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Real estate goes online in Covid-19 hotspots

The Victorian Government on Tuesday announced that in light of rising cases of Coronavirus, ten postcodes with the highest amount of incidents would return to Stage 3 restrictions.

REIV President Leah Calnan said real estate business will adapt their processes by reverting to inspections by appointment and online auctions in Melbourne’s ten COVID-19 hotspots.

“Any return of restrictions is frustrating for all involved, but the real estate sector is prepared to do what’s required to help curb COVID-19.” Ms Calnan said.

Businesses and residents in the following suburbs will return to stage 3 restrictions:


3012: Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray
3021: Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans
3032: Ascotvale, High Point city, Maribyrnong, Travencore
3038: Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens
3042: Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie
3046: Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park
3047: Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana
3060: Fawkner
3064: Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickelham, Roxburgh Park and Calcallow

REIV President Leah Calnan said real estate agents in those areas were well prepared.

“The REIV is calling on all member agencies in the affected areas to work with buyers, tenants and owners to conduct inspections by appointment and change any auctions scheduled to online methods.

“It is important that all stakeholders in a property transaction work together, cooperatively to conduct business safely.

“Real estate agencies are well prepared for managing this change having already gone through stage 3 restrictions earlier this year without any major setbacks.

“The REIV will be on hand, to assist member agencies in the impacted areas, work through the current challenges.

“We are proud of the resilience and flexibility the real estate sector has shown during the COVID-19 crisis.”

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