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Day 17 of COVID-19 Battle Plan

I have been researching and watching with admiration and amusement the different ways agents are working to get attention for their listings. Honestly, I really don’t know what the hell I have been doing with my life… These people are so cool, I can’t hardly stand it! I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

# 3 Favorite: Because I love this song AND Wish I could dance like this!

 

#2: I don’t need to tell you why!

 

#1 – Who doesn’t love JT!!!! And this one, like the one before, really shows off…. the house as well as the moves!!!! And I give his cannonball a solid 8.5! Honestly, I feel certain I would love to meet and party with this guy! Chris Glapa, if you ever come to Florida, there is a home for you at NextHome Beach Time Realty!

 

 

My team and I are also showing and selling! We are armed with Lysol or Clorox wipes, booties, hand sanitizer and a mask. We drive separately and stay well back from one another.  In addition, we require that anyone we show complete a form attesting that they have not traveled in the last 14 days, are asymptomatic, etc. Here is a copy of the form: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3xdby898q2vql3y/COVID-19%20Screening.pdf?dl=0  Please feel free to adopt it for yourself. I was not the originator. Another dear Realtor friend sent it to me, suggesting we use it to protect ourselves and our clients. As the Realtor, we also sign the form and provide it to our Buyers FIRST, just to let them know that we are equally as concerned with their safety and health as we are for our own! So far, 100% of the people we have asked have signed and thanked us for our diligence.

I have been wracking my brain to come up with novel ideas to attract attention to my listings. We have several things in the works… Stay Tuned!  It does not involve me dancing. But… I do have some talented friends. And we all ‘Get By With a Little Help from Our Friends!’ I am glad to say, that HOPEFULLY today or tomorrow we will have one of our listings under contract and a new property coming to market this week! In the last week, we have had two accepted offers and written two others. Not exactly a BOOMING first week in April; but, not too shabby considering!

#BeSafe #BeSmart #BeKind #HUMANSOVERHOUSES

Taking Names & Kicking Big Mask Butt!

Day 16 of COVID-19 Battle Plan

Making a Difference
Emily Blasingame Making a Difference

WORLD: Please allow me, with great pride, to introduce you to two very special young women! With so much going wrong in the world, it is a delightful change to write and read about something that is going so VERY, VERY right! I am exceedingly proud to introduce you to Emily and Olivia Blasingame, Face Mask Artistes! These resourceful young women have been industriously churning out face masks and distributing them to others FOR DONATIONS ONLY to continue fueling materials! In 24 hours of solid working they made and gave away 50 masks!!!!  (Dad woke up at 4:30 a.m. the other night to find Emily still at her sewing machine! ) This, by the way, is when they are NOT doing their college homework! But before we get to the details of their good deeds, let me tell you about them. I met them the first time while they were still rumbling about their mother’s tummy! She was so heavily pregnant with her twins, that she had to use a wheelchair at work! Ultimately, she was on bedrest. And then, they arrived. (I was in L&D for a while, but I was banished for tomfoolery!) They are brilliant and beautiful both inside and out. They are exceptional artists and chefs. Both at college, they are now at home – BUT NOT – twiddling their thumbs! Last week, Emily got the idea to begin sewing masks. She is a genius at figuring out how to do things. With Emily’s plan in place, her mother drove to Bradenton to collect their great-grandmother, GeGe’s, sewing machine and her large cache of fabric. (She passed a little while ago, but before doing so, had packed everything up for Emily.) Emily was pretty sure that she had the mask concept buttoned up! (Sorry for the poor sewing pun!) A fairly unique feature in these homegrown ultra-masks is their built-in filter!  Every mask comes with one, which neatly fits into a built-in pocket! It isn’t a N-95; but, it is as good as we are going to get as laymen! The medical professionals, afterall, need the N-95s on the front lines! To create the filter, Emily and her twin, Olivia, are cutting apart A/C filters and carefully placing into the mask pocket. This is not bush-league stuff people! These masks are DA BOMB! Not only do they have a filter; they use a material, not unlike bread tie twists, to allow you to mold the nose part to fit more tightly!

A video has been circulating in support of the #MASKS4ALL purporting that the Czech Republic has managed to quickly flatten the curve through the heavily practiced use of face masks. Look at what is happening there:

Chezch_Republic_video

Here is the video that I spoke about for the Czech Campaign entitled #Masks4All: Kudos to my girlfriend Barbara Wiener for sending it to me!

I have problems sewing on a button! I just cannot say enough about my admiration for these two ladies. Oscar and Melissa, kudos to you for raising them! I am absolutely certain that they will share with anyone their design, as they work to help provide #Masks4All

Girls: We love you and are bursting with pride at your ingenuity, dedication and heart! KEEP SEWING EMILY! OLIVIA KEEP ABLY ASSISTING! 

Before you leave, here is a DIY face mask made from leggings. It is so easy, EVEN I could do it!

https://wyrk.com/how-to-make-a-no-sew-face-mask-from-lularoe-leggings/

#BeSafe #BeSmart & #BeKind (Like these young ladies) & Finally #HUMANSOVERHOUSES

SH209

Day 12 of COVID-19 Battle Plan

Yesterday I reported on the measurable differences between the real estate market for the 33708 zip code over the previous fifty-six days.  Today, I have done the same for the 33706 zip code, which encompasses St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island.  Since it is important to understand the timeline, especially as it pertains to Florida, here are some milestones:

  • Jan 21st – 1st US case is reported in Washington State
  • Jan 30th – WHO declares a Global Health Emergency
  • Feb 11th – The virus has a new name: COVID-19
  • Feb 29th – 1st death in the US
  • Mar 1st – 1st Florida cases appear, both in neighboring counties to 33706 (Hillsborough & Manatee)
  • Mar 9th – Florida Governor declares a State of Emergency
  • Mar 15th – Disney World and Universal Studios close
  • Mar 17th
    • All 50 US states officially are host to the virus
    • In Florida we have 261 cases and 5 deaths
    • Locally Spring Breakers at Clearwater Beach make a shameful debut nationally
    • St Paddy’s Day 5pm – Locally all bars and nightclubs are banned from food and alcohol sales as of 5pm
  • Mar 20th – Florida Governor orders restaurants to offer only carry-out food and alcohol
  • Mar 25th – Pinellas County implements a 1-week “Stay At Home Order’
  • Mar 29th – 4,950 cases reported in Florida
  • Mar 31st – 6,741 case reported and 85 deaths
  • Apr 1st – Florida Governor FINALLY issued a State-wide ‘Stay At Home Order’

Here is a compilation of the data for 33706:

Copy of Niki fixed for me updated (002)

Conclusion: We are MOST DEFINITELY holding our own on one of the most beautiful beaches in the US and indeed, the world! Want to buy your own piece of 33706/St. Pete Beach Paradise? Today’s featured property is 4103 Gulf Blvd #209 St. Pete Beach, offered at $289,000!  Here is the website: https://client.nexthome.imprev.net/61/2161/59008350/index.html      AND, be sure to let your fingers do the walking through the Matterport 3-D Tour:https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=3fuXZxnDMck&mls=1 

#BeSafe #BeSmart #BeKind #HUMANSOVERHOUSES