Central Victorian real estate agents are reporting the coronavirus lockdown remains a popular time to snap up property.
DCK Real Estate director Matt Bowles said people's habits throughout lockdowns favoured the real estate market.
"When people are in lockdown, they jump on to real estate websites and soldier through," he said. "We notice a lot more enquiries across the property board when we're in lockdown.
"The market in Bendigo is certainly very hot and with another lockdown, and a longer one in Melbourne, it's a reminder that we're in a pretty good part of the world.
"We are finding quite a few groups are looking to leave the city and are turning to Bendigo but they're also looking to our smaller regional towns too."
Mr Bowles said lockdown periods were difficult to navigate for agencies as new properties can't come onto the market as photographs and inspections can't occur.
"We can't show properties and we can't get our photographers in," he said.
"Lockdown slows our whole cycle down quite considerably. We can still sell properties to people who have already been through them, but we can't get new stock onto market."
DCK Real Estate has 14 new properties coming on the market over the coming days which have been held over through the seven-day circuit-breaker lockdown.
The Real Estate Institute of Victoria revealed in the 12 months ending in April 2021, Bendigo private sale properties were spending an average of 43 days on the market.
Properties below $400,000 were the quickest off the market within 35 days, $400,000-$600,000 properties were selling in 40.5 days and those on the market for above $800,000 were off the market in 44 days.
Mr Bowles encouraged people to connect with real estate agents to secure a property.
"Properties in the sub-$400,000 range are on the market for about a week but as the price rises they spend a bit more time on the market," he said.
"For a house over the million-dollar mark, the buyers are thinner, but the market is still strong.
"We sold a property in North Bendigo two years ago for $300,000 and now it's sold for $400,000 with no renovations done to it.
"There's more buyers than sellers at the moment and we're going straight to database and often properties are snapped up before they're online."
Waller Realty property consultant Tim Noonan said over the seven day lockdown, the real estate agency sold seven properties.
"Every time it looks like we're going into lockdown, the enquiry from Melbourne people doubles," he said.
"Even a property that a local might have thought was overpriced, enquiry from outside will still be there and we're still seeing properties sell site unseen with only video walkthroughs.
"The market is hot everywhere and what we've found is after each lockdown, for the next eight weeks, we sell a lot of property very quickly.
There is fatigue in Melbourne and there are talks that lockdowns will keep going so every second phone call we're getting is people saying they want to move here.Tim Noonan
"We're consistently getting the stock in. While people are saying there's not much on the market, the overall state of sales proves otherwise. We've sold 160 properties this financial year with three weeks to go and last year it was only 80."
Mr Noonan said the real estate industry had changed to adapt with the coronavirus pandemic to an online format, and selling properties site unseen was a new norm.
"Last year with the long lockdown we were still about to operate and we would show properties through a Messenger or WhatsApp call," he said.
"If people wanted to see something in detail like the skirting boards, we'd have to make sure to show that to them.
"Walk throughs through video calling are similar with what we do with someone looking through a property, we make sure we tell them about the heating and cooling, electrics and building structure and we can follow up an questions.
"The one thing for us now through the recent lockdown is we're getting busy getting back to people's enquiries."
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