Dacre, Son and Hartley has revealed that its virtual valuation tool has already led to a number of instructed sales for the firm.
Yorkshire’s largest independent estate agent launched the virtual tool last week. It allows users to use Facetime, and other software, to allow property experts to continue with home valuations during the lockdown.
Patrick McCutcheon, head of residential at Dacre, Son and Hartley, said: “The property market will inevitably feel the effect of the coronavirus, but we know from everything it’s faced in recent years, that the market is surprisingly resilient.
“Of course, every day brings new information and guidance from the government, but what is important is that estate agency firms, and the industry as a whole, continue to operate in the safest and most responsible way to ensure that ongoing sales proceed, and that new homes are brought onto the market at an appropriate time.”
He added: “Even under these difficult circumstances, we have enjoyed a number of successes recently, with our Bingley office negotiating sales on nine homes located throughout the town and in its surrounding villages in the past fortnight, as well as listing nine homes for sale.
“Our Harrogate office agreed the sale of a four-bedroom detached house at Spofforth, which had a £750,000 asking price, and we won three new instructions in Knaresborough in a three day period.”