“Prices cannot collapse”, says president of Fnaim

Capital: What is the impact of containment on property sales?

Jean-Marc Torrollion: Until March 15, we were on a very dynamic activity, with a shortage of housing supply in certain cities. We then forecast a rate of 950,000 sales for this year. But today we are in a period of non-market. I don’t think a lot of sales or construction will take place in the next 15 days. However, we do not observe a wave of disengagement on sales promises, or cancellation. It is always possible to prepare your real estate project: even confined agents can be reached. We are also thinking with notaries and state services about implementing new solutions so that transactions can continue to be done remotely in the coming weeks. This is important for the cash flow of our companies, but also for the emoluments of the notaries themselves.

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Capital: Is the real estate sector threatened economically?

Jean-Marc Torrollion: Of course, we fear that some companies will close their doors. This is why we absolutely need to benefit from partial unemployment, and from the corporate solidarity fund. The vast majority of professionals work in small structures, SMEs or VSEs, which should be eligible. March, April and May are usually the months when the most property deals are made. I expect a big brake on activity, which will be much more severe than during the 2008 crisis. Admittedly, the number of visitors to our advertising sites has decreased by 25%. But this still relative decline also means that many future buyers continue to pay attention to the real estate market. We are already preparing for the resumption of activity, even if in my opinion, it does not

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