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'Delayed Spring' off to a flying start

Real estate & property news
03 October 2020
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If you’ve been following our posts during the depth of the lockdown, it will probably come as no surprise to you that last week’s announcement regarding the earlier easing of Covid-19 restrictions generated a huge surge in activity in the property market in the City of Hume this week.

The phones began ringing last Sunday afternoon with buyers wanting to lock in property inspection times from Monday morning onwards, and our team really hasn’t stopped running since. In fact, we have co-ordinated more than 100 one-on-one physical inspections of properties for sale so far this week, and I know there are more taking place as I write this Update, so the outlook for anyone considering selling this Spring is extremely positive indeed!

In fact, our sales team have been able to successfully negotiate multiple sales during the week in areas like Greenvale and Mickleham, which reflects the pent-up buyer demand we have been reporting over the past few months.

It’s not just the sellers who should be smiling though. I can report that have already had seven new listings photographed during the week, so you should begin to see some of these hitting the internet during the coming week, and there are some terrific properties among them. So, plenty of reasons for buyers to be smiling as well.

Remember, if you are making an appointment to inspect a property, whether as a buyer or a tenant, there are some important rules that you need to be aware of to keep everyone safe. These include:

  • Anyone living in the property is required to leave during the inspection, and only for one of the permitted reasons, (e.g. exercise, shopping for essentials, etc).
  • Inspections are limited to one agent and one buyer at a time and must be completed within 15 minutes. The buyer may only be accompanied by a partner that they live with and children under the age of 18.
  • The agent must keep a record of everyone who attends the inspection, along with their contact details.
  • Hand sanitiser must be used prior to entering, face masks must be worn, and you must ask the agent to open any doors or cupboards within the property.
  • The agent will disinfect any surfaces that they have touched at the end of the inspection.

So if you are keen to explore your options, I would encourage you to contact our team as soon as possible be sure to give one of the team at Barry Plant Gladstone Park a call this week on 9330 1088, or you can reach me directly on 0418 889 678.


Nick Pugliese – Director

Barry Plant Real Estate

Gladstone Park

Real estate & property news
03 October 2020
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