Real estate has always been a business centered on human interaction with people being in other people’s homes, congregating in groups, and exploring new places for the next step. Our definition of human interaction was challenged by COVID safety concerns in 2020, and has been evolving ever since.
Our company is hyper-focused on always serving buyers, sellers, as well as agents to the absolute best of our ability. Our cutting-edge training for our staff and agents, real-time market analysis, and unparalleled knowledge on the impact these changes will have for future and current homeowners, as well as the implementation of safety protocols, are all ways we have been keeping real estate safe. Our agents conduct every in-person meeting safely and are able to conduct buyer and seller consultation meetings virtually just as an additional step in protecting our most valued asset: our clients.
Below you’ll find our TV commercial focused on our 2020 safety practices as well as tools and tactics we implemented as part of the Safety Initiative to protect sellers, buyers, and our agents.
Selling your home under normal circumstances can be a bit intimidating- the process, knowing that people you don’t know will be in your home, the prospect of packing everything… we get it. We have always taken those concerns off our client’s shoulders due to the unmatched experience, training, and knowledge that our agents offer our sellers. Now more than ever we are here to help.
We have been handling showings by following recommended CDC guidelines. We have published a recommended protocols for our REALTORS to follow and have made the signs below available for showing blocks.
We have been helping buyers take the necessary steps to minimize exposure to the virus while attending showings. We recommend that buyers and their agents wear masks, gloves, and booties if available/required by sellers, and should confirm with the listing agent that no one in the home has any symptoms of COVID-19, and we also advise buyers and their agents to be flexible if the listing agent has specific protocols to follow per the seller’s requirements. Buyers should not touch anything in the house including light switches, cabinets, doorknobs, drawer pulls, or bathrooms.
Sadly since the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been an increase in cybercrime. Buyers have been duped into wiring deposits or entire down payments to a hacker. To avoid this, follow these recommended steps:
- Be very careful emailing any financial information. You may think you are just sending the numbers to a trusted friend or colleague but unfortunately, email servers are not always secure.
- Emails from contacts you do not know may very well be a scam. If you do not know the sender delete the email and do not open any attachments.
- If you do know the sender but something doesn’t seem right when in doubt, call them and make sure the email is legitimate.
- NEVER wire anything without first verbally confirming with your REALTOR first!
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