Newcastle-based estate agent HM Residential launches new COVID-safe way to take clients to property viewings

Newcastle-based estate agent HM Residential launches new COVID-safe way to take clients to property viewings

HM Residential has become the only estate agent in Newcastle to offer a safe and COVID-19 friendly solution to prospective home buyers and tenants who wish to attend property viewings.

The company is offering to take clients to view potential houses in a black cab with a screen safely separating the customer from the driver to adhere to the UK government’s rules on social distancing. This allows prospective buyers and tenants to easily attend multiple viewings without the need to arrange their own transport or feel uncomfortable in situations where physical distancing is not possible.

After each use, the vehicle has a thorough antibacterial wipe down including both interior and exterior touchpoints to further ensure the safety of customers and adhere to government’s guidelines.

Taking clients directly from the office to view properties is not the norm, but the post-pandemic housing market has seen property sell 33% faster than in 2019 as the demand for housing skyrockets. This was driven through the country-wide lockdown postponing many property transactions, while the temporary cut on stamp duty for properties up to £500,000 further encouraged more people to buy. This level of demand means it’s essential prospective buyers can attend viewings as quickly as possible to prevent them from missing out on their dream homes.

HM Residential’s new service is also at the disposal of property investors arriving by train or plane. They can be taken directly from Newcastle station or airport  to their property viewings for a seamless and hassle-free solution. The company’s car is branded so can easily be spotted by prospective buyers.

HM Residential, said, “We understand these are extremely stressful and unpredictable times and we want to minimise the risks for potential buyers so they can purchase their desired property without additional worries. Our ‘gis a lift service aims to do just that.

“Our clients are our top priority, and their safety is something we take extremely seriously. We are hoping that by providing a convenient yet safe and COVID-friendly way to view properties, buyers will be encouraged to find their perfect home. The housing market is flourishing at the moment, making it the perfect time to buy or sell. Concerns over safety should not get in between potential buyers and their dream property.”

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