How Houston agents are dealing with COVID-19, Insta-style

by Kerrie Kennedy

In this time of social distancing, there’s a fair amount of scrolling through social media happening. While there’s a fair amount of doom and gloom out there, we’ve also had our timelines brightened by the acts of goodwill, charity and positivity we’ve been seeing from many of our readers. Here are a few of the Instagram posts that have delighted us over the past few days. 

How do you handle social distancing as a Realtor? Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan Realtor Funke Fagbohun has some tips.

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10 Home Tips For Social Distancing: ⁣⁣ The majority of us are now at home due to social distancing. I’m sure some of us are loving it and others are going stir crazy (stay strong friends). Regardless of the group you’re in, here are some helpful tips to remember while at home. ⁣⁣⁣ 1. Contact your lending Institution if you are unable to pay your mortgage due to financial hardship because of Corona related illness/quarantine/mandatory work cancellation etc. many lenders are willing to work with you especially if you come to them up front to explain the issue.⁣⁣⁣ 2. The same goes for other creditors, utility companies etc- if you are dealing with financial hardship, COMMUNICATION IS KEY!⁣⁣⁣ 3. Now is a great time to reach out to your favorite lender to discuss refinancing your current mortgage or getting pre-approvals for purchases and investments.⁣⁣⁣ 4. Now is a great time to work on home improvement, DIY projects, or get started on that spring cleaning. ⁣⁣⁣ 5. For my people working from home: sanitize your desk, phone, laptop, calculators etc daily.⁣⁣⁣ 6. Sanitize high contact areas – doorknobs, counter surfaces, remote controls.⁣⁣⁣ 7. Stock (not hoard) your home with water/water filters and non-perishables in the event you need to self quarantine. (Don’t forget batteries, nothing worse than a dead remote or computer mouse)⁣⁣⁣ 8. Refill your prescriptions.⁣⁣⁣ 9. Wash your hands often! There’s no substitute for washing your hands!⁣⁣⁣ 10. Check on family, friends, individuals with children (or those expecting) and the elderly. Be a good neighbor: be kind, compassionate, and if you can help someone, do it! ❤️⁣ ⁣ Share your tips below!

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Staying indoors can also be a great way to advertise a project.

Or, use social media to break down the latest news, like Braden Real Estate Group Realtor Nicole Handy.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B9zmYHyAuEL/?igshid=9m78hyabbxmp

Social media can also be a great way to reassure clients that you’re still working and available. Check out RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring Realtor Sandy Petermann-Williams’ latest post.

It’s always a good idea to post copy that addresses current times, like this one from Global Luxury Houston Group.

Christy Buck, owner/president of Christy Buck Team at Infinity Real Estate Group understands the importance of being a resource and a friend.

Or, like Nan Properties Realtor Elise Rosenthal Niefield, take the time to explain to clients why now is a good time to buy.

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