There are a lot of things up in the air right now as we find ourselves trying to find solid footing in the middle of a global pandemic. If just normal life feels a little “off,” having to move in the middle of this time might seem like something that could push you over the edge.
However, if you find yourself in need of moving right now, there are two people who can help you keep your calm and cool and make moving a breeze: a good real estate agent and a professional organizer.
Luckily, there are many of these very people in the Dallas area who not only want to make your move easy but also as safe as possible for you and your family.
Here are just a few of our favorite professionals who are adapting their practices during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep you healthy and still get the job done.
A WORD FROM OUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE PARTNERS
With most of their business conducted face to face touring a variety of homes, real estate agents have had to adapt quickly to the changes that COVID-19 has had on the real estate business to ensure the safety of their clients and their associates. Here are just a few Dallas-area agents we proudly partner with and how they are adapting to these changes:
ANN STEWART – EBBY HALLIDAY REALTORS
Ann Stewart and her team at Ebby Halliday Realtors have worked tirelessly to stay on top of ever-changing guidelines in order to provide their clients with the same level of service they deserve while still “sheltering in place.” Ann has made all necessary changes to her practices to keep you safe without sacrificing quality by:
- Using technology such as Zoom and Google Meet to keep in touch with clients and other professionals.
- Using technology for listing presentations, training, reviewing contracts and introducing the team to potential buyers.
- Using the BombBomb video app to conduct professional virtual showings rather than face-to-face meetings.
- Using face masks, gloves and all personal protective equipment recommended by the CDC for needed in-person meetings.
Ann and her team are working diligently to keep their services top-notch for all buyers and sellers while keeping everything safe. Contact Ann to discuss options for your real estate needs in the Dallas area.
ASHLEY GENTRY – REDBRANCH REALTY
Ashely Gentry and her team at RedBranch Realty always have had the philosophy that they need to meet clients where they are and help them through the home buying and selling process. Even though that looks a little different right now, she’s still dedicated to upholding that philosophy even under less than traditional circumstances.
In order to meet your needs and still provide safety measures during this time, Ashely and her team are:
- Providing “sanitation stations” at all in-person showings that include rubber gloves, shoe coverings and proper disposal.
- Limiting personal contact exposure by asking sellers to leave doors open and lights on.
Contact Ashely at RedBranch Realty to discuss how she can help you stay safe during the process while not losing the in-person experience that often is needed when buying or selling your home.
JULIE PROVENZANO GROUP – COMPASS REAL ESTATE
Julie Provenzano and her team know that consistency is crucial to creating a buying and selling experience that inspires confidence in their clients. Virtual conferencing and conducting business in convenient ways were always part of the game plan.
However, during this time, Julie and her team have been extra vigilant at keeping the lines of communication open with clients and reaching out to potential clients as well. A member of Julie’s team, Natalie, uses regular communication to update them on market changes as they happen. Contact Julie and the Julie Provenzano Group to discuss how they can help you stay connected while entering the Dallas real estate market.
MYSTI STEWART GROUP – COMPASS REAL ESTATE
With a combined 25 years of experience in Dallas Real Estate, the Mysti Stewart Group is here to help you find your place in the world! A team that truly works together, integrating their vast market knowledge, negotiation skills, and innovative design and marketing techniques to provide their clients turn-key service all the way through the buy and sell process.
The Mysti Stewart Group puts the health and safety of our clients at the forefront of each transaction and has quickly adapted and implemented new procedures to keep everyone safe.
- We have each showing agent ensure a mask and gloves are worn inside the home during showings
- We have a digital thermometer on hand to read temperatures of anyone entering the home during an open house
- We provide professional photographs, FaceTime, and Matterport tours to allow viewers to walk through the property virtually
The Mysti Stewart Group prides ourselves on social media marketing, staging, and networking with agents in the communities we sell. This has been extremely important while transitioning to our new normal in the real estate market and we are grateful for this being established long before Covid-19. Contact Mysti to find the right home for you – virtually or in person – in the Dallas area!
MOVING OR SELLING? REMODELING? OUR PARTNERS GOT YOU SORTED
At Callbox, we specialize in making sure your home is walk-through ready by helping pack, inventory and store your extra belongings until they’re ready to be moved to your new home.
We also partner with professional organizers who can help you in many ways as you declutter your home for showings and organize your new living space. So many new homeowners get overwhelmed when it comes to unpacking hundreds of boxes in a new space. These pros take inventory, assess your space, and advise. Here are some of our favorite Dallas-area professional organizers and how they are helping their clients in new “out of the box” ways during this time.
Sorted Out, owned by Tonia Tomlin, is a certified, professional organizer group in Dallas is still operating as “business as usual” with essential moves and noncontact organization. However, in addition to in-person sessions, they now are offering virtual consultations and appointments to provide clients with the same great service they are used to through Zoom, FaceTime or other preferred video conferencing software.
Right now, Sorted Out not only is offering free virtual consultations but also two free hours to anyone purchasing an in-person package now or through the purchase of a gift card. Contact Sorted Out to find out how they can help get your home together for your comfort and peace of mind.
THE TO-DONE LIST
The To-Done List, owned by Julie Dykema, specializes in taking things off your plate and checking off that growing list of things you need to get done for one simple reason: to give you back the gift of your valuable time.
With this in mind, they want to help you take back your space, your time and your sanity by helping you organize your space so you can enjoy it again. Contact the To-Done List for a consultation to discuss how they can help you enjoy your time with yourself and your family.
The team at NEAT Method is committed to creating a luxurious and smartly appointed living space for you and your family by designing and implementing a customized solution that is not only effective but sustainable.
With more time being spent in your living space, NEAT Method would love to work with you in the Dallas area by offering virtual organizing with 10 percent off their service fees. Contact the NEAT Method for a consultation on how you can begin to organize your home one easy step at a time.
Staci Ferber with ReOrgIt can help you maximize functionality and create a beautiful space in your new home by offering services such as:
- Managing processes before, during and after your move.
- Closet designing.
- Residential organizing.
If you’ve spent more time home lately and you’ve noticed it could use some help, contact Staci to discuss how she can help you love the space you’re in. After shelter in place is lifted, take advantage of her special post-pandemic package. Contact ReOrgIt for more information.
Safety is on the minds of everyone right now but especially those in the real estate and home organizing industries. While we all have learned that life doesn’t stop during a pandemic, these are just a few of the local Dallas businesses that can help do what needs to get done while still ensuring everyone is safe and comfortable as the process happens.
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