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How we have adapted to a "new normal"

Over the past few months we have all had to adapt to a “new normal” in many aspects of life and the property market is no exception to this.

With activity levels at an all time high and restrictions to control the numbers of people we interact with, where do you begin with your house hunting when gone are the days of open viewings.

Make use of the marketing material on offer– at Gilson Gray we have always believed in having good quality photographs and a floorplan and never more so than now. Study these and imagine how your furniture would fit in and how you see yourself making a home there.

Download the home report and have a good read through this. It is always tempting to just scroll to see the 1, 2, 3 grading and then the valuation but it really is worth reading the detail. Make sure you go right to the end of the document as here you can often find a specialist report which can give comfort to something flagged up earlier – maybe damp was mentioned – there could be a report showing that the damp has now been rectified and is no longer a problem.

You now must view virtually in the first instance. At Gilson Gray we will send you a video tour – we have had a lot of positive feedback about how these videos give you a really good feel for the property. If you then decide you are keen to view in person, you then make an appointment and will be issued the guidelines which must be followed to allow these viewings to take place – we have found viewings have been working really well and both sellers and buyers feel comfortable carrying these out.

Of course the process is somewhat different from what we were used to, however we are delighted to still be able to help people sell and buy all whilst ensuring the safety of our clients, viewers and employees.

If you would like further information on the topic discussed in this blog, please contact Lyndsey Beckwith by email: or by phone: 0131 516 5369 / 07954 136 914. You can also view Lyndsey’s profile by clicking here.

The information and opinions contained in this blog are for information only. They are not intended to constitute advice and should not be relied upon or considered as a replacement for advice. Before acting on any of the information contained in this blog, please seek specific advice from Gilson Gray.

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