So, you’re currently interested in buying a new house. You’ve surveyed different properties and picked a suitable home that matches your requirements. You’ve contacted the developer, chosen your preferred unit and maybe even gotten your loan approved. Everything seems to be going smoothly; one of the only things left to do before booking is to visit the sales gallery/show unit.
But how are you supposed to do this amidst the COVID-19 virus outbreak? Don’t let this stop you from continuing your property buying journey! Read on to find out more.
To combat the COVID-19 outbreak in Malaysia, the Malaysian government has recently imposed a movement control order (MCO) for a period of 14 days, effective from 18th March until 31st March 2020.
However, don’t panic! MCO is nothing like a total lockdown at all. Unlike extensive lockdowns faced by Italy and China, you can still go out and buy basic necessities (e.g. food). In simpler words, a lockdown means that everything comes to a halt - there will be no movements of people across the country. All shops and even public transportation will be halted. On the other hand, MCO is a controlled measure to enforce social distancing, which is an important public health intervention to stop the disease transmission, by maintaining a distance of at least a metre between yourself and others.
Let us break it down for you:
Movement control order:
The bottom line is: you can still go out in public, but at the same time, you should also be mindful to avoid crowded places and mass gatherings.
The process of buying a property does not stop here. Despite the temporary closure of sales galleries/show units and roadshows during this period, most businesses have now maximised off-site and online services to connect with customers. Therefore, from the comforts of your home, you can take advantage of this situation by spending more time online-checking relevant information about your desired property, as well as contacting sales representatives digitally via hotline/WhatsApp/online chatbots.
At NuProp, we make your property buying journey easier, faster, and safer. After sending your interest through our portal, we are here to satisfy your pre-purchasing journey by:
It's a given that sanitary measures are prioritised in all sales gallery/show unit premises. Cleaning and disinfection routines are increased, temperature checks are to be carried out upon entry, and guests are provided easy access to hand sanitisers throughout the building. With these extra steps to ensure your safety and health, perhaps you can feel a little comfort amidst this time of uncertainty.
However, it's also equally important to play your part by being responsible. Guidelines and rules are essential as preventive measures, but the responsibility of each individual is the key to prevent the spread of this virus. Thus, upon your visit to sales galleries/show units post-MCO, it’s crucial to comply with the Dos and Don’ts to ensure a smooth, harm-free meeting.
In response to MCO, many sales galleries are temporarily closed until the 31st of March 2020. NuProp offers alternative measures to smoothen your property pre-purchasing journey. As a property buyer, you can:
By adhering to standard precautions and guidelines, you can still continue your journey to buy your dream home. Start by browsing new properties here!
Keep calm, maintain good hygiene, and stay safe!