Laurel Larsen rode her bike all over Berkeley, California, when she first arrived so she could scope out the popular East Bay area as a place to live. She was living in Virginia at the time and was due to start an assistant professor position at the University of California at Berkeley.
- Buyers are buying homes sight-unseen in hot markets where they will miss out if they don't make an offer.
- Out-of-town homebuyers are relying on their agents to show them the good and bad sides of their potential homes.
- Listing agents should take remote buyers just as seriously as those closer to home.