Inspecting homes in 2021

With some property inspections subject to social distancing restrictions, inspecting homes for sale or for rent is taking on a new life. If you haven’t attended an inspection recently, here are some of the ways we are all adapting to inspecting properties in 2021. 

Virtual inspections 

Virtual inspections are a great way to help expedite the decision process to buy or rent a property. A virtual inspection could be a pre-recorded walkthrough style video available from the property listing,  or a live video feed with the property manager or agent.  You might even ask a trusted friend to inspect the property on your behalf. Either way, using the technology available is a great way to inspect a property from anywhere when you can’t (or are restricted from) physically attending an inspection. 

Registering for inspections 

The days of walking straight into a home open for inspection are no more. These days registering for an inspection is a must in order for agents to manage the number of people attending an open inspection based on restriction guidelines, as well as being able to conduct effective contact tracing should the need arise. If you’re keen to visit a property, make sure you get in touch with the agent or property manager and follow their recommendations so you don’t miss out on inspecting the property that could become your next home. 

Socially distanced inspections

Expect to wear a mask at any property inspection, regardless of the current government recommendations, so make sure you have a mask ready to use when you arrive at the front door. Also expect to sanitise, register your visit and stay socially distanced from other people at the inspection. You may find yourself given a few minutes to yourself in the property, depending on the amount of other people attending the inspection, or you may be able to wander freely while respecting required distancing guidelines. If you’re not sure, check in with the agent or property manager to make sure you are keeping yourself and others safe.

Physical private inspections 

Private inspections can be arranged during certain time periods with the agent so make sure you are following their guidelines. Surfaces must be disinfected and doors should also be opened prior to the inspection so you won’t need to touch anything. If you’re unsure, just ask the agent to help you out. 

While the home inspections are certainly different post COVID-19, you can expect to be using one of these methods to inspect properties virtually and creatively with the extra precautions when attending property inspections. 


Managing Director – New Vision Financial Services & New Vision Real Estate After years in the banking, finance & commercial sector Chris noticed that the industry needed a company with a personal touch that offered their customers a complete solution. In 2015 New Vision Financial Services was created to allow our consultants to use their experience (including approving and structuring large complex commercial transactions through to basic home loans) and to concentrate on offering a personalised service to their clients. With the growth and success of New Vision Financial Services a decision was made in 2019 to launch New Vision Real Estate to provide an end to end solution for client weather they be first home buyers or seasoned investors. Chris has built a team at New Vision Financial Services and New Vision Real Estate that have access to over 70 different lenders, insurers, lawyers, accountants and financial planners giving you more flexibility when making a decision. We offer a full service Real Estate agency offering Sales, Leasing, New Developments, House & Land and Commercial. Call me anytime on 0433 181 544 or email The team at New Vision Financial Services have access to over 70 different lenders, giving you more flexibility when making a decision. Our consultants have had extensive experience within the banking, financial and corporate sector. At New Vision Financial Services we specialise in finance lending for home, investment, business, commercial, asset, debtor and many other requirements. As New Vision Financial Services has progressed, we have developed strong relationships with professional service providers such as; Financial Planners, Accountants, Settlement Agents, Leasing & Equipment Providers, Debt Management Specialists and any more to allow our clients access to a complete suite of services.