As the third national lockdown happens around us, there is a positive for those planning to buy or sell their properties during the new year in that the housing market and its agents are still in business, including your dedicated local estate agents team at Joules.
Continuing the Drive to Get People Housed
Whilst many feel that the journey to mid-February is a long and arduous one for those looking to move into a new property, and government guidance tells people to stay at home as much as possible, it has stated that people can still move house but you should avoid having people outside your household aid you in moving as much as possible unless an absolute necessity.
This also involves the ability to continue to view properties utilising the safety guidelines we have all grown accustomed to. This means that estate and letting agents can continue to allow viewings of properties as long as guidelines such as social distancing, face masks and sanitiser are present for each viewing.
Guidelines in Play
Whilst most services will be closed over this lockdown period that is expected to last until mid-February, and strict guidelines will be in place for gatherings of people, being able to continue the process of house hunting and processing sales of people’s homes provides a positive in the government’s decision to keep the housing industry active during this period.
At Joules we will be working with the most strict measures when it comes to viewings of our properties to help reduce the spread of the virus and will be consulting with all clients prior to viewings and meetings in regards to conditions and any additional requirements our clients would need towards them.
In order to maintain accordance with government guidelines in regards to anyone wanting to buy property in Stockport, the team will be continuing to work in keeping movers and buyers safe at all times. We see it as a duty to our industry and our clients to uphold this important requirement during this point in time to ensure things continue positively for the housing market.
Sales to Continue
As this is a pivotal moment in time for the housing industry, those seeking guidance on how to sell a house are still in good stead to seal the sale and don’t have to feel like they have to wait until this period tides over.
Those also looking for advice on renting a house can also find plenty of help is still available from estate agents in Stockport during this period, so whilst it may feel like things should be at a standstill there is still plenty of movement to be had with your independent estate agent.
As your local estate agents, Joules continue to provide unbeatable service and support for our clients during this time and when it comes to buying and selling your home it is business as usual for the team in yellow and blue.