Ilse Evans of Harcourts Cooper & Co. says it’s “business as usual” for them, although under the current COVID-19 Level 3 restrictions, all viewings are by appointment. This affords prospective buyers the necessary safety measures, while at the same time giving them the freedom of inspecting a property in private.
The primary objective of your actions when working at alert level 3 is to restrict the spread of COVID-19, and the health requirements listed below are in the interests of you and your staff, buyers, vendors and all New Zealanders.
There should be no more than two people from the same extended bubble and the agent at the viewing. Your agent will open all internal doors before the viewing, so people don’t touch door handles in your house. Anyone viewing your property should use hand sanitiser, and they are not allowed to touch any surfaces in your house. Anyone visiting the property should be asked to wear a face covering.
Finally, there should be no more than two private viewings per day, and the agent should clean all surfaces after each viewing.
Ilse has some GOOD NEWS, saying, “We sold an incredible 15 out of 17 properties for the last week which were all live streamed through our Cooper and Co website, with 88% sold under the hammer, with 30 bidders on the end of the phone with our team! Incredible results”.
Ilse goes on to say that this is due to the continued personal service Harcourt’s Cooper and Co like to offer. NO online bidding. Always through a team member on the phone in the room guiding you through the process, the auctioneers taking their time, pausing to negotiate if required, always working for their vendors and buyers.
Finally, they have 23 Live stream auctions this week, so for more information on house auctions Belmont, property appraisals Takapuna and selling my house Belmont please get in touch