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Still looking after locals despite Stage 4

Right now, all of us are still coming to terms with life in the middle of a Stage 4 lockdown. So we wanted to begin this week’s Update by assuring all of our clients, no matter whether you are a vendor, buyer, landlord or tenant, that our thoughts are with you and our team is still focused on supporting you through these challenging times.

It is already becoming clear that the next six weeks are probably going to feel like an eternity for some residents of the City of Casey. On the other hand, some people may well find that the current lock down is over before they know it. The thing to remember is that if we follow the rules, stick together and support each other, we can all look forward to returning to something close to ‘normal life’ in as short a time as possible.

Right now, many of the people we’re talking to are asking what the current restrictions will mean to the property market in the south-eastern corridor. Whilst there was a fair degree of uncertainty for a few days this week as everyone tried to clarify the details of the new rules, two things seem clear…

  1. All of our team will be working from home for the duration of Stage 4, and
  2. There will be no individual property inspections taking place in metropolitan Melbourne during this period.

Importantly, our team will still be available to support our clients throughout the lockdown, despite the restrictions. So, if you have a property settlement coming up, or you have a rental property that needs the rent collected and distributed, or needs urgent repairs, rest assured that we will still be taking care of it. In fact, late this week we received word from the State Government that we will still be able to attend the office to assist with property settlements or end-of-lease arrangements, including tasks like handing over the keys.

It is also worth keeping in mind that some sales activity will still be possible during the lockdown. For example, house and land packages, (where there is no physical property to inspect yet), can still be negotiated. Similarly, sales of vacant land are also likely to remain largely unaffected. Of course, if you inspected a property before the lock down and would like to make an offer, this is also permitted.

Another fact that some people have overlooked is that if you are planning on selling later this year, the next few weeks will be an ideal time to get your property ‘market-ready’. That way you can hit the ground running as soon as the restrictions are eased.

With this in mind, don’t hesitate to have a chat with one of our experienced team at Barry Plant Cranbourne about what you can do to enhance your sale result, (and what might be a waste of your time and money). You can still reach us on 5990 9400.

Best wishes,

Barry Plant Real Estate

Cranbourne & Frankston