Coronavirus Update – Buyers

May 6, 2020 6:49:51 PM

As the world changes, we adapt so that you can continue to purchase real estate.
At Harcourts, our core values drive everything we do and that means supporting our clients and the community throughout this challenging time. We have put together a series of frequently asked questions to help guide you through the buying process in the current situation.

Is it still possible to buy a property during the Coronavirus pandemic?

Yes, you can still buy properties during this period and if you are considering buying, we are very well prepared to assist you and match you with the right property. Our sales agents are continuing to be approached by homeowners who are looking to sell their property and are interested in finding active buyers are in their marketplace. If you are interested in a specific property, please reach out to our sales agent to discuss further.

Can I still view properties during lockdown?
No, you cannot view properties in person but you can view properties through virtual tours and photos. Please feel free to contact us should be interested in a particular property.

How can I view a property without physically attending a private viewing?
Our sales agents are highly trained on how to conduct virtual viewings, so you can still view a property without physically being there. Virtual tours allow buyers to be taken on a personal tour of the property of your choice at a pre-arranged time.

How can I find out about off market buying opportunities?
Sellers that aren’t currently on the market may still be interested in selling their property but without an extensive marketing campaign. It is a good idea to connect with your local Harcourts office or agent to discuss your buyer requirements. You can then be kept up to date of relevant properties that match your criteria.

How can I put an offer on a property without meeting the agent?
Harcourts have systems in place so that you and the buyers can sign a contract digitally. We offer an array of technology platforms that are a safe and secure way to enable transactions to commence, all of which can be used via desktop, mobile phone or tablet.


Topics: Buying, COVID-19, Virtual Tour, Online Auction, Virtual Inspection