Social Connection, Physical Distance-Not Social Distancing

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Who else is tired of hearing the phrase "social distancing"?

Because the reality is we all need social connection, especially during turbulent times. It's physical distancing that's required, not social distancing.

How can we socially connect while maintaining at least 6 feet of space between people? Actually calling someone on the telephone is one. Making FaceTime or Video phone calls is another. Of course, there are also the now-ubiquitous Zoom meeting so people can see each other's smiling faces.

What about writing and mailing a "miss you", "thank you" or "cheer up" greeting card? 

In Campbell, the police have made a new children's birthday tradition of slowly driving by with lights and sirens on to cheer up kids who cannot currently celebrate a traditional gathering of friends.

Some people are placing Happy Faces, "Stay Safe" banners and encouraging messages in their car, business and house windows.

Other neighbors have created cheerful chalk drawings on driveways.

One person even created a "Pop-Up Art Museum and Free Gift Shop!"

How about a Sharing Basket, Free Pantry or "Give One, Take One" Produce Exchange?

Sheltering-In-Place and life in the time of COVID-19 is challenging, yet remember that while physical distancing is necessary for physical health, social connection is essential for mental health. Stay safe...and stay sane.

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Michelle C. Carr-Crowe and the Get Results Team (established by the late legendary Silicon Valley super agent Judy Carr) are known as the "Lynbrook and Cupertino Schools Experts." Coaching clients to success is Michelle's passion, making her and her team creative catalysts for positive change in people's lives. She is a Silicon Valley-based multi-million dollar real estate consultant, author, coach and trainer who works by referral only.

Her designations have included: Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Accredited Consultant of Real Estate (ACRE), Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS)Accredited Staging Professional (ASP)Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE),  Property Marketing Expert (PME), Real Estate CyberSpace Specialist (RECS), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).

Michelle is an internationally-published freelance writer with over 1,200 traditional articles in print and online, co-author of two books on Silicon Valley-specific real estate as well as over 68,000 blog posts on Blogger, ActiveRain, Examiner, FaceBook, Realtor, Trulia, RealBird and others. She enjoys reading, traveling, animals, nature, family, dancing, staging, consulting, coaching and praying. Check out her blog at or visit her online at For RE$ult$ ... Just Call ... (408) 252-8900.



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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michelle.

Around my area, people are placing teddy bears in their front windows.  It put a smile on the children and their parents who are walking around the neighborhood.  Carol Williams here you go

Apr 26, 2020 01:51 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900 now, more than ever, social connections are most important.... mentally, socially, emotionally AND financially.... Stay connected socially....

 Physical distancing is how we will all survive this.....

Apr 26, 2020 03:54 AM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Michelle - the use of words/terms make a difference and that is very clear in your post.  An important message.  

Apr 26, 2020 04:50 AM #3
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I think the world will certainly become accustomed to being more virtual because of this time in our world.

Apr 26, 2020 06:42 AM #4
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

I've been more phone connected with family for sure.  But was supposed to be visiting and that's not happening

Apr 26, 2020 11:43 AM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Michelle- I agree with you and prefer the physically distancing over being socially distant. And yes, there's a lot we can do to keep in touch with our friends and family. 

Apr 26, 2020 07:21 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

Michelle, I know I have spent much more time on the phone lately, versus meeting up with friends.

Apr 27, 2020 09:54 AM #7
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900 - I am certainly one that is tired of that word.  It is physical.  We should be doing more social connection.

May 02, 2020 04:57 AM #8
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Michelle:

Social connections are so much more important these days, and there are lots of ways to maintain them, while still paying attention to the appropriate physical distancing.

Enjoy your weekend!


May 02, 2020 01:03 PM #9
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Michelle,

Very well said: "physical distancing is necessary for physical health, social connection is essential for mental health".

So many initiatives going on now for people to stay connected while physically away from each other, we just have to chose where would like to be.

May 02, 2020 09:03 PM #10
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Couldn't agee more!   Love those ideas that have been created by your community!

May 06, 2020 03:26 PM #11
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