What are we doing to help in our community? Thanks for asking Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 - we both appreciate this challenge.
Positive Marketing Messages.
Currently, most of our marketing messages are reminders to connect with nature. We're fortunate our brand, Nature As Neighbors, echoes the same sentiment. We've even had people reach out to us and thank us for the type of messages we've been sharing. Here is a new video we shared today.
And, here is a recent Story post where shared for FaceBook and Instagram.
This is an ad we'll be running soon in local real estate magazines.
Checking in with clients, friends, and family. We are happy to report most are doing very well.
In addition to marketing, we are connecting with our clients via telephone and text messages to say hello, and ask the simple question "How are you doing?" Happily, most are doing very well, and have great attitudes about the shelter-in-place mandate. People are, for the most part, so resilient. Plus, many live in wonderful homes surrounded by nature. Shameless plug, we admit.
Helping those who need a boost.
One of our clients, also my (Debb) hairdresser, is a shop owner in downtown Camas. She has two children in college and is her family's breadwinner. We know she is feeling the financial stress of not working. Therefore, a group of her clients, me included, pre-purchased services to help out until she can reopen.
The Camas Spring Garden show, normally held in early May, is also canceled. A number of growers and artists will be missing their anticipated boost in spring sales. A good way to help is to purchase items from their websites or Etsy online shops. And, that's exactly what we did recently. Three new pottery totem poles are now at home in our garden, and various plants are waiting to find their feet in the dirt.
There are many little things we can do everyday. Checking in with others, supporting local business, donating to food banks, it all adds up. Resilience, optimism, and giving where we can never goes out of style.
In closing, Margaret has asked us to reach out to a former Active Rain member. The person who often comes to mind is Debbie Reynolds. Knowing Debbie, she's busy helping other agents navigate real estate during these unusual times. However, maybe she will write a quick post to fill us in - if she has time. No pressure, Debbie, but it is worth 500 points. Hahahahaha.