realestate.com.au has announced the launch of a new digital inspection feature to support real estate agents as they navigate the government’s stricter social distancing measures.
“In light of new government restrictions on group open-for-inspections, Digital Inspections will allow agents to use videos to showcase listings to potential buyers and renters,” realestate.com.au explained.
The new feature is now available in the ‘Inspections’ sections of Buy and Rent listings on realestate.com.au and will be live on the app in the coming days.
REA Group General Manager Core Products, Tim Bradley said the turnaround time for the new feature was key to making a difference for customers and consumers.
“We mobilised a small team to bring this feature to market as quickly as possible to help our customers successfully adapt to the rapidly changing conditions,” Mr Bradley said.
“Digital Inspections is a really user friendly feature – the videos can be professional or even a walkthrough taken on a phone.
“It’s the perfect solution to taking buyers and renters on a digital tour of properties to help them discover features they would normally see when attending a traditional open-for-inspection.”
REA Group Chief Sales Officer, Kul Singh said REA is focused on doing everything it can to support the property market through these unprecedented times.
“We want our customers and consumers to know that the property market is still open for business and inspections remain open online. We’re doing everything in our power to support the long-term success of the industry,” Mr Singh said.
“Digital Inspections is the first of our new features to help the market adapt to the evolving conditions. We all have a responsibility to flatten the curve when it comes to the spread of COVID-19 and we are focused on helping our customers continue to operate their businesses in a safe environment.”