The world has seen more than its fair share of events so far this decade with the way we now live being dramatically different from just 18 months ago. Changes in how we use technology which were perhaps inevitable have come to fruition faster with more and more of everything we do being done online, be it socialising, working or spending.
In life, standing still actually means you are travelling in reverse, and not wishing to fall behind, we at FN Yamba are always looking at how we can improve our service and do things better, by any means available.
At the end of 2020 we embarked on something very new for this part of the country, an auction programme for the beachside ‘Dunes’ subdivision which was entirely online using the ‘Openn Negotiation’ platform, a provider from WA, and (at the time) little known in NSW. The campaign and results were a resounding success, attracting 30 bidders and noted nationwide. The online system just makes it easier for everyone involved, and that really is all our job as agents is about… To make it as easy as possible for the maximum number of potential buyers to be able to express their interest to own a property.
We will certainly be continuing to strive to improve our business, and to make the process of moving home as easy and efficient as possible.
One thing is for certain is that the old fashioned days of crowds of sticky beakers and bidders posturing (and timewasting) at onsite auctions would certainly appear numbered. Six months on from the dunes land sales, online campaigns are being regularly run up and down the coast by various agencies, and indeed now, others in Yamba.
The success and simplicity was simply too much to ignore.