VIC on Track for COVID-19 Reopening Roadmap

Daniel Andrews recently announced that at 11:59 pm on Sunday 27th September 2020, Metro Melbourne will move to the Second Step of Victoria’s COVID-19 reopening roadmap.

This is excellent news for Victorians because it allows the Melbourne real estate market to resume activity. Property inspections can occur once again in a private 1:1 setting.

Meanwhile, regional Victoria is one step ahead of their metro counterpart. Inspections of up to 10 people have been permitted to take place by private appointment only, provided COVID-19 health and safety measures are observed at all times.

Metro Melbourne - Second Step

Property inspections can now resume in a private 1:1 setting while observing the following guidelines:

  • No more than one vendor and one buyer/tenant can attend the property (1:1). The exception to this is the buyer/tenant's dependents and/or partner
  • Private inspections are limited to a maximum of 15 minutes
  • Residents who are living at the property must not be present, with the exception of one vendor
  • The 5km rule does not apply for buyers/tenants when inspecting property. However, the 2-hour out of home rule applies, and travel into regional Victoria is not permitted
  • Open for Inspection times must not be advertised online, they must be booked by appointment only

Advertising Your Property During COVID-19

Technology such as FaceTime, WhatsApp and Facebook are great tools you can use to host virtual open for inspections. You may also wish to use the following tools to ascertain a strong presence in the market.

Virtual Walkthrough Pack - $799

Using a combination of digital tools, the Virtual Walkthrough Pack empowers you to give buyers an immersive view of your property 100% online. For just $799, you’ll receive:

3D Virtual Walkthrough

The latest 3D camera technology allows buyers to explore a realistic virtual walk through of your property

10x Premium Professional Photos

High quality photography using carefully combined exposures create state-of-the-art digital images

Floor plan

Floor plans give your buyers a birds-eye view of the layout and dimensions of your property

Professional Slideshow Video

Compliment your media ensemble using a professional slideshow to present your high-quality photos to buyers

3D Virtual Walkthrough     (Source: ABC Photosigns)
Simple Click-to-View Navigation     (Source: ABC Photosigns)

Digital Inspections by

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. The Digital Inspection will appear under the ‘Inspections’ section of your listing.

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.

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.

Your property is listed until SOLD

Control who comes into your space

Postpone your listing at any time, no questions asked

When selling privately, 100% of your sale price is yours to keep

Learn More About Selling Privately

Find out more about the process of selling privately by booking a callback from our Private Property Specialists. They are best placed to answer all your questions and provide any further information you may require. 

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