virtual appraisals

Now that it’s time for tax returns and with changes to the market surrounding COVID-19, many people are looking for an update on the value of their property. With all of us now at home, you’re probably wondering how it’s possible. That’s where our virtual appraisals come in. If you’re considering selling or simply looking for an up-to-date valuation of your property, our friendly team of agents are happy to conduct virtual appraisals in a way that is both safe and effective for everyone.

Read on as we answer your questions, from how to arrange a virtual appraisal to what the next steps are.

How do I book in a virtual appraisal?
Feel free to reach out to our friendly team by clicking here and we’ll be in touch to lock in a date and time with you.

How do I set up a virtual appraisal?
We’re lucky in this day and age where we have numerous communication technology available to us. To start off with and to ensure a smooth process, you will need a device with a working camera. If you’re using a tablet or laptop, you’ll also need an internet connection. Next, you’ll need to choose your preferred application, whether it’s FaceTime, Zoom, Skype or Whatsapp. Make sure the application is downloaded onto your device and ensure your account is set up and ready to use. If you need a hand with setting this up, our friendly team is more than happy to help!

What’s involved in a virtual appraisal?
This is the easy part! It’s as simple as an everyday video call. Your Lucas agent will connect with you via your preferred application at the scheduled date and time. We’ll run through details of your property to get a clearer understanding and with you walking through your property, we’ll be able to see the property through your eyes!

When can I expect to receive my appraisal report?
Once the appointment is completed, we’ll be in touch within 24hours! Your agent will send across your appraisal report directly to your email and we’ll be in touch to discuss further options.

Can we still meet in person?
We understand a virtual appraisal is a safe and effective way to get the conversation started! With current stage 4 restrictions within Metro Melbourne, we’re more than happy to schedule a time for when restrictions are lifted. We’ll ensure we’re maintaining social distancing parameters along with good health and hygiene. Our agents will meet with you on a one-on-one basis, keeping a 1.5-metre distance and taking appropriate precautions throughout the appointment.

If I choose to engage you to sell my home, what’s the next step?
Here at Lucas, we’re fully equipped with digital authorities and forms where the process is quick and easy! Our agents will provide you with the digital paperwork via email so you can sign from the comfort of your own home. We’ll then proceed with marketing your home and work to achieve the best results for you!

Interested in a virtual appraisal? Get in touch today!