VIRTUAL inspections are helping to meet growing interest in buying real estate during Stage Three COVID-19 restrictions.
The team at Elders Leongatha is working from home – their own homes – while adapting to changing circumstances.
Real estate manager Don Olden said Elders was still able to conduct appraisals within Stage Three areas and lead one-on-one inspections for potential buyers who were not from Stage Four zones.
People living in Stage Four areas are not able to enter Stage Three to inspect properties, which means presentation in website photographs and the option of agent-led virtual tours are even more important.
“If interested parties want a more detailed inspection, we are able to carry out a virtual walkthrough, like a Zoom meeting where we can stream video directly to them,” Don said.
“We walk through, pointing out features and they can ask questions as we go. It usually takes about 15 minutes.”
Stage Three residents looking to buy within Stage Three areas can follow up virtual walk throughs with one-on-one inspections.
Don said although some property owners were not wanting to go to market just yet, they could work with Elders to be ready to list in spring, or with the easing of restrictions.
He also encouraged people interested in buying in South Gippsland to contact Elders to discuss their requirements.
“We can research properties to meet buyers’ demands and help facilitate off-market sales, both for residential rural and lifestyle properties.
“It’s a changing market, but Elders is here to serve vendors and purchasers,” he said.