Home buyer confidence back, expected to boom

AMONG the rare businesses able to operate during the lockdown, real estate agents are thrilled as the lifting of lockdown looms and auctions and open homes resume face to face.

L J Hooker Padstow agent Lush Pillay says they will be able to get a lot more buyers through the doors.
“It will be great to get back to onsite auctions too,” he said.
Alliance Real Estate agent Rema Fakhoury has mixed feelings though after successfully juggling working from home but being busier with work than ever.
“The market is really strong at the moment and with lockdowns lifting it will mean us having more buyers onsite for auctions,” she said.
“This will be the silver lining as it’s not easy trying to support buyers and vendors on the phone; it’s much more effective in person and potential buyers will not have to wait in their car for others to finish their inspection.”
Ronis Real Estate agent George Hourani is very excited about the lockdown lifting.
“It will restore buyer confidence and with no travel restrictions, there will be many more from across Sydney looking to snare a Canterbury Bankstown property,” he said.
Also able to operate through the lockdown on a ‘click and collect’ or delivery basis, florists are looking forward to welcoming customers back in store.
Although, Maria from Maria’s Fresh Flowers at Padstow, doesn’t expect wedding orders until January.
“It’s simply too late to plan all of your wedding details this year but we are looking forward to brightening up other functions for birthdays, christenings and even Christmas,” she said.
Megen from AV Blooms Florist in Kingsgrove, said she almost cried hearing lockdown would lift on October 11.
“It means I can leave my suburb and go back to the fresh flower market a few times a week again and not have to rely on couriers,” she said.