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April 20, 2020

April 20, 2020

Vermont revised guidelines for real estate

Services operating with a single worker (including appraisers, realtors, attorneys) may operate if they can comply with the mandatory health and safety requirements, with no more than 2 persons (service provider and client) present at one time.

Those mandatory health & safety requirements are:

  1. Employees shall not report to, or be allowed to remain at, work or job site if sick or symptomatic (with fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath).

  2. All employees must observe strict social distancing of 6 feet while on the job.

  3. Employees must wear non-medical cloth face coverings (bandanna, scarf, or non-medical mask, etc.) over their nose and mouth when in the presence of others. In the case of retail cashiers, a translucent shield or “sneeze guard” is acceptable in lieu of a mask.

  4. Employees must have easy and frequent access to soap and water or hand sanitizer during duration of work, and handwashing or hand sanitization should be required before entering, and leaving, job sites. All common spaces and equipment, including bathrooms, frequently touched surfaces and doors, tools and equipment, and vehicles must be cleaned and disinfected at the beginning, middle and end of each shift and prior to transfer from one person to another.

  5. No more than 2 people shall occupy one vehicle when conducting work.

Read the full order here.

Crucial Questions to Ask Yourself in Today’s Environment (and the resources that will get you there):

How prepared am I to meet the needs of a virtual buyer or seller?

Take some time to go through your website as if you were a consumer, so that you can better understand their experience:

  1. Changing the search filters

  2. Saving searches

  3. Saving properties (creating a Portfolio account)

  4. Using the What’s My Home Worth tool

Get familiar with interacting virtually:

  1. Zoom Learning Session

  2. Facebook Live Learning Session

Do I know how to do a professional virtual showing or Open House?

  1. How to Conduct a Virtual Open House

  2. Virtual Showing Settings

  3. Using Facebook Premiere

  4. Using YouTube Premiere

Can I manage a paperless transaction from offer to close? (preparing offers, contracts, addenda, e-signature, etc)

  1. SkySlope, DigiSign and DotLoop Learning Sessions

  2. Managing Your Pipeline

How am I messaging to my sphere that the current reduced inventory is an opportunity to sell now while minimizing the risks inherent in our current environment?

  1. Chris Masiello’s video to Sellers

  2. Add Masiello COVID-19 page to your website

  3. Download Social Media Graphics and post them to your pages with your own personal expert commentary

  4. BHGRE Learning Session: Mastering Objections in a Changing Market

How well am I using My Customer For Life, my CRM and social media to present these opportunities to everyone I know?

  1. CRM – this robust tool has many facets to it. You can find training in our Learning Library and on the CRM Learning Session (coming up 4/22)

  2. Pump (Strong)

  3. Building Your Database

  4. TV commercials (scroll to Video Recordings)

  5. Shareable blog posts

  6. WMHW – What’s My Home Worth Tool

  7. Newsletter templates

  8. Creating e-cards and flyers (coming up 4/24)

Recording from today’s company meeting


New Graphics for you to share on Social Media

Click image to download, then post to social media with your own personal expert commentary and links back to your website.

Masiello Cares – Food Bank Fundraising Drives

As we discussed briefly on today’s call, we are partnering with the local food banks to provide some much-needed funding to help feed our neighbors in need.

We encourage you to share this information with your contacts, inviting them to participate. We’ll be providing graphics you and videos you can share through your social media and other channels.

  1. Maine – Get started now! Visit

  2. NH & VT – stay tuned for more information later this week.

Recording of Part 1 of Chris’ special event series, and join us tomorrow for Part 2

This five-class series is designed to assist you in discovering your personal strengths so you can thrive in times of uncertainty.

Daily, April 20-24 at 9 am (20-30 min sessions)

April 20 – Introduction (click here for recording and download slides here)

April 21 – Understanding You

April 22 – Perspectives

April 23 – Power of being an Observer and Action Strategies

April 24 – Removing Self-limiting Beliefs

Join us live (sessions will be recorded as well)

Open to all!

Join our next company call on Thursday at 1pm:

Meeting ID: 982 3343 8665

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Meeting ID: 982 3343 8665

Upcoming Events and Learning Sessions

  1. April 21 – Leveraging Social Media to Win 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

  2. April 22 – Creating Your CRM with Gina O’Shea 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

  3. April 24 – Creating E-cards and Flyers with Chelsea Canavan 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

  4. April 28 – Earning More Business Through Your Value Prop1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

  5. April 29 – Entering and Editing MREIS Listings with Kasey Levesque 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Remember to go to to view the upcoming learning sessions. This is also where we will post links to recordings of past learning sessions as soon as we have them.

Look for the calendar toward the top of the page. It looks like this:

Click here to get started:

“Allow yourself to grow and change. Your future self is waiting.”

– Unknown

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