Ban Lifted on Auctions & Open Homes



As reported last Sunday, the NSW property market will be rolling out the welcome mat from May 9th 2020 with agents  able to hold traditional property inspections and on-site auctions after a six-week limited shutdown due to COVID-19.

Now as we make the move back to a more normal mode of operation Real Estate agents will have the following health guidelines to adhere to:

Key health guidelines include:

  Ensure physical distancing of greater than 1.5m is maintained;

  Promote good hygiene on premises and at auctions including hand sanitiser;

  Use digital platforms where possible to discourage physical contact;

  Keep detailed contact records of people attending open homes and auctions;

  Ensure people with any symptoms of illness do not attend a property;

  Manage the number of people entering small spaces;

  Consider extended times for open house viewings and inspections;

  Use outdoor venues for auctions wherever possible;

  If auctions are held indoors, use large venues where physical distancing

between household groups of one person per 4m2 equivalent is possible.

Trevor Seymour – Treasurer  & Julie Garvey – Minister Hazzard


One Agency Pinkerton Properties feel the need to continue to offer our clients, both sellers and buyers, the option of private inspections as well.  Especially for those who may still feel uncomfortable about attending open homes.

Plus for the sellers who have been sitting ‘off market’ or waiting for the return of auctions, we are offering a HALF PRICE Auctioneers Fee until June 30th 2020.