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!