the process from there.