Fierce competition among buyers with the best properties quickly under offer
Bell Ingram saw good levels of demand and activity during the lockdown period.
Since the beginning of March, our agents in Oban, Beauly, Aberdeen, Forfar and Perth have dealt with almost 500 enquiries, with buyers and sellers making good use of virtual viewing platforms while travel and home visits were banned. One of our properties completed recently without a physical viewing - the new owner bought it on the basis of a video filmed on the seller’s iPhone.
The relaxation of restrictions on house moves is hugely welcome news as many transactions have been delayed, preventing people from moving into their new home. I’m expecting things to begin to move forward a vengeance and market activity start to increase substantially.
With such a slow start to the year we are expecting fierce competition among buyers with the best properties quickly under offer.
As we move through the phases of the Coronavirus lockdown exit, we are seeing a “new normal” evolve for buyers and sellers. In a nutshell, this has meant extensive training for all our staff in safe operating procedures and ensuring that our premises have the correct signage and equipment. We have also developed extensive protocols to keep our staff and clients safe during these challenging times.