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.