We made it through the past year. I am not sure about you, but I have watched businesses close down, remodel, and then rebrand themselves into a different kind of business. When you look at restaurants that were used to having customers dine-in, they now have more getting curbside and tents outside to eat out. They have turned from indoor diners to accommodate the changing time. This is not an easy decision to make the change, but necessary to survive in business.

Open houses have traditionally been a way for people to look at a home, with or without an agent. The host would offer a tour on a particular day and time and be there to greet guests and answer questions about the property. During COVID-19, we had to rethink how to show homes with as little contact with others as possible. After we all became familiar with Zoom, agents were able to host virtual open houses. Facebook live also has also been a great way to show homes. I have found loading a good video of a walk-through has been the most helpful. The trick is not to take the video too long as everyone has different Wi-Fi capabilities. Once the video is upload on the MLS, it funnels through to all of the various housing apps.

Moving along, I would like to see the videos continue. I think it helps a buyer decide if they are interested in seeing the home or not. It will save time for all involved and allow more time to see what will really fit a client’s need.