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Author: REIWA President Damian Collins
Over the last few weeks we have seen sales transactions reduce to under 300 per week, compared to this time last year which had over 500 per week.
We are no doubt seeing the short-term impacts of the coronavirus outbreak, however with the Western Australian Government easing restrictions to allow home opens to take place with a maximum of 20 people (including the agent), things should start to pick
Since the outbreak, more and more listings have included virtual tours which allow people to get a sense of the property without physically being there. With home opens now allowed, it will ensure you truly get a sense of whether you can see yourself
living there, or if you are an investor, whether it might be suitable for a tenant.
With over 12,000 listings for sale on reiwa.com and over 7,000 listings for rent, there are literally thousands of
options to choose from, which is why keeping track of your upcoming home opens can be an overwhelming process.
To help make this part of your real estate journey as easy and convenient as possible, the team at reiwa.com have created a home open planner, which is located on the reiwa.com app.
This tool allows you to not only keep track of all the home opens in one day, it also maps out the route from each home open including how long it will take to get to each property.
Starting from your current location, the map view will show your selected properties in order of their home open time. It also links with your selected map app, which provides you with directions on how to get to each property.
For those who are looking to house share a rental property or buy a property with another person, this tool is great as it allows you to share your home open plan with others.
When planning your day make sure to register for each home open, as agents are required to maintain a register of people who attend each home open and if your name is not on the list, you may get turned away.
On the day it is important to remember that current social distancing and hygiene rules will still apply, with agents providing hand sanitiser or gloves during the inspection and asking attendees not to touch anything.
Find out more on how the home open planner works by reading Home open planner is open for business.
If you have any questions about attending a home open, make sure to reach out to your REIWA agent who will be able to provide you with more information.
Download the reiwa.com app now to start planning your home opens.
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