Home Buying Estate Agency Enquiries Soar On ‘Day One’ Of Property Market Re-Opening

Estate Agency Enquiries Soar On ‘Day One’ Of Property Market Re-Opening

Property Industry Eye reports at 7am:

A flurry of agency activity was reported yesterday as the property market was officially reopened but some firms are remaining cautious when it comes to viewings and protecting staff.

The Government updated its home buying and selling guidance for during the pandemic yesterday, asking agents to favour virtual viewings initially but stating that sales could be progressed.

Rightmove said visits were up 45% on Wednesday morning compared with a day before and enquiries to agents rose by 70%.

The portal said 2,115 new properties were added in just five hours yesterday morning.

Agents also said there had been a spike in activity.

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