A Look Back at April 2020

I thought it would be interesting to make a comparison of where we are now compared to 12 months ago, so went back to my corresponding blog entry from April 2020:-

“It is heartening to see confirmed cases of Covid-19 flattening across Victoria and in particular the Geelong region where there has only been a few new cases reported in the last 10 days. Panic buying has declined sharply too and most supermarkets are now almost fully stocked again. So now it becomes a bit of a waiting game. We wait for key indicators which will signify a gradual loosening of restrictions and some semblance of return to normality. But in the meantime we have all had to adapt to new ways of doing things. Home schooling, zoom meetings and eating in, amongst them. We are now starting to get used to this ‘new normal’ and with it comes the realisation that the world hasn’t stopped. People will still want to buy, to sell, to upsize or downsize, escape their parents, take advantage of the first home buyer incentives on offer – or in other words – to keep life moving.”

This time 12 months ago we were in lockdown, most of us were working from home and the prevalent mood was one of uncertainty as to what the future would hold and how our industry would weather the pandemic. Happily, the Geelong market is as strong as it has ever been, buyers are out in force and with the exception of a few Government check in requirements it is business as usual here at Maxwell Collins.

Until next week,
Nick Lord