How to conduct property viewings safely in lockdown
Since the first lockdown last March, the housing market has managed to successfully adapt to the changes being made and evolve to offer homeowners safer ways to buy or sell.
From face coverings to dealing with the possibility of cancellations, viewings during the pandemic will present many new challenges, but we’re here to help you navigate each and every step, meaning that we can ultimately safeguard the wellbeing and health of all involved parties.
View virtually, where possible
The safest way to view any property during the pandemic is to do so from the comfort of your own home.
Many agents have turned to the latest technology during these uncertain times, allowing their listings to be viewed at every angle, so it is worth exploring your options online to narrow down your search.
By using virtual video tours or FaceTime sessions, prospective buyers can see a 360-degree shot of every room before deciding whether they’re interested in proceeding with an in-person viewing or not.
Be flexible where you can
In these testing times, there are many things that can throw a spanner in the works.
As a result of this, it’s worth preparing for any cancellations that could occur due to rising infection rates.
It’s also worth noting that if you have symptoms of COVID-19, you must postpone a viewing and self-isolate in accordance with the government guidelines.
Adhere to safety practices
So that we may continue meeting your property needs, it’s essential that everyone takes responsibility in ensuring that the latest guidelines are followed to minimise risk and spread. Some of these include:
– Having no more than two households inside a property at one time
– Making sure that masks are worn at all times
– Avoiding contact with doors and surfaces, sterilising before and after viewings where unavoidable
– Keeping at a two-metre distance
– Washing hands before, during and after the viewing
If you’re looking to move and would like to know more about our current buying or selling processes, get in touch.
This article was originally published by BriefYourMarket and is reproduced here with their permission.
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