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Changes are great news for buyers and sellers

The past few months of Stage 4 restrictions have been a challenge for all of us, haven’t they? This has been particularly relevant for those Melburnians who have had a pressing need to move house, as that task became almost impossible due the restrictions on property inspections. So there was a huge sigh of relief today when the Premier announced that the restrictions on individual property inspections will be lifted immediately.

As most residents of the south-eastern suburbs would already know, the banning of individual property inspections put many Melbourne residents under enormous pressure over the past few months. This short-sighted rule forced all those home buyers who had already sold their property, along with the buyers who had already purchased another property and had to sell in order to fund their purchase, into incredibly stressful situations. Of course, there are a number of renters who faced similar issues as well. So today’s announcement will be a source of joy for many.

The important thing to remember about this newly revised ‘road map’ is that the traditional Spring property market will be distinctly abbreviated this year, so making the most of the available time becomes critical if you want to achieve your property goals in 2020.

If you are a home buyer, you might want to make a few phone calls this week to make appointment times to view any of the properties that have caught your eye as you scrolled through the various internet sites in recent weeks. Keep in mind that there will be lots of other highly motivated buyers with the same idea, so the sooner you lock in an appointment to inspect a property, the better off you’ll be.

For anyone planning on selling, I would urge you to start planning your sale right now. All of those suppliers that we rely on to get your property on the market, from photographers and video producers to copywriters, floorplan producers, board companies, conveyancers and more will all be flooded with countless home owners all wanting things ‘done yesterday’. The sooner we can lock in times on your behalf, the sooner your property will be seen by all those frustrated buyers.

With just nine weekends left before December arrives, there’s an opportunity for you to make the most of the pent-up demand that has been building over the past few months. So if you need any advice or would like to discuss your options, you can call one of the team at Barry Plant Cranbourne this week on 5990 9400.

Cheers,

Barry Plant Real Estate

Cranbourne & Frankston