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A chance to make a real impact

I’ve had quite a few chats with homeowners across the City of Whittlesea recently, and there is no doubt that a lot of locals had plans that have been disrupted by the current lockdown restrictions.

One of the rules that has had a real impact on those who were planning on moving house is the restriction on physical inspections of property for sale or lease.

As we all now know, the release of the ‘road map’ last week resulted in many of these locals putting their plans on hold until physical property inspections are back on the table. If you’re one of them, you’ll be pleased to know that whilst the initial ‘road map’ said that buyers would be able to book individual inspections from October 26th, there have been a few whispers that it could be a bit earlier. At the moment all we can do is wait and see.

In the meantime, as we pointed out in LAST WEEK'S UPDATE, the Barry Plant group has continued to achieve some outstanding sales without physical inspections. But as we have mentioned before, the big opportunity for many Melbourne residents is that right now is the ideal time to get the presentation of their property ‘market-ready’.

The first step in addressing the presentation of your property is to look at the options that will make the biggest impact on your buyers, (as well as making sure you’re not wasting time and money on things that won’t make any difference at all). Our team at Barry Plant Thomastown takes a great deal of pride in assisting local homeowners to make the most of their presentation. This service allows us to make use of the insights we gain from working one-on-one with local buyers. So not only do we know what type of buyers your property will suit best, but which presentation elements will make the biggest difference to those buyers.

My suggestion for anyone thinking of selling is to have an obligation-free chat with one of our team before you start any major redecoration or maintenance tasks. Even with the current social isolation rules, we are still able to work with you remotely, allowing you to “show us through your property” via a video link using your phone or tablet. You’ll find that we are able to make recommendations on the spot, and probably suggest a few inexpensive ways to make your home more saleable.

Another tool that you may find helpful is our downloadable booklet which includes several suggestions on presenting your home for sale. You’ll even find a section on Feng Shui if you would like to learn more about this ancient eastern approach to making your home more appealing. If you’d like to read through this information you can download it by CLICKING HERE...

No matter whether you’d like to chat with one of our team about making the most of your presentation, or you’re interested in getting an updated Virtual Appraisal so you can make sure you’ve got your figures in order, you can call the office number on 9466 3233, or contact me directly on 0418 331 741. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Con Constantinou

Barry Plant Thomastown