New digital inspections for renters and buyers to combat COVID-19

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first_img MORE: The perfect place to self-isolate Digital Inspections mean renters and buyers can “walk through” the home of their choice no matter where they are during these unprecedented times.Renters and homebuyers will still be able to conduct inspections of homes with the launch of new digital inspections via realestate.com.au after major COVID-19 restrictions were put in place by the Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:52Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWays of limiting the spread of COVID-19 at home00:53More from newsCOVID-19 renovation boom: How much Aussies are spending to give their houses a facelift during the pandemic3 days agoWhizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-197 days ago Andrew Winter’s discontent leads to bulldozers Realestate.com.au announced the launch hours after Mr Morrison restricted group open-for-inspections alongside a raft of activities being curbed to help Australia flatten the spread of coronavirus. Digital Inspections would see real estate agents use videos – either shot professional or even via iPhone or mobile phone walk-throughs – which would be available to renters and buyers via ‘Inspections’ sections of Buy and Rent listings on realestate.com.au. REA Group chief sales officer, Kul Singh said it was the first of the new features that would be rolled out to support the property market through unprecedented times.“We want our customers and consumers to know that the property market is still open for business and inspections remain open online. We’re doing everything in our power to support the long-term success of the industry.” “Digital Inspections is the first of our new features to help the market adapt to the evolving conditions. We all have a responsibility to flatten the curve when it comes to the spread of COVID-19 and we are focused on helping our customers continue to operate their businesses in a safe environment.”REA Group GM Core Products Tim Bradley said turnaround time for the new feature was key to help consumers.“We mobilised a small team to bring this feature to market as quickly as possible to help our customers successfully adapt to the rapidly changing conditions.”“Digital Inspections is a really user friendly feature – the videos can be professional or even a walk-through taken on a phone. It’s the perfect solution to taking buyers and renters on a digital tour of properties to help them discover features they would normally see when attending a traditional open-for-inspection.”The feature is set to go live on the app in coming days. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER Sweeping changes for real estate off coronavirus restrictionslast_img read more

Roberto Martinez: In-form Everton star still some way away from fulfilling full potential

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first_img1 Ross Barkley Midfielder Ross Barkley rediscovering his best form is welcome news for Everton, but manager Roberto Martinez believes he is a long way from fulfilling his potential.All the evidence from the England international’s eight appearances so far this season, in which he has already scored three times, point to a return to the scintillating form he showed 18 months ago.Barkley scored just twice last season and Martinez believes a knee injury on the eve of that campaign left the 21-year-old playing catch-up and trying too hard to reproduce his magic.JOEY BARTON ON ROSS BARKLEY: ‘HE CAN BECOME THE BEST WE’VE EVER SEEN IN THIS COUNTRY!’But a summer of rest and proper preparation has rejuvenated the player, who has just racked up his 100th appearance for the club.“Ross is in a very good moment of form,” said Martinez.“He has a real good mindset and it is incredible he has already reached that landmark – 100 games is an incredible figure.“I see Ross as a very enthusiastic footballer who wants to get better and he hasn’t fulfilled his potential yet.“But he is focused on the next game and he is narrowing his aims and objectives into achievable goals so in that respect I have no worries about Ross.“His mindset is perfect to carry on having big impacts in games and being important for the team, as he has been so far.“He came back after a very good summer in which he was able to switch off from football and I think all the lessons we had as a team in Europe (last season) in particular Ross, as an individual, made him a better player.“We all know the quality he has. When you add good decision-making on that package of physical presence and technical ability is when Ross is at his very best.“Good decision-making depends on many things. It is how good the team is playing, how easy it is to play with players around him and that natural approach of being able to be yourself.“All those aspects have come together and Ross is enjoying his football and when he is enjoying his football he can show the level he has.”last_img read more