Coronavirus and The State of Real Estate in New Jersey

From the desk of Richard Melton

The last few weeks have transformed all of our lives in ways we could never have imagined. Many of us live in states that instituted shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders this past week. This is unprecedented and we are sharing an experience with virtually every single person around the world.

CoronavirusMy opinion is to embrace the pause. This is life, and I know it will continue on with or without me. I can’t control this pandemic. We all have a list of things we can’t do, or can’t control, so the new goal is to focus on the things that we can do and can control. I can control how to remain productive and find ways to help myself, my family and my community. This also helps keep my mind off the negatives. We all need to lean on one another, to try and stay positive, and dig deep to find some good and remain grateful. People care and actually want to be part of a positive movement with you. 

I’m that Realtor® who is bobbing and weaving and working non-stop during this quarantine to consistently bring value and to serve our clients. Real Estate in New Jersey is considered an essential business, but it’s day by day. Some of my buyers and sellers are telling me to hold for now and I’m supporting them in their decision while I continue to keep them aware of market trends. And then some other client’s need to buy now or need to sell now, and we’re taking all the appropriate safety protocols, smart marketing, virtual or one-on-one showings, and whatever it takes to get the job done. We all knew there was going to be a market correction, but no one ever saw this one. 

EncouragementI hope to offer you inspiration, encouragement and most importantly that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. You can be assured we will continue to serve you as our vip clients – today and in the future. If there is anything I can do to support you, real estate related or otherwise, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

In the meantime… stay positive, wash your hands often, cough into your elbow, don’t touch your face, practice social distancing, and stay home if you can.

You can CALL/TEXT ME at 609-630-4600 anytime as I'm readily available 7-days a week.

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Together we can do great things,

Richard Melton | eXp RealtyMelton & Partners Real Estate Team