'It was like flicking a switch': How Covid-19 has hit the property scene – Fora.ie

“IT WAS LIKE flicking a switch” Michael Kinsella, an estate agent at Kinsella Estates, said on Friday as first buyers, but then sellers cancelled viewings from the start of last week.  

However, the Wicklow-based company has been using virtual viewings and 3D images to give clients a look, selling three properties using this method since the outbreak. Although that technology was already becoming popular with estate agents, it’s now likely to become the default option for many. 

“(Potential buyers) might not necessarily buy, but they can narrow down. For an average townhouse, 3D visualisation is effective, but less so for a big investment family home,” Kinsella said. 

“Every business has been affected by this worldwide. This is one way we’re going to try and keep things steaming ahead.”  

Source: Michael Kinsella

‘Crisis after crisis’

According to Carol Tallon, chief executive at property PR firm Property District, “the thing that will

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