NI estate agents have said they are upbeat about demand in the market as the housing market reopened yesterday.
Agencies said they had reopened their outlets to "pent-up demand" from both movers and buyers after shutting up shop on March 23.
Simon Brien of Simon Brien Residential said: "When it was announced that viewings could resume the volume of calls we received was massive."
He said one property had 26 viewings yesterday, with the first viewer putting in a bid over the asking price.
"Our new developments are getting ready to launch too and one development, at Glen Manor in Glengormley, has had over 400 people register interest in it. Ashbourne Manor, Carrickfergus, is in exactly the same position."
New stock is also flowing onto the market, he said, with valuation requests also up "across the whole province".
James Hagan of Ballyclare housebuilder Hagan Homes said there was appetite for new-builds. "If we look at our own activity, Hagan Homes has 25 new properties across NI to hand over between now and the end of June. These were, in the majority, confirmed pre Covid-19. Only four of those homebuyers have had to pull out - two because of reasons unrelated to the pandemic and a further two because of financial restraints due to furloughing.
"Looking further ahead our phase two will see us hand over 40 homes and to date just one of those buyers has had to withdraw. Transactions across the sector have naturally been put on hold but there is still demand for new homes."
Neil Templeton, a director at Templeton Robinson, said: "The phones haven't stopped all day. In east Belfast, we already have a practically full diary for the rest of this week, while in Ballyhackamore, our office has around 65 viewings and 20 valuations booked in for the rest of the week.
"We've also experienced a significant spike in enquiries at our offices in North Down and in Lisburn and diaries are filling up fast. We're seeing plenty of pent up demand and we most certainly have hit the ground running."
Meanwhile Art O'Hagan, managing director of estate agents CPS, and a member of the Guild of Property Professionals, said the market was "buoyant".
"Lenders are in the market at lower interests than ever before lending up to 85% and 90% in some cases, construction companies have been back on site this past four weeks and schedules of works for completions are trying to be caught up again.
"With the retail sector back in operation footfall has instantly increased, so the branches are busy again.
"All of the CPS branch network along with the Guild-approved members in Northern Ireland have very strict personal protective equipment guidelines in place to ensure our staff and valued customers are protected."