How will 123 Estate Agents Bromley deal approach these testing times.
Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is going to have wide-reaching ramifications for businesses globally, and estate agencies are no exception. The Sales & lettings process has traditionally relied on a number of face-to-face interactions, but these will likely be restricted now that the World Health Organisation has confirmed that we are experiencing a pandemic. It’s important, therefore, that estate agents stay up to date with the latest guidance on the coronavirus and put the appropriate plans in place to ensure their agencies can continue to operate with minimal impact.
Reducing in-person contact with clients
Estate Agents and clients will need to reduce the amount of in-person contact they’re having during the coronavirus pandemic, but there will likely still be instances where meeting in person is unavoidable, such as at viewings or valuations. We will make sure we are following the latest NHS guidance in such situations, including confirming whether that person has travelled or come into contact with an infected person before arranging to meet and, if not, ensure regular hand washing and avoiding handshakes.
123 Estate Agent will do our upmost to cut down on the number of times our clients or our staff meet with clients in person. Virtual tours of the properties, along with increased photography and floor plans, will provide prospective clients with more information before they attend a viewing and help move the process along faster or, potentially, bypass this stage altogether.
Once a purchaser or tenant makes an offer on a property, we have technology that lets us progress a sale or tenancy application remotely, online. Technology allows for online contracts, payments, and contract signing, which will significantly reduce the amount of in-person contact we need to have with new any new clients.
Further advise from the governments web site https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
How 123 will maintain communications with our clients
123 Estate Agent will also keep our sellers and landlords up to date on how we are handling the potential impact of the coronavirus on their properties. If their property is currently or is soon to be vacant, we will keep our clients informed and advise our plans for managing viewings and whether this could have an impact on the length of their void periods.
Landlords on our fully-managed package will also be informed how we plan to handle maintenance issues and whether you will continue to conduct inspections during this time.
Landlords rent guarantee
We advise all landlords have a rent guarantee insurance in place to ensure they’re covered if their tenants are unable to pay rent due to lost income from illness.
123 Estate Agents are in Bromley, Beckenham, Hayes, West Wickham, Chislehurst, Orpington, Welling and Dartford post codes.