Explaining Why Real Estate Services are Essential
We as a nation and a local community, we are all together in the fight against Covid-19. Real estate services are essential and this post is explaining why real estate services are essential. The ultimate goal is a cure or vaccine, but the urgent immediate goal is to slow the spread. All of our local county, State, and Federal directives have determined to Stay at Home Order, except for “essential businesses”.
The saying goes that real estate is LOCAL. Every Realtor’s duty is to serve their clients and their community. I’d like to share some stories about consumers that are in true NEED of their Realtor during these difficult times. Even during this nationwide pandemic of COVID-19, there are buyers and sellers that are in need of a home now. It’s NOT about holding open houses, and it’s not about sales or commissions. It is about the client’s and their circumstances and that they need our help now.
Here are some examples of WHY real estate services are essential:
- A woman and her two small kids who has been in an abusive relationship and finally had the courage to say enough is enough. Her priority is to get her kids to a safe home, she needs to move now.
- A couple with an infant daughter who has special long-term medical needs. They must move closer to the hospital that specializes in the type of procedure required to heal their little one. They need to move now.
- The 80-year-old couple who just moved into a small condo to cut expenses and put their 4-bedroom colonial up for sale. They lost most of their life savings this month in the stock market crash. They must now sell their previous house immediately because they need the proceeds of that sale to sustain them financially.
- A young doctor has been hired at our local hospital here in Gainesville, and will be needing a new home. He does not want to rent, he has a young family, and they need a home now. We need doctors in our area.
Our TV, radio, and social media always concentrates on the glitz and glamour of the profession. In reality, Realtors serve many people through some extraordinarily difficult times. Death, divorce, sickness, job loss. The list goes on.
Situations like those mentioned above and many others are taking place right now all over our country. We promise you, the work we are doing now is to help people that still need to buy, sell or rent a home as a basic need. It’s not about “sales” right now, it’s about serving those that need to move. Real Estate services are essential.
Let’s all keep our social distancing practices in place. Let’s all stay at home to slow the spread. We are abiding by all mandatory Coronavirus Guidelines. Let’s all be safe! The Bohn Team is here to serve our clients!