Since last February, the outbreak of the pandemic from Covid-19 has forced us to live an unprecedented situation. For most of us it was difficult to remain closed in the home, not being able to meet loved ones, setting aside our plans. For a few weeks, life has resumed its course. We pick up important projects, such as buying a house in Treviso, but a thousand uncertainties separate us from fulfilling the dream of a lifetime.
That's why we decided to answer some of your main questions on the subject of buying houses in Treviso in Coronavirus times. We want you to be confident because there are expert professionals at your side, able to help you find the solution that best suits your needs and in absolute safety.
We talked about it with Francesco Grandesso, Office Manager Engel & Völkers Treviso.
Is it possible to buy a house in Treviso in this period?
Absolutely yes. What we are experiencing is an exceptional situation and, probably, most of those who planned to buy a house in Treviso before February found themselves displaced with the arrival of Covid-19 and the consequent lock-down. Many had to put their projects on standby, but today they are more confident than before because they know they can rely on a reliable and competent agency.
How do you manage to ensure customer safety?
We want the customer who chooses Engel & Völkers to feel comfortable in any circumstance. For our part, we are committed to ensuring, with all possible precautions, maximum compliance with safety standards, both for the protection of the customer but also for our staff.
The visits to the properties are regularly carried out on all properties respecting the safety distance.
In addition, during the meeting we provide the visitor with everything needed (disposable mask and gloves, shoe covers), if he does not have one.
What about real estate agents?
They are prepared to face this new emergency. Every day they have an obligation to measure the temperature and promptly communicate to their superiors if it exceeds 37.5 °. During the visits to the buildings and in any other circumstances of contact with the customer, they always wear a mask, gloves and shoe covers. They regularly sanitize the hands with disinfectant products and keep the safety distances at all times of visit and negotiation.
How have you managed the negotiations so far?
During the lock-down period we never stopped, managing everything remotely: contacting the customer strictly on the phone, via e-mail or Skype, but also visits to the properties and the purchase or sale negotiations.
What should I do if I want to rely on Engel & Völkers to buy a house in Treviso or its province?
In order to access our agency and speak with one of our professionals, it is necessary to book by phone. In this way we avoid possible gatherings and we guarantee that there is always staff available to welcome the customer. Once in the office, we will be able to better understand the housing needs of each and propose the property that meets the desired characteristics.
Will the buying process take longer?
No, quite the opposite. The timing for the purchase of a property does not change. Often they are faster because of the greater determination of the parties to conclude the deal.
Did Coronavirus influence the selling price of houses? Is it correct to think that this is the ideal time to buy a house in Treviso?
To date, the real estate market has not been particularly affected by the Coronavirus effect. The sales prices have remained roughly unchanged, but it is possible that any influences may be found towards the end of the year. In any case, I think the ideal time to buy a house is when everyone feels ready to face this challenge and achieve an important milestone in their life. In this period you can also take advantage of tax and financial advantages such as the 110% bonus, the restructuring bonus and the low mortgage rates.
For any other doubts, Francesco Grandesso and the whole Engel & Völkers team is available. Come to visit us to choose among our apartments for sale Treviso the one that best suits your needs.
But first, remember to book your visit. Call us on +39 0422 14 86 472. We are waiting for you!