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.