Dear Clients, Friends and Family,
As I write this I feel as though I raced to the finish line of a long race. I am truly exhausted! It seemed inevitable we would have a "stay at home advisory" in Massachusetts and when the news came yesterday we worked with buyers and sellers to get in place for that. Inspections were pushed up as well as appraisals etc.
Up until this point my real estate world was crazy busy preparing listings, attending showings at new properties, and working to get clients to purchase and sale agreements. And yes, there were offers in there too. The buyers who were out over the weekend had a long term goal; they know this will pass and they are moving to get into a home where they will be with their families for years to come. Very serious buyers came out with their brokers to see our listings. We had a number of brokers do facetime showings with their clients who were out of state. Technology is wonderful! One man who came through a house was a doctor at a Boston hospital and had slept only one hour the night before since he was on the front lines at a local hospital. Along with his wife and young daughter, they were out looking at houses and were determined to find a home with more space. I heard a number of people say I would rather put my money in real estate than the stock market.
On MLS a bunch of properties come back on the market as offers fell through and others withdrew themselves from the market. My sellers have opted to stay on MLS which I support. People will be home on their computers looking to brighter days and looking for their next home.
Today I am letting in one appraiser at a property and doing virtual tours of my parents home with movers. Their house has sold and they are moving at the end of April to a condo.By the way, they will not be home as they winter in California. I am trying to get this done for them before they return next week.
We will all get there together and life will resume to the normalcy we are used to and now cherish. In the meantime, I will be working from home and am here for anyone who has a question or needs anything at all! We can get through this together. What an amazing community we have.