Posted on

Can I sell my property during COVID-19?

During an uncertain time, both buyers and sellers have many questions regarding the property market. For sellers, the key question is “Can I sell my property during COVID-19?” The short answer to this is yes. Our offices are back up and running as normal, meaning we are fully operational once again. This means customers are able to sell their properties, however there will be some changes to the usual processes.

Valuations

Valuations are being conducted face-to-face, meaning an agent will come to your property to produce a valuation. All of this will be done while adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines as set by the government. This means our agents will wear a face mask while in your home and ensure they are at least 1 metre apart from residents. Should you prefer to be away from the property while the valuation is done, then arrangements can be made for this. Additionally, valuations can be made online. However, for the most accurate value to be determined, we recommend a face-to-face appointment.

Viewings

Viewings will be conducted in a similar way, with agents socially distancing while wearing a face mask. Again, residents can decide to be away from the property should they prefer. Viewings may also be conducted via video. This will involve an agent walking around your property with a video camera to record a short video for the customer. Alternatively, this will be done via a video call, allowing the customer to ask questions about the property.

Offers

Should someone be interested in your property they are able to make an offer as usual. If this offer is agreed then the sale can be completed as usual. However, during this current time expect there to be some delays to the usual processes. Your agent will work with both the buyer and seller to agree a suitable timeline for the sale.

We hope this answers the question “Can I sell my property during COVID-19?” and provides you all the information you need. Our Newton Abbott office is open as usual so please feel free to come in and arrange a valuation for your property!

Posted on

How to sell your property during COVID-19?

While COVID-19 has undoubtedly had a huge impact on our lives, the impact on the property industry has been minimal in comparison to some markets. This means that property transactions can go ahead with only some slight changes to the usual processes. Here, we explain how to sell your property during to COVID-19.

Valuations during COVID-19

Valuations can be conducted in a very similar manner to before the COVID-19 crisis took place. A valuer will come to your property to assess and produce a valuation. The valuer will adhere to COVID-19 regulations as provided by the government. This therefore means our valuers will wear face-masks and socially distance themselves from any residents. Of course, if your preference would be to stay away from your property while the valuation is conducted, Chamberlains can work with you to make the necessary arrangements for this. While we can offer valuations over video call, we recommend a face-to-face valuation for the most accurate value of your property.

Viewings during COVID-19

Much like valuations, viewings can be conducted both online and face-to-face. Your negotiator will ensure a face-mask is worn by both themselves and those viewing the property. Your negotiator and those viewing will also socially distance from any residents. Similarly to valuations, residents can decide to be away from the property during the viewings. Alternatively, those viewing may decide they want to view remotely. In this case, a negotiator will schedule a video call with those viewing the property and show them the property via the video call, answering any questions as they walk around the property.

Receiving an offer during COVID-19

If someone would like to make an offer on your property they can do so as usual before the COVID-19 crisis hit. Once an offer is agreed upon the sale can be completed as usual. At this time, do expect some delays as some of the usual processes are taking slightly longer than usual. We will work with both your and the buyer in this case to provide a timeline that suits all parties.

We hope we have clearly explained how to sell your property during COVID-19. Our Bovey Tracey office is back open and fully functioning, so pop in to discuss a valuation on your property today!

Posted on

Is it possible to sell during COVID-19?

As restrictions surrounding COVID-19 have become tighter and are constantly changing, many have been left asking the question “Is it possible to sell during COVID-19?” It is indeed possible to sell during COVID-19, however, expect a few changes to the usual protocols. Certain regulations alter the way we conduct viewings, valuations and offers. So check out our short guide below for all the details.

Valuations

There are two ways valuations are being conducted at the moment. The first, is the traditional face-to-face method. During this time a valuer will come to your property wearing a face mask and ensure they socially distance. Other than this the valuation can take place as normal. Residents, should they prefer, can stay away from the property during this time. Secondly, you can choose to have your property valued remotely, over video call. This method will cause the accuracy of your valuing to suffer, therefore we recommend a face-to-face valuation.

Viewings

Similarly, viewings can be conducted in one of two ways. Those viewing the property can choose to visit the property in person, adhering to all guidelines during this time. Of course, residents can choose to be away from the property during the viewing. Secondly, the viewing may be conducted remotely. This will involve the negotiator dialling into a video call with those viewing the property and showing them around the property in this way.

Offers

Finally, offers can be made in the usual manner during this time. However, should there be an agreement on the offer, the sales process may take a little longer. In this case, the agent will work with both parties to organise a timeline that suits both parties. Unfortunately, some of the processes surrounding sales have slowed during COVID-19.

Despite a few changes selling your property during this time couldn’t be easier! Head down to our Teignmouth office to discuss next steps to sell your property!