If there is one thing that 2020 taught us, it’s that times are changing and in some cases that change can be for the better. Doing business in 2020, the traditional way, has been challenging and being creative with the way we work has been key to surviving an unprecedented year.
Taking a leap into the unknown and being creative with a traditional business model in 2021 Cardigan Bay Properties embark on an ambitious new normal for Estate Agency.
With the new rules enforced by the pandemic we learnt that most of our business can be done on-line. Face-to-face meetings, although lovely, can be limited to essential business only, such as viewings and valuations. Everything else can be done via web sites, video conferencing, telephone calls or email. The advantages of running an Estate Agency with these operating principles are numerous:
- Face to face contact between people is limited, reducing unnecessary travel and community spread of Covid-19.
- Less travel immediately means a reduction in our carbon footprint, another essential consideration for any business going forward.
- The new working from home model that we intend to adopt will save money on traditional overheads associated with having fixed premises – and these savings can be passed on to our customers.
- Not having a large high street office also means lower energy and utility usage; again, keeping our carbon footprint lower.
We will be operating from our home office and will be coming to you, rather than expecting you to travel to us. We feel this will be the best and safest way to operate in our current environment and beyond. By working in this way, we aim to future proof our business, meaning that we can keep working, selling your home and talking to prospective buyers, no matter what challenges may come our way in the future. This also means we will be able to keep our overheads down, which in turn means we can pass these savings on to you!