…and we are here for you
As we all navigate the uncharted waters of life in the midst of a Global Pandemic, everyone is on the hunt for information, answers, a sense of normalcy, and maybe even a hug. It is a surreal time to be residing on the planet Earth. Over the course of the last couple of months we have all been forced to really evaluate where we were and where we want to be headed. The State of California has been under Shelter in Place orders for over two months. Reopening is now being tried, discussed, and argued, but overall it’s still far from normal. Regardless, what is the most important part of sheltering in place? Having a place to shelter, right? Which is why residential and commercial real estate were listed as part of the country’s “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce,” in a statement by the Department of Homeland Security. Does this mean it’s business as usual for our team here at Dani Blain Real Estate? No, definitely not. Does it mean we are finding new ways to buy and sell homes, while keeping people safe, and still making connections with people to help them grow – one property at a time, well… yes, yes it does.
Our agents have quickly learned to adjust to new and changing best practices when it comes to buying and selling homes. Instead of Open Houses, we are hosting IGTV and Facebook Live tours of homes. We have upped our virtual tour game, as well as shifted the majority of our client interactions from in person, to virtual. If we have a serious potential buyer that has decided after virtual tours that they need to see a home in person before signing on the dotted line, we are following the regulations set forth by the California Association of Realtors; only one agent and two visitors from the same household are allowed in the house at a time. We are also wearing gloves and disinfecting door knobs, keys and locks, and we are of course urging clients to touch as few surfaces as possible, maintaining a minimum of 6’ of distance, and going over specifics of the home and questions before and after the showing over the phone or on a conferencing app in order to minimize time in the home. It is much different than the way we did business three months ago, but then again, we are all going about life in this new COVID-19 era in a completely different way than we did three months ago.
Despite the challenges we are all facing, we still have people that are ready to sell and we have highly motivated buyers. With many employers shifting the way their teams are going to operate throughout the course of this Pandemic, we will see many employees remain in a work from home situation. If our homes are now also going to double as our offices, now more than ever, we need to be in a home that we love. A home that fits our needs and provides us respite during this period of unknowns and uncertainties. A home that we can make memories in, and that will serve as a backdrop to the milestones of life. We are confident that we can match our clients with their dream homes, even in a less than dream-like situation.
At Dani Blain Real Estate, above all else, we have always put people first. During times like these, we are reminded by the hard work we have seen in our agents that this team is committed to their clients and our community. We know that we are collectively experiencing a very challenging time. We want our clients and potential clients to know that our agents are ready to help you buy or sell your new home today. We know that every real estate transaction is always something that comes with a great deal of emotion – and everyone’s emotions are a little raw these days, so our agents are here to meet with compassion and give everyone a solid dose of grace throughout the process. We will do everything in our power to keep our clients and our agents safe and healthy (both physically and emotionally,) to help make your real estate dreams come true.