Buyers are finding new ways to connect with their future neighbours, turning to social media as a means to build relationships prior to moving in.
Purchasers at Savana, an inspiring new residential community powered by AVID Property Group, are connecting via WhatsApp to keep in touch during the development phase.
After meeting when purchasing their lots in May 2016, the group of 25 buyers vowed to keep in touch. The WhatsApp group sees soon-to-be Savana residents digitally growing their community to ensure a smooth transition once move-in day arrives.
Sandeep Singh and his wife Kulwinder Kaur have enjoyed sharing the journey with their newly found friends and neighbours.
“I’ve always placed importance on developing strong community relationships and this has been a great way for us to kick things off. Since connecting via WhatsApp, we’ve also started a Facebook group for the residents of Savana, a platform that we can continue to use once we settle in,” says Mr. Sandeep.
The virtual group isn’t just connecting Melburnians, it’s building relationships with Savana buyers originally from New South Wales, including first home owners and young families.
General Manager of AVID Property Group, Paul O’Brien, says they’ve seen a definite increase in the number of Sydneysiders relocating to Melbourne in search of an affordable investment that’s close to transport.
“Savana’s easy commute to Melbourne CBD, along with its approachable price point, has seen each release sell out in a matter of days, gaining particular interest from an interstate market.“With a strong sense of community already developing, we’ve been delighted to hear of the modern ways Melbourne buyers and beyond are engaging to develop meaningful relationships,” says Mr O’Brien.
According to a recent study on interstate migration by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, figures reflect that buyers have flocked to Victoria in search of a better lifestyle at an affordable price point.
IT Specialist, Ankur Dhir, says he is making the move to Melbourne this year to break into the property market after facing challenges in New South Wales surrounding a suitable location and soaring house prices.
“Savana provided the perfect solution for me and my family. Not only does it suit our budget, but its location provides easy access to my office in the CBD, without having to be surrounded by the craziness of city living,” Mr Dhir says.
Situated on the banks of picturesque Werribee River, Savana is within close proximity to Wyndham Vale Train Station allowing an easy 35-minute commute into the city. Also a stones throw away from Manor Lakes Shopping Centre, Savana ensures residents have everything they need at their doorstep.
Attracting buyers that are already bonding over their new postcode, Savana is set to see a tight-knit group flourish into a thriving community.