Blog :: 04-2020

Never Mind the Baby Boom, Are We Ready for Pet Boom?

Pet ownership is on the rise amid the corona virus

 

I, myself, sent an email to my local shelter, asking if they were considering foster parents for pets during the pandemic, in the hopes that we would fall in love with our new companion. Boston Agent Magazine also noticed the reality of our need for comfort and how it plays out during a pandemic with this article that doesn't surprise me at all... Pet Ownership is Growing Amid the Corona Virus Lockdown

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Key Questions for Buying or Selling a Home During the Pandemic

Forbes published an informative perspective that echoes what we are experiencing here in our neighborhoods, north of Boston. 

"It's important to remember that people have to buy and sell homes in any market." An accurate statement and why I believe the real estate industry was deemed essential in Massachusetts. Our experience thus far has been that there are a multitude of buyers out there, still needing and wanting to buy. Buyers who are willing to abide by stringent showing instructions necessitated by Covid-19 represent a new level of seriousness, eliminating the "lookey-loos" and tire kickers.

Forbes makes a good point, "working with a strong real estate agent is even more vital now than ever before". Why? Because, of course many sellers who have taken their homes off the market for various personal reasons due to the pandemic but that does not mean they don't want/need to sell. It more likely means that they do not want showings right now. A professional Realtor embedded in their community is a key part of that equation, more so now than ever. Forbes' Key Questions for Buyer or Selling a Home During the Pandemic offers some valuable insight and guidance for those of us who need it.

We've been here for you since we opened our doors 15 years ago and we are still here, for you. 

 

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