"Our clients have always been our first priority"
To protect the health of our customers, agents and communities, we're canceling open houses for all homes listed by the Mulholland Ross Group, and limiting private in-person tours of all listings to two customers per tour. We're still serving buyers and sellers each day, but with new rules and new technologies.
We've Spent Over A Decade Preparing for This Day
No Team has invested more in preparations for virtual open houses, virtual tours, virtual contracts, virtual communications and closings. The coronavirus has just made the future we've been preparing for come sooner.
Virtual Tours and/or 3D Tours of Every Listing with The MRG
Our listing customers shouldn't worry about canceled open houses. Since we publish interactive and/or three-dimensional scans of all homes listed by the Mulholland Ross Group, buyers can still explore every nook and cranny of a home for sale without creating a public-health risk. We run a digital-marketing campaign for every listing to bring plenty of folks through your home online.
Video-Chat Tours of Any Listing, Including Homes Listed by Other Brokerages
Homes listed by other brokerages can be toured in person or virtually, via a video chat. On a video-chat tour, a Mulholland Ross Group Agent conducts a 'walkthrough' of the home, responding to your requests inn live time. We also offer FaceTime computer sharing communications that allows us to share our MLS screens as we review different homes, details etc greatly reducing the need to physically go to so many places.
Precautions for In-Person Tours
We're still also hosting in-person tours when possible, but with precautions to protect your health:
- Virtual tours for anyone with a sniffle: no one should tour with cold or flu symptoms. If you're sick or might be sick, just ask for a video-chat tour.
- A healthy agent: because we are a team, if one agent has a cough, we'll find another to host the showing.
- Avoiding close contact: The Mulholland Ross Group Agents won't ask customers to shake hands, staying six feet away from you throughout the tour. We won't enter small bathrooms or crawl spaces.
- Note that some sellers are not allowing in-home viewings or might be greatly reducing the showing times. Buyers today must show respect and patience.
**We will continue to work under the advice and guidance of the City and Medical Officials as well as the Toronto Real Estate Board. We will continue to hold our family and yours to the highest standard of safety and importance**
We'll Be Straight With You Through the Ups and Downs
That's just who we are and how we work. We've been publishing weekly real-time data on sales and will be featuring even deeper data in the coming weeks and will continue to do our best to decipher that information.
Because The Mulholland Ross Group runs a website backed by one enormous customer database, we know before almost anyone else what's happening to demand. And we'll continue to be straight with you about what we know. Just like always.
Things Change Gradually then Suddenly
Demand held up surprisingly well until the stock-market panic on Thursday, March 12. But with measures to slow the spread of coronavirus expanding to more cities, we expect that the 2nd half of the month will show a drop in activity. Some buyers will see this as an opportunity to get the home of their dreams at a better price with historically low mortgage rates. Others will wait it out.
We should mention that while all this is going on, our listing at 54 Don River Blvd SOLD for almost 100% of the asking price for the highest sale price ever seen in West Lansing. Our Condo listing at 10 Kenneth Ave #502 had 3 offers on it in a matter of days! With anticipated reduced inventory, some sellers may continue to see strong sale prices.
We're Here for You
We're still a small business, and a service business through and through. We're taking care of our agents, and our staff ensuring they remain healthy and safe. Now more than ever, we need to take care of you. If you have any questions at all, please respond to this email or visit http://www.realestatetoronto.com/contact/
For those who need to buy or sell or would like to buy or sell in the next few months, please call us. The phone is a safe place to start. We are here to talk through your ideas, timelines and plans. There are many ways we can help you today. We have over 33 years of providing solutions in trying times. (yes there have been a few:)
Stay healthy! And thank you for your support,
Stay in the Loop
Yours in Real Estate,
Peter Mulholland & Ora Ross
And the entire MRG
(416) 230 - 8500