In the past 65 days, a single Border real estate agency processed 390 rental applications.
Professionals Wodonga managing director Terry Hill said this figure showed the coronavirus crisis had not stopped the demand for rentals being effectively "an all-time high".
"We've processed more applications over the last six weeks than I can remember, and I've had the business since 2005," he said.
"Regardless of what's happening out in the climate, people still need a roof over their head, so whether they're looking at buying or whether they're looking at renting, they still require somewhere to live."
Agents are preparing to host open for inspections at Wodonga properties this weekend following Victoria's easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
At least 34 Wodonga homes are listed for opening on Saturday or Sunday while Albury houses opened for viewing for the first time in six weeks last weekend.
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Mr Hill said despite being limited to private appointments and operating under strict protocols, house sales had continued.
"The volume of inquiry has been down, but the quality of the people that we're actually dealing with - they're ready to buy," he said.
Elders Real Estate Albury-Wodonga director Jamie Maynard believed the Wodonga return of open homes would be successful, especially given the overall easing of restrictions.
"I think a lot of people are going to be out and about," he said.
"Now sometimes it may be to cure boredom but definitely I believe people will be out and about.
"They've had a great opportunity to sit down and discuss their future plans and now they've going to have the ability to go out and look at houses."
Mr Maynard said regional property markets had not experienced the issues seen in the capital cities and the coronavirus situation had helped generate Border interest among city buyers.
"I think, if anything, we may see a boost in pricing over the next six months coming in to regional Victoria," he said.
"You don't need to be in an office environment, you can work remotely from home and definitely that could give the opportunity for city people to move into the country and still operate their jobs from a home base."
PJ Murphy Real Estate business manager Mark Boehm said both higher end and more affordable homes had attracted interest ahead of this weekend's open for inspections.
"It certainly gives everyone a bit of reassurance, both buyers and sellers," he said.
All the Border agents said following the various requirements in recent months often meant a change in procedure.
"We've had to find other ways to do things, it's been good, been a learning curve," Mr Boehm said.
"We have a virtual 3D tour that we've been using for years, about four years, but it's certainly become a popular tool all of a sudden that vendors certainly want because it just means less traffic through homes.
"I think everyone's trying to find a way to do that."