So here we are in lockdown, a period of 2020 we don’t think anyone saw coming and no one expected. Firstly, before we start the most important message for us to give is 'stay safe' during this lockdown period. It's important for us all to stick to the rules to help take care of everyone, family, friends and even strangers. We all want this virus to pass so that we can move forward and get back to normal life. We wish everyone well and ask everyone to stay safe for themselves, others and, of course, our key workers who are doing an amazing job at this extremely challenging time.
Once this is all over, house moving will resume and, fingers crossed, will be back to the same level as it was at the start of 2020 (which was an exciting period for both sellers and buyers).
We thought we would share some useful tips on preparing your home for sale, these are jobs you can all do whilst staying at home. You might even be able to get the children involved.
Let’s start with the garden as today the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and I can hear the sound of lawnmowers in the background.
Even though our offices are closed, we are busy working from home.
Now is surely the perfect time to speak to Falcon about your potential house sale. We can provide useful help and information to get your property ready for sale and of course importantly the current market price.
We can still communicate through modern technology such as Facetime, WhatsApp or Skype, so book your online virtual remote valuation now.
We have been helping people move since 1990 and that doesn't stop now.
Or to find out more visit our facebook page and watch our video explaining more about our online virtual valuations - https://www.facebook.com/falconproperty
Covid-19 update 24th March 2020
As a local, caring business for the past 30 years, we are very keen to help stop this horrendous virus from
In line with the latest statement from the Prime Minister we have now closed our ‘physical’ office as of today,
24th March 2020, until it is safe, and we are given the go ahead to open the doors once again. However, we
are operating remotely.
Please note, we are immediately available by phone, email and online on our Facebook page and Instagram.
If you are looking to get your property valued for marketing purposes, then please call us. We have been established in Plymouth longer than any
other high street estate agent and so are perfectly positioned to provide you with an accurate market appraisal of your home.
If you are looking to view one of our properties then, again, please call us and we will see what we can arrange, these requests will be appraised
by the management team in consultation with our clients, the sellers, on each occasion.
We are here for you and will do our very best to keep things as normal as possible in these abnormal times!
Stay safe and healthy
20th March 2020
I wanted to write to you to confirm our position during these unprecedented times.
The most important aspect of our business, and our 1st priority, is the health and safety of both our team members and our clients, both of whom are at the forefront of our minds.
I write to tell you a little bit about the measures that we are taking in order to carry on with our commitment to running our business for our clients, as best we can.
2020 is our 30th year of being in business, helping Plymouth move home. These now are certainly unprecedented times. We are listening to and considering the governments every changing guidelines. Although we are obviously unsure, as everyone is, exactly how things will pan out, we do have solid robust plans and procedures in place for every eventuality. Our offices are still open as usual, at time of writing.
For clarity, if you would like to see the latest government guidelines for your safety, please click on this link : https://bit.ly/3b7eOWu
We are following a strict procedure and are not having any physical contact with clients that visit us, remaining at a distance and hand washing and sanitizing immediately afterwards.
All members of staff have their own antibacterial gels, including those who conduct the viewings and the valuations.
We take our responsibility extremely seriously!
We will only conduct viewings at properties with buyers who have not shown any signs, at all, of the illness. We are restricting viewers to just two people at a time (sometimes whole families turn up which is, at this time, not acceptable). We are restricting each viewing to 15 minutes; we don’t want buyers to linger unnecessarily. Before entering a property, we are sanitizing our own hands and those of the buyers along with us wearing protective, disposable gloves to conduct the viewing. We are also asking that no children under the age of 11 come to the viewing. I know this sounds a bit mean, but, again from experience, we do find that younger children can be little rascals when it comes to not touching things!
The market remains busy at the time of writing, lets hope this continues. In the meantime, we will continue to monitor and update our internal processes in line with the Government guidance and advise you when necessary.
We at Falcon, will continue to work extremely hard for all our clients. We want to reassure all who have dealings with Falcon that we have all the necessary policies, procedures and technology in place to continue to market the properties that have been entrusted to us. We have a strong cloud-based operating infrastructure in place to keep our business running during any situation that arises, even working from home.
Whatever you wish to communicate with us about, carry out a viewing, get an update as to how your property purchase or sale is going, report a maintenance problem on a lettings property or ask us to carry out an appraisal/valuation on a property you are looking to sell, we are here for you.
Whatever happens over the coming weeks or months, whether we are still working out of our office or working remotely, the important thing is – we are still working – we are here to help you.
We will not compromise our service to you.
If you are one of our valued clients and your own personal situation / health change then do please let us know.
Should you have any concerns or queries do please call us.
Thank you for understanding.
David Vernon FNAEA
At Falcon we want to share some fantastic property related articles and we aim for this to happen over the next few weeks.
The Falcon Blog will include interesting statistics regarding the property market, as well as useful hints and tips when you are looking to sell or buy a property.
Keep your eyes open for the first update coming soon.
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