First, I want to say that I hope you are all safe and exercising care when going out for essential items. For those of you working at home for the first time, I can say from experience that it will be a learning exercise for you, and it does take awhile to adjust and stick to a schedule. Both Bev and I do love having our office in our home- so does D’Arcy as he gets a lot more attention.

These are certainly trying times for many and the very nature of the pandemic has required a lot of adjustments, especially in the real estate industry. On our part we have severely restricted face to face contacts and monitor each other closely.

I encourage you to “follow” and “Like” one or both of our business real estate pages. These are The Beardsley Real Estate Team or Ottawa Country Homes and Lifestyles. They focus on our main business area (Kemptville-North Grenville, North and South Dundas, Russel-Embrun, Osgoode and Rideau Wards. On them we post municipal advisories, provincial and federal advisories, notices from local businesses including grocery stores, restaurants, sports associations, community groups, retirement communities and much more. It is one way to keep up to date on what is happening in this area as well as Ottawa as our service area includes Osgoode and Rideau wards.

Please check on local seniors in your area to make sure they are OK. Many can’t get out to shop and others need to hear a friendly caring voice.

Please support your local businesses as many are going through a difficult time right now. They are often the lifeblood of smaller communities and we need to help them going forward.

We want to keep you safe as well as ourselves safe.

Our team has implemented new protocols for both buyers and sellers.

Seller Protocols

  1. Virtual video listing presentations and consultations using ZOOM, FaceTime or Skype.
  2. Digital documentation and Electronic Signatures for the entire process of selling your home.
  3. Antibacterial and Sanitizing processes to keep you safe while your home is on the market and being shown.
  4. Option of virtual video showings to buyers.
  5. Virtual open house events so that buyers can tour your home with out risk to your family. I will add that we have been leaders in the use of video to market homes for a few years now; with over 800 videos on YouTube. This past weekend we held what I believe was the first Facebook Live virtual open house in our area. 58 people and some agents tuned in for the virtual tour of the seller’s home. This is something worthwhile continuing after conditions return to normal.
  6. Negotiating offers with digital documents and video conference discussions.

Buyer Protocols

  • Virtual video initial buyer consultations using ZOOM, FaceTime or Skype.
  • Digital documentation and Electronic Signatures for the entire process of buying your home.
  • Insisting on the use of antibacterial and sanitizing processes to keep you safe while looking at homes- including the wearing of gloves etc.
  • An option for virtual video tours of homes you are interested in to cut down on the number of physical showings
  • Negotiating offers with digital documents and video conference discussions.

We follow three of the top real estate coaches and trainers in North America, and in some cities the above protocols are being implemented as well.

There are other items being considered and I expect some the above will become common practice once Covid-19 is over as they are simply a smarter way of doing business.

    Stay safe everyone!

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Author: keithbeardsley9041

The Beardsley Team: A dynamic real estate team serving the many rural communities around Ottawa and helping Seniors with their real estate needs throughout the Ottawa region. Certified "Seniors Real Estate Specialists". Trusted real estate advisors with over 26 years of combined experience. How can we help you today? Call or text 613-897-6839.

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