What we Can do for Others

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

This is unprecedented times that we have never seen before.    Some households are ordered to "stay at home" with parents working from home, and children at home needing to do school work.    I personally could not imagine trying to do all this and having to keep the kiddos busy and out of trouble too.

 

The BEST example of helping others was in my very own neighborhood.   I have many elderly neighbors and many have underlying conditions.   I don't, so I ask all of those I know what they need at the grocery store before I go.   Sure feels good to know they don't have to get out and possibly contract this awful disease.  We have already had a few ambulances this past couple of weeks, and hope they are OK.

 

Shortly after the mandated "stay at home" orders, I started texting those in my contact list - friends, clients, industry partners, etc.    I heard no one with COVID positive results, and luckily, no one KNEW of anyone with it.   BUT, did hear a couple of my clients had been diagnosed with cancer, one had surgery, the other was on the schedule for surgery.  Some texted back, but some called me, and was so nice to chat.

 

I heard from some of my clients that were nervous about paying their mortgage due to losing their jobs, so it felt good just to listen to them.    Some may be calling to list in the near future.

 

Some of my favorite REALTOR friends are becoming so frustrated with the business, clients, etc. and need to talk.    But NOT to clients, they can call me to vent, as we should be strong, and positive in these times.     We are so used to getting together once a month, we have talked about doing a "Google Hangout" happy hour, just to see everyone.  I was going to have a Zoom meeting, but the free account only allows for 40 minutes.   That would not be long enough for us!   Another friend said maybe meeting for a hamburger or coffee and parking close but 6 feet away, and getting caught up.  We have shared options on how to get listings shown, when we are not allowed to have "in-person" showings at this time.  We also keep each other updated on new rules that hit the industry, as they were coming out almost daily.

 

It has given us time to take webinars, learn new techniques and programs, and some have attained new designations and/or certifications.  All helpful to our future business!

 

 

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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Hi there Joan. Good for you. You're doing exactly what you should be doing right now. Yay. 

Apr 18, 2020 09:21 AM #15
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Joan Cox
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Debb, we need to do what we can to keep our business moving down the road.

Apr 18, 2020 09:33 AM #16
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Roy Kelley
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We were happy to hear from my sister who offered to do some grocery shopping for us on Monday. Dolores and I are staying at home for the month.

Apr 18, 2020 11:11 AM #17
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Joan Cox
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Roy, glad someone can go grocery shopping for you, so you and Dolores can stay home.

Apr 18, 2020 11:29 AM #18
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Hi Joan- what you're doing sounds good to me. We've taken some baked goods to our neighbors and offered to pick things up for them. Thank goodness for today's forms of communications.  

Apr 18, 2020 04:59 PM #19
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Joan Cox
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Kathy, if I baked, I would take my neighbors the goodies too! 

Apr 18, 2020 05:48 PM #20
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James Dray
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Morning Joan.

Innovation, out of the box thinking will go a long way, when the stay at home mandate is over.

Apr 19, 2020 01:04 AM #21
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Joan Cox
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James, I am sure many will be happy to be able to get out again, once it is safe.

Apr 19, 2020 06:42 AM #22
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Thanks for your entry Joan Cox  This one is important:

 "We also keep each other updated on new rules that hit the industry, as they were coming out almost daily."

 

Apr 19, 2020 06:52 AM #23
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Joan Cox
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Thanks Margaret, it is important to stay on top of rules.

Apr 19, 2020 05:42 PM #24
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Dan Hopper
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 , no doubt you will always "step up to the plate" (of course, the Rockies cannot at this time) and use your innovative thinking to make it better!!  Stay safe out there.... and I am enjoying my 30 day staycation ... hmm, thinking about extending it 30 more days.

Apr 21, 2020 09:31 AM #25
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Joan Cox
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Dan Hopper when we cannot show homes, and listing homes would have been tough for showings, better to focus on touching base with our clients.   I personally am ready to venture out....cabin fever to the max!   You stay safe! 

Apr 21, 2020 09:40 AM #26
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Dan Hopper
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Yes, Joan ... cabin fever is here, too.  

Apr 21, 2020 09:42 AM #27
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Joan Cox
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Dan Hopper just being able to eat out at the restaurant will be so nice!  

Apr 21, 2020 09:49 AM #28
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Dan Hopper
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AHH .. so very true!!

Apr 21, 2020 09:52 AM #29
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Joan Cox
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Dan, and we are getting closer to that day! 

May 03, 2020 05:13 PM #30
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Joan, chock full of excellent tips for these times.  A hamburger in the parking lot to catch up with friends through the window 6 ft apart, brillant.

May 17, 2020 04:29 PM #31
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Joan Cox
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Kris, our parking lot meet-up was a lot of fun.

May 20, 2020 02:41 PM #32
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I have been calling people, including folks with whom I have had no contact for months. The calls have been: "How are you doing?" calls. My calls have been warmly received...even from people to whom I have had to re-introduce myself since it has been so long since we have been in contact.

I am helping them feel better and they are doing the same for me. 

Jun 01, 2020 07:31 PM #33
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Joan Cox
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John Juarez I was doing the same, and was well-received, and hope your clients were left with a great feeling! 

Jun 02, 2020 06:34 AM #34
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