As it happens, even a few local real estate agents were left confused following the announcement of a return to Stage 3 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, (but not the rest of regional Victoria). Quite a few of them were not sure about how these tighter rules would impact on people wanting to buy or rent in both the restricted and unrestricted areas, let alone travelling from one zone to another in the process.
I’m pleased to confirm that after checking with the State Government this week, the REIV received confirmation that a person living in a restricted area can attend a private inspection of a home in a non-restricted area, whilst a person from regional Victoria is also entitled to travel into the metropolitan area to attend a private inspection of a home.
Of course, as well we all now know, residents of the City of Hume, being within metropolitan Melbourne, cannot attend an open house or an on-site auction. They can, however, participate in an online auction, and it was worth noting that the Barry Plant group successfully sold 20 out of 20 online auctions this weekend, which is great news for anyone considering selling in the current market.
What’s more, despite all the challenges that the social distancing rules have raised, we have still been able to achieve some tremendous results throughout the network. In fact, over the past four months, the Barry Plant group has successfully helped more than 4300 families buy or sell a property, whilst almost 2800 rental properties have been successfully leased during the same period.
So if you are considering making a move in the next month or two, be sure to talk to the people who know exactly how to achieve a result despite the challenges, You can call us any time on 9330 1088.
We are always happy to help.
Nick Pugliese – Director
Barry Plant Real Estate