With the current outbreak of COVID-19 and the obvious concerns around this virus, we want to reassure our clients about the measures we are taking to keep everyone safe during these trying times. We understand that home buying may not be top of everyone’s priority list, but for some people there is a need to buy or sell a home at this time. We are here to assist you.
Open Houses – hand washing and/or sanitizing facilities will be available at all our public and broker open houses. We will be encouraging small groups to tour the homes one at a time to limit the number of people in a space. Private showings can always be arranged; please contact the listing broker to set these up.
Videos and Virtual Tours – some listings have videos to allow you to take a virtual tour without leaving your own home. You can view these on our website or through the Sotheby’s International Realty app on Apple TV.
Our Office – if you do intend to visit our office please be assured we are undertaking an increased, daily cleaning schedule to keep staff and guests safe. All surfaces are wiped down at least once a day and we have hand washing and sanitizing facilities readily available.
Our Team – at this time we are asking our team members to stay away from the office if they are not feeling well for any reason. Anyone who may have a compromised immune system or fall into one of the identified vulnerable groups has also been advised to stay home.
Our Community – we are fortunate enough to live in a wonderfully supportive community where people are willing to help each other. We can all work together to lessen the impact of this virus and protect the most vulnerable members of our society. If you have elderly or vulnerable neighbors, check-in and make sure they are ok and have all the food and medications they need. Consider offering to run to the grocery store or pharmacy so they don’t need to expose themselves to potential infection. If you have a friend or family member who is self-isolating, offer to drop their groceries on the doorstep. Use online delivery services where you can to reduce your risk of exposure. As recommended, practice social distancing, stay away from large crowds and limit non-essential travel.
There is a lot of information out there, particularly on social media, and it can be hard to get the true picture. We found the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) site to be particularly useful to get the latest facts and up-to-date advice. The World Health Organization (WHO) is also a verified source with daily updates and information.
Above all, stay calm, be kind to each other and WASH YOUR HANDS!!