Today’s market is changing. Every crisis presents opportunities for both experienced investors and new investors who are willing to take action.
Watch as we discuss the market of the moment and opportunities to create wealth through real estate, why investing in real estate builds wealth and how to get started in investing in real estate.
As we navigate through this uncharted territory, please know that my team and I are here as a resource to you and your family. We are here to listen and to offer guidance, support, and care, and to provide you with insight into the current housing market, and its potential trajectory.
Just as restaurants are increasingly offering delivery services and many businesses have adapted a work-from-home model, the real estate world is making many transitions.
Specifically, The Curtin Team is pivoting in the following ways:
Holding Our Home Selling/Staging/Home Prep Workshops Virtually
Rather than meeting in-person, you can grab a pen, paper and your favorite pair of pajamas and join us online to gain insight into the home-selling process. We will discuss the market and what we can expect it to look like in the coming months, how to prepare your home for sale, staging tips, which repairs, if any, are worth making to your home, and much more.
Offering Virtual Buyer and Seller Consultations
FaceTime listing consultations are business as (un)usual. Using a cellphone, sellers can walk through each room in their house, just as we would have during an in-person appointment. We advise on how to prepare the home for sale and create a detailed plan to follow and update us on through cellphone photographs.
Conducting Video Walk-Throughs
Our buyer specialists are not only conducting virtual buyer consultations, but they are also shooting personalized videos of the homes that may be a fit for their buyers. It goes without saying that our team is doing the same for the list-side.
Taking on Exclusive Listings
As we are now in the Spring market, there are a number of qualified buyers who are eager to make a move. Understandably with everything going on, many sellers wish to wait before putting their home on the market, though they still hope to sell during the summer. With this in mind, we are prepared to sign more “exclusive listings,” rather than doing a full MLS listing, where the home would accumulate days on market. For our exclusive listings, we connect with serious buyers through our Realtor and Consumer database networks. Using video walk-throughs, interactive floor plans, and professional photography, we hold our “first showing,” which weeds out the unserious buyers, or “lookers.”
Embracing Change As A Team
In our conscientious efforts to embrace the “new normal,” we have grown even closer as a team. Like many of you, our agents and employees who have children are homeschooling, while also working flex hours from home. Video conferencing has since become our best friend, as it allows us to collaborate and continue helping you all while practicing social distancing. As leaders in our market, The Curtin Team serves as a guide to the Real Estate Community. As such, we are thoughtfully developing and tweaking our practices to reflect the market, while prioritizing our clients and their safety.
In the coming weeks, we will continue to watch our world alter, which is no easy task, but we are ultimately defined by how we deal with such changes. As you hopefully find yourself with downtime, I encourage you to read the short story, “Who Moved My Cheese?” as it reflects the extended metaphor for how we react to change, even when it is unwelcome.
Below is a list of some resources and tools to make things a little easier during the COVID-19 outbreak:
- Managing Expenses for Small Business Owners Webinar – Register Here To Join Us Online
- The Secrets to Wealth Webinar – Register Here To Join Us Online
- Curtin Team Cares application; if someone needs help, you don’t have to be a client
- Local resturants are delivering for free
- Free Peloton yoga, meditation and workouts
- Free advanced Google Hangouts
Please let us know how you’re doing and again, don’t hesitate to reach out with anything you may need, real estate related or otherwise:
Joanne 404.729.5872 or Tom 404.729.5862, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Curtin Team values people above all else and I sincerely mean it when I say that we are here for you.
From securing financing, to addressing common fears and myths about buying, to analyzing 2020 market conditions, this workshop covers it all. Are you a renter who’s unsure whether making the leap into a home is the right call this year? The pros and cons of renting and buying will be discussed, and a mortgage lender will be there to explain the pre-qualification process to first-time buyers.
For those who already own a home, come find out how to best use your equity when looking for a new place. The workshop will be instructive for people in any time frame. Brunch will also be provided. If you’re looking to buy very soon, have you checked all your boxes? If you’re planning to buy later on, what can you do to prepare in the meantime?
We hope you take advantage of this wonderful learning opportunity. If you have any questions for me, or you want to get in touch with Tyler, please call or send an email. We’d be happy to hear from you.
Spring is here, and the housing market is heating up. If you’re looking to purchase a home in 2018, you won’t want to miss out on this FREE informational seminar. You’ll hear best practices from the combined wisdom of hundreds of successful first-time home buyers from financing and First-Time Home Buying programs, to a successful purchase. We want to help you gain confidence and leave with a plan in place. Attendance is free, however space is limited. Join us for a wealth of information at Roswell’s friendliest gathering place Crazy Love Coffee. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.
In this FREE seminar, we will take you through the PROVEN path to home ownership. Saturday April 21 from 2pm-4pm. All are welcome!
1. Fears vs. facts about buying a home
2. Realities of our market today
3. Six simple steps to home ownership
5. Next steps so you can be in a home in a time frame you want
Register early! The first 5 people to sign up will receive a FREE copy of Your First Home book.