With January over and a full month of lockdown under our belts we move into February and our first auction of 2021. At Clive Emson’s we have decided that we will be holding online auctions for the rest of the year with the safety of our buyers and sellers at the forefront of our decision and complying with current government regulations restricting the spread of Covid-19.
With vaccinations now in full swing we hope that the most vulnerable of society (and our clients) will feel safer in the knowledge that the NHS are managing the programme efficiently and the efficacy of the vaccine will provide them with the comfort of protection.
I have just finished reading the buyers and sellers survey for the last auction and was very impressed with the feedback received on the online auctions and how people were adapting to the new process. It was interesting to see how many of our clients have embraced the use of technology in the sale – some whom have never owned a computer or a credit card. Please continue to respond to these surveys as they are key to assisting us in fine tuning the areas that can be improved and continually evaluating the process to make it as efficient and user-friendly as we can.
We have tried to ensure that properties can be viewed wherever possible and if this is not possible then we are providing videos of each property to assist in the buying process. Please bear with us on this as none of us have been to Film School and as the saying goes ‘practice makes perfect!’
Solicitors are experiencing the busiest time for buying and selling in a decade due to the Stamp Duty holiday and they may be the only ones grateful when this is due to expire at the end of March! We have had to be patient as they are under huge pressure to prepare the legal packs with diligence and accuracy within our timescales. They have done this time and time again and a big thank you to all those who have met these timescales and enabled us to achieve impressive results for our clients. Without these packs we are unable to do our job properly and buyers are unable to access the vital legal information on which to make a bid.
Everyone involved in the online auction process is working very hard to ensure that each sale proceeds smoothly and efficiently under very challenging circumstances. Let’s make sure our auction on February the 10th is as successful as the last and we continue to surpass expectations and rise to the challenges.