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A Covid-safe guide to attending open-homes and auctions

Thursday January 13, 2022 ● By Emily Russ // Place Estate Agents

Place Auctions

Here at Place, we are passionate about creating a safe buying and selling experience during this new rise in COVID-19 cases across Queensland.

 

To work towards keeping our local community safe, Place have introduced some steps for those both attending and conducting either an open-home or an auction. 

 

Attending an Open-Home 

If you are planning on visiting a property as a potential buyer, it is important that you check in using the QLD Check In app and wear a mask at all times.

Our agents will be masked-up and will also encourage you to please maintain social distancing, as well as to limit touching surfaces as best as you can. Sanitiser will be provided and there will also be occupant density limits in place of one person per two square meters.  

As a vendor or tenant, you can also organise a private buyer appointment with our agents if you prefer to minimise the number of people walking through the property. We hope to ensure peace of mind, while still delivering the best results for your listing.  

Place Auctions Associate, Jaymee Gilbert says that we must all be considerate in these challenging times.

“Our number-one priority is to maintain the health and well-being of our community,” says Gilbert.

“Business will go ahead as usual, with a couple extra safety precautions.”

 

Attending an Auction 

Much like with attending an open-home, checking in using the QLD Check In app, wearing a mask, following social distancing guidelines and limiting touching surfaces are important steps when keeping you and other auction attendees safe.

If vendors wish to not conduct an on-site auction, they are welcome to contact Place Chief Auctioneer Peter Burgin to discuss alternative possibilities.

There is the option to live-stream an auction to host an in-room auction, with invitations being extended to buyers only. 

 

“All auctions currently booked to be held on-site will go ahead as agreed, unless household circumstances change or we are directed otherwise by the government,” says Gilbert.

“In the event that an on-site auction cannot go ahead, it will be livestreamed via the GAVL platform.” 

For more information, please contact your listing’s agent or Place Chief Auctioneer Peter Burgin for all things auctions. You can also keep up-to-date with Brisbane real estate by subscribing to the newsletter below.  

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