To all my clients, friends and family,
CURRENT COVID-19 CONDITIONS
With both Minnesota and Wisconsin declaring a “Stay-At-Home” order, I am reaching out to you as your trusted resource for real estate information. Considering real estate transactions are impactful on people’s lives and sometimes crucial to their circumstances, both Minnesota and Wisconsin have deemed Real Estate Services as an “Essential Service” and therefore, exempt from the Emergency Executive Order. That said, we are managing our services with the utmost care and concern for everyone’s health and safety. By using extreme social distancing measures and utilizing technology, we are able to continue to facilitate real estate transactions.
Extreme Social Distancing Measures
- Open Houses are NOT allowed.
- No overlapping showings.
- No shared transportation.
- E-Signature documents.
- Pre-sign and Remote-sign Closings.
Technology to Pre-Screen MLS Properties
- Increased number of Photos provided.
- Virtual Tours.
- Video walk-thru Agent previews.
- Extended period for advertising “Coming Soon” status properties.
BUY, SELL OR WAIT?
For those of you who are currently in a situation where it is necessary to purchase or sell a home, I am here for you to make that happen. While the current situation requires the process to be somewhat different, I can still facilitate your home purchase or sale.
For those of you who are not currently in a situation where moving is essential, I will keep you up to date on local real estate market conditions, so you will be prepared and know when the time is right for you to make a move.
TWIN CITIES REAL ESTATE MARKET CONDITIONS
The Twin Cities real estate market is still quite active. While there is certainly less activity; Listings are down just 20% with Showings down approximately 50% this past week vs. the same time last year. I am confident that when we get thru this crisis (and we will) the Twin Cities real estate market will be stronger than ever!
CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT
Congress passed a $2 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package on March 27, 2020 with overwhelming bipartisan support. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has compiled a comprehensive guide to all benefits for REALTORS® and their customers found in this legislation. Go to https://narfocus.com/billdatabase/clientfiles/172/21/3613.pdf for detailed information on this.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Even with all of the tools and technology available to keep us connected, many of us are still feeling stressed, scared, and isolated. However, you can rest assured that you are not alone. I’m not only here to help you buy and sell real estate. I want to be a resource to my clients and community through good times and bad. If you and your family are in need of assistance, please reach out and let me know how I can help.