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Kenneth J. Jones, Broker of Record
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc., REALTORS® - Red Bank, NJ
Serving Central New Jersey Since 1978

Mayra Espinosa Realtor San Mateo Pacifica Homes Speaking strictly for myself, I find this whole event to be blown so far out of proportion to reality that it makes me aware of just how emotionally fragile and so poorly informed most people are.

I have no concern for the state of my health. And, see no fact-based reason to carry on this charade that's so terribly damaging our nation, both in terms of our constitutional rights that are being trampled upon, and economically with regard for the 10's of thousands of small businesses that are being so severely damaged along with the millions of people who work for those small businesses.

Having said all of that, I also believe it's the right of every individual to decide for themselves what's right for them.

However, what one thinks may be good for them, doesn't mean that I agree the same is good for me. Nor, should the belief of someone else become an imposition on me nor mine an imposition on them.

I'm sure you'll figure out what's best for you and yours. And, whatever that is, I hope it all turns out well for you and them.

May 22, 2020 01:33 PM
Rainmaker
991,192
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I know what is right for my family and I and I've acted accordingly.

We hike every day, maskless and get fresh air. We limit exposure to other people and gathering places and only grocery shop (with masks) once per week. We're enjoying this more the last 40 days than the first 25. But, much has changed for the better.

Making good, informed decisions, creating fun memories and looking back feeling proud of  our behavior, how we did it our way, while still helping others.

May 22, 2020 03:19 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

well what's best for one family might not be best for another.  My parents are staying home.  I am working, my daughter and her husband are working.  I think we all have to take personal responsibility and find out own path.

May 22, 2020 01:58 PM
Rainer
267,296
Caroline Gerardo
Pinnacle Home Loans - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Carry on I can do half my business from a laptop. I miss not going to signings, having clients come in and use the copier (even long after their  deal was closed) I had clients pop in on the 7th floor to get free Peet's coffee, snacks and ask us to scan or print something. I purchased plastic medical face shields and gallons of isopropyl alcohol. I am not going in any crowds or lines or elevators ( so no office for a while which is open concept and crowded). All pieces have a work around

May 22, 2020 02:31 PM
Rainer
203,438
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

carry on for me and my family, but no judgement for others doing what they feel is best.  Don't really like the government interference though.

May 22, 2020 02:19 PM
Rainmaker
762,764
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

We have continued to list and sell houses throughout this Pandemic. Different methods have had to be embraced to continue to safely and legally work.

May 22, 2020 01:44 PM
Rainmaker
268,191
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

I think people make too big of a deal over staying home. Other than a little boredom, I have found no reason to risk my life or anyone elses just to go out to eat. Perhaps it has to do with the rules we have had in place in AZ. But we have been able to go to the grocery store, we can visit friends and family and we can go for walks in the neighborhood. I can order a pizza or do curbside if we don't want to cook. I can give up bars, sporting events and concerts.

I have showed houses, with proper precaution, (although I screen them more diligently). I have done Zoom meetings and made a lot of phone calls, so I am busy.

May 22, 2020 01:32 PM
Rainmaker
107,033
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 702-574-8102

Mayra, This question was also asked in the Wash Post Stay home or carry on?  Everyone is digging deep to see what is best and appropriate for their circumstances.  This is not a one-size-fits-all sitution.  What I keep learing is that fear is not the voice I should follow.

May 22, 2020 01:32 PM
Rainmaker
188,525
Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I am carrying on.  We have worked way too long and way too hard to let this situation threaten what we have achieved.

May 22, 2020 01:12 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Dining at restaurants has returned to Florida!

     "Go food" never tastes as good, plus no service (DIY at home).  It is so nice to eat inside restaurants again!  Service, ambience... relaxation.

 

May 22, 2020 05:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,459,003
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I'm all for everyone deciding for themselves. As for me, I will err on the side of caution because I have serious respiratory issues.

May 22, 2020 03:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Trust more in the inner sources than the outer...You KNOW best. Don't doubt

May 22, 2020 02:09 PM
Rainmaker
843,001
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

We stay home unless we are able to avoid crowds. My son is an essential worker so he doesn't have a choice. 

I take my cattle dog down to the waterfront. So far it has been easy to avoid crowds given the amount of space available. Will be interesting to see if this weekend brings in tourists and associated crowding. If so, we'll go for a hike in the hills/forest by our house.

May 22, 2020 01:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I am conflicted it seems every week on one option or another. It looks like we will be going full out here after the holiday. I'm in IL, our governor is an asshat.

May 22, 2020 04:17 PM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Still say home in CA, we can make appointment, but have to sign forms and follow carefully the showing requirements, and only if the property is vacant ( no showings for occupied homes). 

May 22, 2020 03:38 PM
Rainmaker
799,166
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

If you feel you need to stay home, stay home.

If you do not feel the need to stay home, don't.

This is not a 'one size fits all' solution and it never was.

May 22, 2020 07:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

While I'm unlucky that I live in NY and immunocompromised, I'm lucky that I can work from home.  (i'm not a realtor and I no longer do flooring...I mean I would have done a few flooring jobs for fun, but no not now.)

May 22, 2020 05:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Mayra Espinosa Realtor San Mateo Pacifica Homes
Sequoia Real Estate| Call 650-996-8961 - San Mateo, CA
Pacifica -San Mateo,CA Real Estate agent, Buy,sell

I like to hear that. We are always reinventing ourselves. besides real estate is constantly changing. 

May 22, 2020 02:02 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We continue to work hard, and SMART.  Follow the precautions and avoid being around people who are not that smart.

May 22, 2020 11:59 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Following the state's guidelines and taking care not to be one who spreads the virus.

I am still confident this was blown way out of proportion but, it costs me nothing to take precautions to protect my family and the community. So, that is what I will continue doing.

May 22, 2020 10:43 PM
Rainmaker
855,073
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Mayra Espinosa Realtor San Mateo Pacifica Homes The reason for the difficulty is the hype from the media and the politicians making it a political issue. For me, I think it's all been overblown. I've lived through 2 previous pandemics that has killed over 100,000 Americans and we never shut down anything.

I think it's interesting that in NYC they found that people sheltered inside had way more instances of infection. In MA and other states over 60% of deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities. 

In the end, you have to use common sense since we are witnessing a severe overreach in many states and municipalities. AND ALL of Congress should be voted out.

May 23, 2020 08:45 AM
Rainmaker
5,771,289
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We are staying at home in the social distancing mode.

May 23, 2020 07:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Being retired we can stay at home almost all the time. Best for us but not for many!

May 23, 2020 05:28 AM
Rainer
212,135
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

I may be different that most of you, but I stay home. I was never a fan o& restaurants or bars, and I don't care to get sick for the sake of going out to eat. I do not feel confined since My home is on 5 acres and my street has only 2 houses on it. For me, I wear a mask and gloves when I go out, and while I'm tired of all the media, I happen to think it's a good thing, since most people are to dumb to listen to any more advice. Life has not changed here other than being careful if I go out. And about the government telling me what do do, well they do that all the time anyway. Go out and party, or stay at home, it's your choice but I err in the side of common sense and safety. Time will tell if we made the right choices, but at lease I will be around to wittiness it

May 25, 2020 05:22 AM
Rainmaker
768,842
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Carry on, but with caution and within approved parameters in your specific region and industry based on that area's particular circumstances.

May 24, 2020 10:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Stay home.

May 23, 2020 08:04 PM
Rainmaker
1,342,385
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Stay home.

May 23, 2020 02:49 PM
Rainmaker
2,869,394
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Carry on and follow the stay home guidelines.  

May 23, 2020 09:18 AM