April 6, 2020
Company COVID-19 Update from Today
with Chris Masiello, Lorraine DeVaux, Angelia Levesque, Joanne Goguen (Great East Title), Jim Fleming (Great East Title) and Mark McCauley (CMG Financial)
New Internal Remarks to Add to MLS Listings
Please work with your Business Support Specialists and your Agents to see that the following wording is included in your listings. This wording should be placed in internal remarks and in Showing Time:
COVID-19: Due to nationwide concerns about COVID-19 and as a courtesy to home sellers, please do not schedule showings if the buyer’s agent or buyers exhibits cold/flu-like symptoms or meets any of the criteria for self-quarantine mandated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You are also agreeing that the buyer has presented you with a written pre-approval letter. By proceeding with scheduling a showing, you are acknowledging this requirement and agreeing you are not aware of any issues of this nature.
Stay Strong. Be Ready!
Times have changed, but there is no need to let up on the gas. Each week, we’ll share some simple yet effective tasks to help you keep your business going strong.
This crisis will end, and you will be ready to launch when it does!
New Guidelines for Real Estate as an Essential Business
On April 3, the Governor’s office in Maine issued New Guidelines For Real Estate As An Essential Business which is linked here.
Although it only affects real estate practice in the State of Maine, it should be of interest to everyone in our company. The document establishes virtual showings & electronic purchase & sales agreements as the new standard of practice for real estate agents in Maine.
It is likely that many new practices will remain after this historic pandemic fades. I suggest everyone review the document to either guide them (as in ME) or to help calibrate their practices elsewhere.
Please check with your Sales Director, Ed or Angelia with any questions.
NOTE: The much stricter prohibition in the City of Portland is still in effect.
In the directive the Governor’s office warns: Please note that these guidelines must be carefully followed in order for real estate activities to maintain their “essential” designation.
ICYMI: Residential Economic Issues and Trends Webinar
From April 2 – Economic and Real Estate Market Outlook presentation with NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun.
Yun shares the latest developments in the housing market, the direction of home prices in the next 12 to 24 months, comparisons with past housing cycles, economic backdrop and his forecast of the economy and housing market.
150 Ways to Build Your Database
A real estate agent’s sphere of influence is one of their most important professional assets. This relational network can become a lead generating powerhouse, fueling your real estate business for years (even decades!). And there are more people already in your sphere than you may think!
NEW! Keep your clients informed about COVID-19.
Copy the company web page to your agent website.
We’ve created a company page with Coronavirus information for the general public. If you wish to have this (or any page from the company site) copied into your agent website, here are the very simple instructions.
Any updates we make to the company page will then automatically update your page as well!
Tomorrow (4/7 at 1pm): Mastering Objections in a Changing Market
Learn from 3 BHGRE Sales Associates who are mastering objections in our now “new normal.”Also get some solid objection handling training.
Save the Date: Next Company Update on Thursday at 1pm:
Jane Cyr returns to our Wells office from The Gove Group.
Spring reminds us that resilience is only a season away.
– Angie Weiland-Crosby
Photo courtesy of Diane Jenkins