April 20, 2020

April 20, 2020


Vermont revised guidelines for real estate

Services operating with a single worker (including appraisers, realtors, attorneys) may operate if they can comply with the mandatory health and safety requirements, with no more than 2 persons (service provider and client) present at one time.

Those mandatory health & safety requirements are:

  • Employees shall not report to, or be allowed to remain at, work or job site if sick or symptomatic (with fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath).

  • All employees must observe strict social distancing of 6 feet while on the job.

  • Employees must wear non-medical cloth face coverings (bandanna, scarf, or non-medical mask, etc.) over their nose and mouth when in the presence of others. In the case of retail cashiers, a translucent shield or “sneeze guard” is acceptable in lieu of a mask.

  • Employees must have easy and frequent access to soap and water or hand sanitizer during duration of work, and handwashing or hand sanitization should be required before entering, and leaving, job sites. All common spaces and equipment, including bathrooms, frequently touched surfaces and doors, tools and equipment, and vehicles must be cleaned and disinfected at the beginning, middle and end of each shift and prior to transfer from one person to another.

  • No more than 2 people shall occupy one vehicle when conducting work.

Read the full order here.


Crucial Questions to Ask Yourself in Today's Environment (and the resources that will get you there):

How prepared am I to meet the needs of a virtual buyer or seller?

Take some time to go through your website as if you were a consumer, so that you can better understand their experience:

  • Changing the search filters

  • Saving searches

  • Saving properties (creating a Portfolio account)

  • Using the What's My Home Worth tool

Get familiar with interacting virtually:

Do I know how to do a professional virtual showing or Open House?

Can I manage a paperless transaction from offer to close? (preparing offers, contracts, addenda, e-signature, etc)

How am I messaging to my sphere that the current reduced inventory is an opportunity to sell now while minimizing the risks inherent in our current environment?

How well am I using My Customer For Life, my CRM and social media to present these opportunities to everyone I know?


Recording from today's company meeting


New Graphics for you to share on Social Media

Click image to download, then post to social media with your own personal expert commentary and links back to your website.


Masiello Cares - Food Bank Fundraising Drives

As we discussed briefly on today's call, we are partnering with the local food banks to provide some much-needed funding to help feed our neighbors in need.

We encourage you to share this information with your contacts, inviting them to participate. We'll be providing graphics you and videos you can share through your social media and other channels.


Recording of Part 1 of Chris' special event series, and join us tomorrow for Part 2

This five-class series is designed to assist you in discovering your personal strengths so you can thrive in times of uncertainty.

Daily, April 20-24 at 9 am (20-30 min sessions)