These are different times. And every day we are adapting as rules change. I decided to host a Virtual Open House at a listing as my clients really want the house promoted. Initially I was going to go to the house and do it with the husband. But, then we got a stay in place order and our State Association told us we must not be having any one on one meetings with clients as part of that stay in place order.
What to do? Well I made my client an admin on my Facebook Business Page, you can find it by searching Facebook for either Nick Vandekar, Long & Foster Real Estate. or @BuyingAMainLineHome, in Facebook it is all lower case, not sure if that matters.
My clients asked me to advertise it as much as possible and enter it in the MLS so that an alert would go out via sites like Zillow etc. So I looked to see how I might do that, but mention it was virtual. There is a comments section under all the times so it allowed me to give links to the virtual tour, and the YouTube video and say it was going to be a Virtual Facebook Live event
This morning my manager calls saying she had received a complaint that I was hosting an open house and had plastered the neighborhood with signs, which was not true at all, and I was not social distancing, which also was not true. I explained what we were doing and how I was doing it and she gave me her blessing.
I had an agent email saying her client told her I was holding an Open House, was I still going to do it. I explained what we were going to do and she friended me, liked my business page and watched.
Anyway, as an admin, my clients could film and comment on the house during the Facebook Live event and I was on line at the same time answering any questions that might arise. I also shared it as a watch party whilst it was going on, which got more people on line watching as well.
It was interesting, this is all new, and I am adapting as I am going along. We had different numbers of people who came on during the event. Sheri Sperry - MCNE® visited, thank you very much. Several people shared it. Then after the event I saw more people sharing it. I am getting texts from agents with comments now as well whilst I write this post.
We are going to do another one tomorrow at the same time, in the same way. Maybe different people will see it, and or others will tell people about it too. Who knows, we will see.
Stay safe, stay healthy. And if you are wanting to buy or sell on The Main Line or in Tredyffrin Easttown area, contact Nick Vandekar. Selling The Main Line with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., office 610-225-7400(currently closed) or text and cell 610-203-4543 working remotely, Nick@VandekarTeam.com. I am using Zoom for video calls if you have a question of want to discuss how to get your home ready for sale, and technology to sell the homes we currently have listed.