While the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting communities around the world, our professional real estate advisors are continuing to represent clients who want or need to buy or sell a home during this time. While some of our physical real estate shops are not open or are operating with limited staff, our local advisors and teams are still working hard and conducting the business of real estate.
Though many of the ways we operate are changing, rest assured the global infrastructure we already have in place provides us the added capabilities of interacting with each other and our clients instantly via chat and video conferencing — along with offering virtual showings and paperless online transaction management.
As a company and as individuals, we are being diligent in protecting ourselves, our families, our clients and the communities we serve by following an abundance of caution and taking precautions to slow the spread of the Coronavirus including washing our hands, practicing social distancing and avoiding large crowds, by cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces in our homes and shops, and working with our sellers to do the same in the properties we represent. We are eating healthy, exercising, getting plenty of sleep and should we get sick, we are committed to following appropriate protocol and not making contact with others until we have recovered.
We are also educating ourselves and those who depend on us of the facts of this pandemic. We understand that misinformation and scams are always prevalent, but even more so during times like these, so we are available to share what we know with anyone who asks.
We fully appreciate that this is not business as usual — or life as usual. With compassion and understanding that everyone is dealing with a new, hopefully short term “normal”, we are remaining positive, present and prepared to do what is necessary to personally navigate what lies ahead while also connecting with our clients, partners and others who may need to hear a calming voice or receive a helping hand.
WE ARE ENGEL & VÖLKERS.
Broker of Record
Engel & Völkers Collingwood Muskoka
15a Hurontario St. Collingwood, ON L9Y 2L7