By Gary S. Mueller, Mueller & Associates, LTD
Life, as we know it, is not like life has been before. Life as we now know it may become our new normal.
So……what does that practically mean? If you have not already done so, revamp your business model and look for ways to make your practice compliant with all the current and new requirements. In my opinion, we may have to wear masks in public for an extended period of time. In my opinion, we are likely looking at virtual tours/open houses and the use of all technological advances to keep the real estate industry moving forward. I have heard of “walk throughs” that consisted of the REALTOR ® holding his or her phone up while the client examines the interior of a home to be purchased. Who would have thunk? My caution is----make sure you stay on top of the local, State, and Federal requirements. Keep cognizant of the stage or level that is current for the area. Additionally, remain mindful and respectful of the desires and expectations of clients---some will demand Covid compliance while others will proceed as if there is no pandemic. Be prepared for how you will respond to whichever type of client you are assisting……
While we have been dealing with a myriad of concerns on the social, medical, and economic fronts, decisions that affect our industry continue to be made. The following are some of those decisions:
At the time of this writing, it appears that the reign off all professional baseball teams to indicate they were tied for first has come to an end. By the time you read your August Rap, professional baseball will be back on track! Currently, it appears that professional football may be headed for a full season.
In my opinion, though it is wonderful to have sports back, gyms back, hair salons back, and restaurants and bars coming back, I vow to remain vigilant when it comes to staying safe and healthy.
Speaking of healthy, a thank you to all who prayed for me and a speedy recovery from open heart surgery. All went very well and, in the words of the immortal Michael Jordan, I’m back…………
Take care and stay safe. Hope to work with each of you soon.