Navigating The Sale Of Your Property During The Corona Virus

I understand that during times such as these you may have many questions about the Surf Coast property real estate market, the impact on your home, along with how to sell, buy, manage or rent during this time.

I have compiled the following selling real estate during the coronavirus FAQ’s. Of course, I am (along with all my colleagues at Hayden Real Estate) are still contactable via phone, email and social media to help with any further questions.

At Hayden Real Estate, It’s business as unusual, although it’s still business.

Is it still possible to sell my property during the Coronavirus?

Yes, it is. You can still buy and sell a property during the Coronavirus period. In fact, right across the Surf Coast we are seeing many committed buyers keen to buy a property immediately.

Is it the right time to sell my property or should I wait until after the Coronavirus?

Every seller has a different motivation for selling so there is no one size fits all answer to this question. We have options to sell immediately and options to sell at a later date if required.

It is important to communicate directly with myself as I am living and breathing the local Torquay & Jan Juc real estate market and can discuss your specific property needs.

How can buyers inspect my property?

Open homes will be organised by one-on one private appointment only. To arrange this, buyers will contact myself and book in a private viewing.

Additionally, to help buyers in isolation, our agents can live stream inspections or prepare a video walk-through if not done so and available already, so prospective buyers can inspect from the safety of their own home.

Please note we all at Hayden Real Estate are complying with all government social distancing and hygiene regulations during inspections.

How can I sell my property via auction?

At Hayden RE we have moved all our auctions where applicable across to our online auction platform(s) so they can proceed as normal.

This easy to use platform offers buyers the opportunity to watch, register, bid, buy and exchange on live property auctions.  This service will ensure bidders can still participate and bid at an auction at the comfort and safety of their own home. 

How would you negotiate a private treaty / private sale during the Coronavirus?

All agents at Hayden RE are specialist negotiators and that doesn’t change during Coronavirus.  We are skilled at working with buyers, fielding questions, facilitating answers and achieving exceptional results for our clients – as our track record shows!

I am currently working with active buyers in the market, the Hayden database and using normal methods such as phone, email and digital meeting platforms to achieve the best possible result for you and your property.

How would you appraise my property?

I can currently still come to your home and conduct the appraisal.

If you are more comfortable with this occurring virtually, we can help here too. We would ask you to walk through your home on Facebook or Instagram Live, Facetime or a similar virtual process or alternatively fill out a ‘Digital Appraisal form’ (available upon request) where I will prepare an estimated sale price, marketing schedule & all associated sales costs to you within 24 hours.

Either way, I will review your properties:

  • Key selling features
  • Its location
  • Local buyer demand
  • Active buyer database
  • Relevant market data
  • Wider market trends
  • Similar properties currently on the market

I will then summarise their findings and provide you with a comprehensive report on the local market along with a suggested price guide for your property which is appropriate during this coronavirus period.

Please note, if I or another Hayden RE agent visits your property, we will strictly comply with all government social distancing and hygiene regulations before and during the visit.

How would myself and Hayden Real Estate promote my property during COVID-19?

We would work with you to create a customised marketing strategy within the boundaries of the current regulations.

As a starting point, your marketing plan would include promotion on, via social media, directly to our current and up to date buyer database and via phone calls to our active buyers.

If you are looking for a more comprehensive marketing plan, we would combine the methods detailed above with professional photographs, floor plans, virtual tours and a promotion across all the key real estate portals.

How will you mitigate the spread of the virus during any private inspections?

All private viewings will be conducted with strict social distancing and hygiene procedures to help mitigate the spread of the virus, including:

  • Regularly cleaning hands with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand rub
  • Not shaking hands with open home visitors
  • Making sure where possible hand sanitiser is used
  • Washing and sanitising hands thoroughly after each private inspection
  • Always washing hands with soap and water before eating and after visiting the bathroom
  • Covering their nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing, and disposing of used tissues immediately
  • Avoiding close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Seeing a health care professional if they are unwell and staying away from the workplace and other public places

How do I stay informed about the latest information on Coronavirus and its impact on my property?

Either any other Hayden Real Estate or I will be your personal go-to-resource for the latest information on all things COVID-19 real estate related, when any new legislation or government directions are announced we will then communicate to all relevant parties ASAP.

We’ll also be sharing practical tips for homeowners, investors, buyers and renters, to help ensure you are in a strong position.

Why should I choose Hayden Real Estate to sell my property during the Coronavirus?

At Hayden our agile way of doing business has ensured we have been able to adapt quickly to the changes and new regulations enforced by the Federal Government and we will continue to adapt as needed over the coronavirus period.

All our agents are proactively in contact with their active buyer database. They clearly understand the local surfcoast market, demand, pricing and in many cases are in a good position to facilitate a quick sale with super keen buyers

Our industry leading digital platform ensures we can promote properties extensively via our website, virtual tools, social channels and network wide email campaigns.

Our online auction platform ensures we can sell your property via auction and still benefit from having a sales deadline for buyers which we know can help extract a great result.

How do I contact you to talk about my property?

I am easily contactable via phone, email, social media or digital meeting platforms. I would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about your property, the local surfcoast market and to discuss your short or long-term property plans.

A final note: Everyone at Hayden RE hope you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy.  We also want to assure you that we are operating under what we call ‘Business as Unusual’ conditions, although importantly it is still business and we are here to help.

Have more questions about selling a property?

Please reach out for obligation free discussion, anytime!