Better Days Ahead

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Better Days Ahead

Hi, and thanks for reading! This is a bit out of my comfort zone, but we are living in strange times, so why not try something new?

First, I want to say that WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER! The news is confusing, the images are scary. I understand. We've had a deluge of conflicting information on COVID-19 and it's difficult to figure out what this afternoon will bring, much less next week. My heart goes out to everyone with a sick family or friend, a struggling business, or general uncertainty about the future. I have faith that by following CDC guidelines and staying safe, we will come out of this stronger than ever. Remember, this is temporary. Undoubtedly, we will have a different world when all is said and done. Change can be hard and scary .. or it can bring opportunity and growth.

"There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind." - C.S. Lewis

Second, although many of us are sheltering in place, business has not come to a standstill. Would it surprise you to learn there were 53 new homes placed on the market in DFW just yesterday? Yes, the home buying and selling market is very active! With today's technology, we can do so much to market your home without even leaving our own! Virtual open houses and tours are very popular with buyers. 3D tours allow buyers to see every detail. I can video conference with you for a selling consultation. We can even arrange remote closings! Coldwell Banker Realty is dedicated to make this time as easy and stress-free as possible for you.

If you were thinking of selling but have decided to hold off, that's okay, too. Give me a call so I can guide you on how to best utilize this time to prepare your home for top dollar. Together, we can make fact-based, researched decisions to benefit you.

Finally, I want to encourage you to breathe. Take several deep breaths. Give yourself breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Stay connected with friends and family through Facetime or Zoom calls. Stay hydrated. Eat as well as you can, but don't beat yourself up for that Girl Scout cookie binge. We've all been there! Try to get plenty of sleep and exercise. Even a 10 minute stretching session or a brisk walk around the block will release endorphins. And find a reason to laugh - watch a Friends rerun or a dog video, call your goofiest friend.

Things will get better. This pandemic will pass. We will get through this.

Keep the faith. Stay at home. And wash your hands. :}