And with 360-degree photography and video, buyers can now fully immerse themselves into a property without having to leave the comfort of their own home.
However, while lockdown has forced estate agents to take their viewings online, it is important buyers are wary of what to look out for during a virtual property tour.
Mortgage expert Pete Mugleston, managing director at onlinemortgageadvisor.co.uk, has put together some top tips when it comes to viewing a property online.
5. Getting an idea on the size of the property
Pete says: "Be sure to check the floor plan of the property before going through the virtual tour as this will include room dimensions and the layout before you see what a room actually looks like. Judging a room by camera can mean some rooms can appear larger, or even smaller, than you initially expected."
6. Get a feel for the surrounding area
Pete says: "Virtual viewings can help buyers to get a good idea of the property they’re interested in, but what about the surrounding area? Sometimes a brief Google search can help to paint the picture, but exploring the area by foot can reveal unexpected gems such as a nearby high street or park."