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Industry, Long Term, Short Term

Embracing Virtual Real Estate: Property Providers’ Style

April 3, 2020 – 3 minute read – by Harriet Cotton

One forgets day-to-day how heavily real estate evolves around meeting people face to face. Whether that’s at new business meetings, open for inspections, client office meetings, lease signings etc. the list goes on and on. So, with the new social distancing measures in place amid and following the COVID-19 crisis, it could be very easy for real estate agencies to get lost without their normal way of doing things. Welcome the rise of virtual real estate in Australia. 

However, at Property Providers we have always been advocates and embracers of technology and now is no different. Just because we can’t meet people physically, doesn’t mean business has to stop.  We are constantly adapting and flowing with the times and are focused on remaining connected while adhering to the new rules. On both the long and short-term sides of our business we are scaling up our “virtual-ness” to help #flattenthecurve and #stopthespread, here’s how:

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Across our Long-Term Portfolio:

  • Recording videos of our available rental properties and uploading them onto:
  • Conducting inspections by FaceTime or Zoom for potential renters and hosting 1on1 private inspections if required
  • Managing routine inspections by asking tenants to send in pictures/videos of their rental property and Facetiming them if possible
  • Performing new business meetings and rental appraisals via Skype, Facetime or Zoom
  • Using DocuSign to manage lease signings vs. tenants coming to our office
  • Key collection from lockboxes or our out-of-hours safe to minimise contact
Recording videos of rental properties

Across our Short-Term Portfolio:

  • Recording videos of our properties looking guest ready and fabulous and uploading them onto:
  • Doing walk-throughs if prospective guests ask to see properties via FaceTime or Skype ( we’ve been doing this for years!)
  • Conducting new business meetings and rental appraisals via Skype, Facetime or Zoom or 1on1 private meetings
  • Sending management agreements via Docusign
  • Key collection from lockboxes at the property or our out-of-hours safe to minimise contact

Whether you’re a current or prospective owner, tenant or guest of ours we want to remain in contact with you and have the technology in place to do so.  Let’s stay physically distant but socially connected!

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At Property Providers our core purpose is “Helping People Live Better”.  As Sydney’s most flexible residential rental agency, we are totally focused on Property Management and renting “Your Property, Your Way”. We have designed 6 different rental services covering all facets of Long-Term Leasing as well as Short-Term Stays

Unlike franchise real estate agencies, we see the value in pragmatism and flexibility. Whether you want to rent your property furnished or unfurnished, for 6 months or 5 years, we will manage your property, your way. Our bespoke marketing strategies deliver discerning international tenants that understand quality and are prepared to pay for it. If you would like to learn more please visit our website or call us at +612 9969 7599