By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter
Private self-guided tours of homes and apartments have been prevalent with social distancing and concerns about COVID-19 at the forefront.
Home builders and apartments complexes have been offering self-guided tours where properties can be viewed without an agent. Tenants and buyers can book and view properties without personally interacting with agents or property managers.
Those self-guided tours may be a lasting trend and offering to renters and prospective home buyers, according to new survey by RentCafe.
The survey of 3,500 Americans found 83 percent of them would use self-guided tours to look at apartments even with many complexes offering virtual tours.
RentCafe also found 63 percent of renters liked self-guided tours because they can look at units at their own pace. Fifty nine percent cited social distancing in their preference for private tours without agents.