How to Sell Your Home During the Pandemic
The property market is experiencing a significant increase in activity following the pent up demand created by the lockdown due to a number of reasons including re-location from London, up and downsizing, as well as the more gloomier reasons of divorce, separation and probate.
Needless to say this post lockdown demand was further stimulated by the Government’s suspension of Stamp Duty until Spring 2021.
However, whilst many homeowners are keen to be part of this mini property boom, for many the prospect of unknown potential buyers entering their homes with the risk of virus contamination is a major concern, even though PPE is a key criteria to be shown any property.
Thankfully, innovative technology is now being harnessed to help resolve this. Hunters Estate Agent based in Tring and Leighton Buzzard has invested in Matterport, an impressive system that creates a full 360 interactive ‘walk through’ allowing potential buyers to really experience the property before deciding whether to view on site, therefore minimising the number of show rounds and reducing risk.
Caroline Murgatroyd of Hunters says: ‘This technology is proving to be really useful during the pandemic. We are able to showcase properties with this interactive virtual tour ensuring that we can manage visits to properties and reduce the risk of contamination. Our property owners are really happy with this new system and we have already seen some great results using the system. It allows us to market our clients homes with an extra level of reassurance during these unsettling times.’
Hunters Estate Agency has offices in Tring and Leighton Buzzard and is part of a nationwide network of over 220 branches throughout the UK. For more details call 01442 500252.