Thursday 09 Apr 2020

First National Real Estate Connect in Windsor & Richmond has announced practical temporary measures in response to Australian Government Department of Health recommendations related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The agency says it has taken sensible steps to avoid direct contact, such as shaking hands, is observing social distancing, deferring non-essential rental property inspections, and working with clients responsively on specific arrangements where necessary.

First National Real Estate Connect principal, Andrew Mansour, says the temporary changes are intended to underpin the essential functions of the property market as well as to reassure customers that all necessary precautions are being observed.

‘While the presence of Coronavirus certainly requires us to observe some sensible precautions, the business of real estate continues and it’s essential that we support clients who are selling their homes as well as the needs of our tenants and landlords’ says Andrew Mansour.

‘So, for the time being, we’re continuing all the normal functions that support tenants moving into and out of properties, but deferring non-essential routine inspections. Open homes have of course been cancelled, as have auctions, so we are offering private inspection appointments, one on one, virtual tours etc and online auction arrangements.’

‘In all other respects, we’re getting on with the job of selling, renting and managing property at First National and optimistically working with our community as Australia responds to the effects of Coronavirus.