Real Estate Agents Are REAL People

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX 4000 FA100032580

Our job description is "Real Estate Agent"....the first word "REAL" is who we are and what we are.  We are REAL people helping our community buy and sell homes.  When disaster strikes no matter what it is, a tornado, hurricane or the Covid-19 virus, real estates agents are there to help.  We are there at Christmas with a toy drive for those in need.  We are there sponsoring a blood drive, we are there supporting local events, hosting a brunch for teachers and stocking the food bank. Real Estate agents being REAL people who care about the community they serve.

The buyers we have under contract are counting on us to protect the transaction and make sure it closes.  We have had conversations with our sellers explaining the options available to either continue to show their home or take it off the market.  Our office is featuring all our listings on their Facebook page and one of the photographers was available to do Matterport 3D tours. Matterport tours are as good as seeing a house in person.  We are reassuring our community that the real estate business is continuing and if they are interested in buying or selling we are available.

But that is not all we are doing......we are continuing to serve our clients and our community in this time of need.  I have a Facebook business page with over 8500 followers.  Because the local events I use to highlight are canceled, I repost the local restaurants daily specials,  how to do curbside pickup etc.  The restaurants and business are struggling right now and the community can help by ordering takout and buying gift cards to use when they are open again.  

In the neighborhood where I live, the builder's real estate agents sent out a letter to all the residents offering to pick up groceries, medicine or other things that somone may need. My next door neighbor has difficulty walking and uses a walker,  every Wednesday evening I take her trash can to the curb for her. 

To let people know they can still look for a home online, I created this graphic and posted it to my social media sites.

Choose your house online


Posted by

Sandra Mathewson


RE/MAX 4000 Inc.

call or text (970) 261-1686

I am Sandra Mathewson, a full-time Realtor working both as a listing agent and a buyer's agent. I love using the internet to meet people and keep in touch with friends and clients. I write this blog to show you why Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade and surrounding real estate is truly something to be desired.

Visit my website if you are considering buying or selling. You will find it as your best online source of information. How is the market doing? I'll keep you posted with the most current MLS reports. You can also search for homes for sale in Grand Junction (including Fruita, Palisade and surrounding areas). Read about the communities, events and things to do in this great Grand Junction, Colorado Lifestyle.


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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Sandra Mathewson Perfect entry into April's challenge showing many ways the Realtors® are out in the community to help. And I love the graphic you created!

Thank you for sharing!

Apr 06, 2020 08:35 PM #1
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved Loved this post, I had no idea there was a challenge about this Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400  on a side note where is the Feature Button for this great post? Endre

Apr 06, 2020 11:24 PM #2
Realtyna Inc
Realtyna - Newark, DE
Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services

Hello Sandra Mathewson, great post! Agents are plugged-in, knowledgeable members of their communities and they have important roles to play in good times and bad.

Apr 07, 2020 02:41 AM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is a very good time for all of to reach out to members of our community.

Be safe and have a great day.

Apr 07, 2020 06:54 AM #4
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Sandra, Great blog and one that shows  how great of a Realtor you are in your area.  Good Job!


Apr 07, 2020 07:59 AM #5
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

This was my first visit to your blog post and I must say I was impressed. Some new companies think agents can be replaced by an algorithm. This virus situation should answer  a lot of questions...

Happy Tuesday Sandra Mathewson .

Apr 07, 2020 03:44 PM #6
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sandra, nice to see you again, and a solid strong message to send to your readers.  We can and will get past this Covid situation! 

Apr 10, 2020 06:31 AM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Sandra.

Have a very special weekend. Dolores and I are staying at home in the social distancing mode.

Apr 11, 2020 06:49 AM #8
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Sandra, it is interesting to read your post and how you are helping your neighbors and the community. I remember how impressed I was reading your post from many years ago about the Facebook following you had created with local events posting, and now I can see how you are adapting to the new situation - providing helpful info on restaurant specials, curbisde pickups etc. Always pleasant to read your posts.

Apr 12, 2020 05:10 PM #9
Sandra Mathewson
RE/MAX 4000 - Grand Junction, CO

Steffy, It's good to her from you again!  Thank you for reading my post and commenting, I appreciate it!  Yes, I/We all have to adapt to this change and hopefully we can change back soon!  Thank you

Apr 13, 2020 06:05 AM #10
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