‘Off-market’ sales process cuts physical viewings and targets buyers ready to proceed
The property industry has largely remained open since the first national lockdown in 2020 and has seen more transactions, which is welcome for the economy.
Estate agents are conducting appraisals and viewings with social distancing and personal protective equipment. Current industry guidance also states that we should only show property to buyers who are in a position to proceed. We know this can be frustrating because you may want to see your next property before putting your own on the market.
Virtual viewings are one way to try overcoming this situation. Good photographs and text on property sales particulars (information) will help too.
Larger number of sales have also been completed off-market in recent times with home sellers understandably wanting as few viewers as possible visiting their homes. Here at Kirkham we have used our database of prospective buyers to promote properties before they have even entered the market.
Oliver Gill, our Property Director, said: ‘’If clients wish, we can promote their property off-market to any registered buyer who is ready to proceed. This keeps viewing numbers low. We explain the pros-and-cons before doing this and, although it isn’t always successful, we have seen far more sales this way.
“We spend time advising buyers about property details. If we already have photographs and floorplans this helps and utilising Google Maps and Street View online is also beneficial.”
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