Victoria declares "State of Disaster"
On Sunday 2nd August 2020, Daniel Andrews declared a “State of Disaster” in Victoria. Stage Four lockdown restrictions were promptly imposed on Metro Melbourne effective 2nd August 2020. Furthermore, Stage Three lockdown measures were reinstated for the rest of Victoria effective 6th August 2020. Both lockdowns will be in place for the next six weeks.
Although members of the Victorian real estate industry are pushing to have these rules amended, here are the implications of Stage 3 and 4 lockdowns for Victorian property owners.
Stage 3 Lockdown: Regional Victoria
Much like Australia’s first lockdown, all auctions and group open for inspections must shift online. However, 1:1 inspections (i.e. the vendor and one household) are permitted to continue, provided COVID-safe precautions are observed at all times.
Stage 4 Lockdown: Metro Melbourne
You can still sell your house. However, all sale processes, including auctions and open for inspections, must be done 100% online during Stage 4 restrictions. Therefore, 1:1 private inspections must be suspended for the next six weeks.
How to Market Your Property in this Environment
Technology such as FaceTime, WhatsApp and Facebook are great tools you can use to host live open for inspections. You may also wish to use the following tools to maintain a strong presence in the market.
Digital Inspections by Realestate.com.au
Digital inspections are a simple way to take buyers and renters on a digital tour of your property. The best part? It’s FREE. Simply film yourself walking through the property while highlighting the key features of your property. You don’t need a professional camera crew to make this work, your smartphone is capable of producing videos of excellent quality.
As the home-owner, you are best placed to describe your home to prospective buyers and renters, giving them the confidence they need to book a face-to-face inspection by appointment.
Virtual Walkthrough Pack - $799
Using a combination of digital tools, the Virtual Walkthrough Pack empowers you to give buyers a 100% online comprehensive view of your property. For just $799, you’ll receive:
3D Virtual Walkthrough (Source: ABC Photosigns)
Simple Click-to-View Navigation (Source: ABC Photosigns)
The Benefits of Selling Privately in Times of Uncertainty
As COVID-19 continues to impact the real estate industry, the private sale method works in your favour to mitigate your risks during these uncertain times. If you need to sell your home, selling privately gives you ultimate control and flexibility over your sale process.
Learn More About Selling Privately
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