Is Real Estate an Essential Business?

As of last night, all non-essential businesses are closed in Connecticut. 

With things rapidly changing, there are many questions. What is essential? What is not? 

Like the rest of the country, our day to day at One + Company has drastically changed. We aren’t going into the offices or hosting open houses, but we are utilizing technology to meet the needs of our community and our clients. 

Real estate transactions have been deemed essential by the state. While many people will hold off on buying or selling until the dust settles, we have clients who are in the middle of a move, others in the Navy who need to sell in order to transfer to another state, and others still who don’t have the luxury of waiting it out. 

Here are some of the ways we can make the process work during these times:

  • Virtual tours. We can set up virtual tours for properties. If needed, in-person showings can also be set-up following safe procedures. 
  • E-signing. We have been utilizing e-signature technology for years. There is no need to leave your home when negotiating or signing a purchase agreement. 
  • Phone calls and video chats. We can communicate however you feel most comfortable.
  • Inspection and appraisal. These can be scheduled so just the inspector or appraiser is at the property.
  • Innovation. Every situation is different, which means every transaction will require something unique. We work to solve problems, and we are finding new ways to meet the needs of our clients each day. 

As we move through these times together, we are finding unique ways to serve our community and our clients. In the past couple of weeks, buying gift cards to local businesses, hosting calls with community members, and using Zoom to stay connected as a team, we are reminded how extraordinary our communities are. 

We’re reminded that we are all in this together. 

If you have any questions, reach out and let us know how we can assist you. 

For a full list of businesses that are considered essential, find the Executive Order 7H here