Virtual auctions selling houses

Wednesday 08 Apr 2020

Among the many industries hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis, real estate has faced the challenge of how to sell someone the biggest investment of their life whilst adhering to strict new social distancing rules.

Under current regulations, auctions can no longer be conducted onsite or in auction rooms, although virtual auctions can go ahead.

Open homes can no longer be conducted although private inspections can be negotiated with one agent and one client group and a maximum of two people per viewing.

Inspections are strictly 20-minutes long, by appointment only and social distancing requirements must be adhered to strictly.

The message from agents is that we are open for business with virtual auctions and private inspections up and running.

- Kristie Read