Are you thinking of moving but worried if it's safe?
January is traditionally a month when people start thinking about moving property. The Christmas decorations have come down and people are starting to think about the year ahead.
For some, the holidays were a time to reflect on how they use their property and thoughts of getting something bigger for next year. For others it gives time off work to get some decorating and decluttering done in time for a new year listing.
This year is a bit different as we continue to tackle Coronavirus and were placed back in lockdown at the start of the year.
The Government has allowed the property market to stay open again during this third lockdown. This is due to the safe valuation and safe viewings procedures that we have put in place to make everyone safe. This includes minimal time in properties, not touching anything, wearing facemasks and using hand sanitiser.
However we recognise that many of you may still have concerns about people being in your property for valuations and viewings as well you having to leave home for viewings at a potential new property.
For all our customers who are keen to get the process started so they're ready for a move in late spring or summer, we want to reassure that you can still push ahead with your plans.
At Intercounty we have a number of options that allow us to start the house moving process remotely:
Get an instant property valuation online
We offer our customers the ability to get an instant online valuation. This gives you an idea of what your property may be worth.
Local sold house prices
You are also able to check local property sales with our Local House price tool. This will give you a feel for what properties in your area are selling for.
Remote expert property valuation
For those that want more than an estimate, we can offer a remote personalised valuation with one of our experts using a secure video call to view the property.
This would allow us to have a look at the unique features of your property including any extensions and upgrades you've made to the property that our instant valuation tool would not be able to consider.
Our valuers are local experts so will be able to give you a realistic value for the property as well as discuss next steps on when and how to get you moving.
Remote 3D property viewings
We also offer FREE 3D property tours for all properties that are listing with us before 31st March 2021. These property tours are excellent, really giving the customer that 'in property' feel, without them having to come to your property.
Arranging a new mortgage
If you'll need a new mortgage for your new property, or just want to see if you can save money on your current deal, then you can book a mortgage appointment with an experienced adviser at Embrace Financial Services. They can discuss your needs and provide advice on what the best options would be for you, either on a secure video call or over the phone.
To reduce the number of viewings in customer properties we currently only allow potential buyers who are in a position to buy and with a mortgage in principle in place, to view a property. Therefore it would be beneficial for you to get this organised ahead of any future property viewings you may like to make.
Still not sure?
If you're not quite sure about how to progress with your property move at the moment and would like some advice or just to chat about your plans then please get in touch. You can either give us a ring or book a valuation appointment.