Firstly, we now have an outline of the path ahead as Melbourne tries to emerge from a very confusing and stressful six months. But secondly, it seems that any return to a property market in the south-eastern suburbs that is even close to ‘normal’ may still be a while away, particularly if you’re keen to participate in activities like physical property inspections, (let alone open houses), and the weekly entertainment provided by public auctions.
Based on this scenario, it seems that computer screens and digital technology are going to continue to play a key role in the process, in the early part of the Spring market at least. However, if you think that this means almost no activity in the local property market, think again.
Here’s some interesting facts:
- During August, when Stage 4 restrictions were very firmly in place, our team at Barry Plant Cranbourne was still able to successfully negotiate property sales for our vendors.
- In fact, in the past two weeks alone, the Barry Plant group has sold 185 properties. That’s a total of 370 Victorians who have been able to achieve their goals with our assistance, despite the social isolation regulations.
- During the same two weeks, our group assisted close to 500 families to complete their scheduled property settlements, despite our office doors being temporarily closed.
- Most importantly, during the past two weeks our network has completed 728 detailed Virtual Appraisals for property owners, enabling them to plan their next move with confidence and clarity!
In our opinion, the number of virtual property appraisals is a very positive sign, as it means that we should see more new listings hitting the market in a variety of price ranges in the coming weeks…that’s great news for buyers in the City of Casey.
The important thing to keep in mind is that, with some lockdown restrictions likely to be around for some time to come, many of these vendors may decide to consider an off-market sales campaign rather than promoting their properties across all of the real estate portals. If you take the time to register all of your details and your ‘wish list’ of property features with one of our team, it could help you to avoid missing out when your dream home does become available.
Of course, if you are considering making a move and would like to take advantage of our virtual property appraisal service, don’t hesitate to contact us at Barry Plant Cranbourne on 5990 9400.
Barry Plant Real Estate
Cranbourne & Frankston