To think I thought February dragged on forever this year…
March 2020 clearly has been the longest month on record during my time on this beautiful earth. What began with a nice weekend in New York City where we enjoyed a gorgeous hotel with amazing views, a long awaited visit with my grad school best friend, a fun ferry ride on the river, the powerful 911 Museum and all it represented, and our friend’s XFL game at MetLife Stadium then all lead perfectly into a relaxing getaway with my daughter to visit my mom in Florida for her freshman year Spring Break. We spent a week in the sun, hanging by the pool, eating out, and hearing just bits and pieces about the Corona Virus arriving to the United States. By the end of the week, things clearly were quickly evolving as we bought the last two canisters of Lysol wipes at the local CVS for our flight home and cherished the last bits of a travel sized hand sanitizer that we found in my carry on.
Upon arrival back to Massachusetts, we packed our daughter up and dropped her back to college. Those next few days then felt like weeks as news and fresh data started to be shared. Every hour it seemed there was a new development and just five days after we had dropped her off, we were back up to Weston with two cars to pack up her dorm room for good.
I am sure you all have very similar and surreal stories of your own. With companies transitioning work to home offices, schools closing and sending kids home, parents figuring out home schooling, and many many of you facing layoffs and business closings. Working in real estate and new construction, I have faced these challenges with my clients and I face a lot of uncertainty myself.
So what I am thinking now?
First and foremost, your top priority must be taking care of yourself and your loved ones. I am still working, but know that real estate will be there for you on the other side of the Covid-19 crisis as well.
There are absolutely some buyers and sellers who need to buy and sell now and we are working with them to make that happen. If you feel more comfortable waiting, take assurance in the fact that we were in the middle of a strong economy and a strong housing market when the Covid-19 hit. I am confident there are going to be buyers and sellers anxiously awaiting you once this health crisis has resolved.
Please know I am available and I am happy to be a resource to you at anytime and for anything. I have a solid network of other professionals who are eager to be helpful to you as well. Mortgage officers, attorneys, contractors, plumbers, electricians, etc. I am just a phone call or e-mail away (508-930-5259, firstname.lastname@example.org)
We’ll get through this … we have before!
All of the best and stay well,
Jennifer McMorran, Realtor, SRES
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
MA & RI Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate
New Homes Team
Kensington Real Estate Brokerage
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