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A brave new world! How lockdown turned Estate Agents digital - Virtual viewings and online valuations

This spring, anything that could - went virtual! Birthday parties, online concerts, meetings with friends, family and work colleagues everything is being conducted via video conferencing, even weather presenters work from home - the list is endless! But how has the world of estate agency adapted to the new virtual world? Lock-down and social distancing rules have affected the way estate agents operate, with no face to face viewings or valuations, but what exactly are the new digital methods - are they reliable and do they work? Here is a little more information about what to expect.

Easy tips to help get your property market ready during lockdown  

As the world is in lockdown, it is only natural for us all to start assessing our homes, after all, we have currently been in them for the past three weeks – some even longer. With three more weeks ahead of us it’s easy to start daydreaming of what the future may hold and for many homeowners that means getting ready to put their house on the market post lockdown.

Adapting to changing times

A week before the UK was put into lockdown the Marchand Petit Auction Team were faced with strange circumstances. How to allow an advertised auction to go ahead in line with strict guidelines, which at the time of the event, called for only small social gatherings exercising strict social distancing rules.

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At Marchand Petit we are working to adapt our business to meet the daily challenges during these challenging times. As a company we are committed to providing an exceptional service as normal, however in light of recent government guidelines we have made the decision to close public access to our branches.


To adapt to these new guidelines our team will continue to work remotely to ensure business will continue as normal by email and phone until further notice. Please call your local branch or department number to speak to a member of our team. We would like to thank you all for your understanding during these unprecedented times and we will continue to update you.


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