There are a lot of things up in the air right now as we find ourselves trying to find solid footing in the middle of a global pandemic. If just normal life feels a little “off,” having to move in the middle of this time might seem like something that could push you over the edge.
However, if you find yourself in need of moving right now, there are two people who can help you keep your calm and cool and make moving a breeze: a good real estate agent and a professional organizer.
Luckily, there are many of these very people in the Phoenix area who not only want to make your move easy but also as safe as possible for you and your family.
Here are just a few of our favorite professionals who are adapting their practices during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep you healthy and still get the job done.
A Word From Our Local Real Estate Partners
With most of their business conducted face to face touring a variety of homes, real estate agents have had to adapt quickly to the changes that COVID-19 has had on the real estate business to ensure the safety of their clients and their associates. Here are just a few Phoenix-area agents we proudly partner with and how they are adapting to these changes:
Kevin Owens - North & Co.
With over a decade of experience in selling metro Phoenix real estate, Kevin Owens is not only a top producing agent, but he is a highly sought after residential real estate resource in the Phoenix area.
Owens and his associates all are working diligently to ensure your safety at this time by providing the following practices:
- Using Zoom and FaceTime to interact with clients to reduce in-person meetings
- Virtual showings of properties through web conferencing software
- Video showcase tours to promote listings through social media
- Required completion of health questionnaire for buyer agents if showings take place in person
- In-person showings require the use of hand sanitizer, booties and constant, diligent sanitation of high-touch areas such as doorknobs and light switches
- Funds transferred electronically
- Closing signings done electronically with a mobile notary meeting clients at their home
- Upon closing, hands-free key delivery
Contact Kevin Owens—North and Co. for more information about how they are safeguarding your health during this time.
Jera Banks and Adam Bailey - Home Sweet Phoenix
With a combined total of over 27 years of experience in real estate and marketing, Jera Banks and Adam Bailey are Home Sweet Phoenix, a real estate company that keeps impeccable customer service at the heart of its mission to make sure you not only find your dream home but sell your current home quickly and at the right price.
At this time, Banks and Bailey are going that extra mile to ensure your safety during the home selling and buying process by:
- Staying connected via phone, text, social media or video conferencing.
- Wearing face masks and practicing social distance for all in-person meetings.
- Providing video and FaceTime home tours at your convenience.
- Offering a special 1-percent credit for any home purchase or home sale to go straight toward your closing cost.
Contact Home Sweet Phoenix if you are looking for a safe alternative while selling or buying a home.
Lindsay Blaszak - My Home Group
Lindsay Blaszak has used her position and connection to the Phoenix area to connect with her fellow residents and champion further growth and development in the North Valley region.
As an “essential worker,” Lindsay also is taking measures to make sure that your experience in selling or buying a home is safe and follows guidelines for staying healthy, such as:
- Offering virtual appointments, showings, closings and team meetings.
- Conducting clean showings if the client prefers an in-person showing by sanitizing surfaces and high-touch areas like doorknobs and light switches.
- Providing air circulation with open windows during in-person showings.
- Providing gloves and hand sanitizer for potential buyers at a showing.
- Offering discounted services for first responders and educators whose lives have been especially turned upside down at this time.
Contact Lindsay Blaszak to find out more about what she is doing for her clients to make sure they have a successful and safe home buying experience.
Our Partners Have Your Back for Organizing, Unpacking, and More!
Whether you are trying to declutter your home to sell or you are looking for ways to organize your new home, a professional organizer can help you in many ways. Here are some of our favorite Phoenix-area professional organizers and how they are helping their clients in new “out of the box” ways during this time.
Errin and Kelly - The Home Project
Based in Chandler, Errin and Kelly service the entire Phoenix area with their home organizing expertise. While their work usually entails meeting clients in person and working in their home, the age of social distancing has required some thinking outside of the box (or the pretty acrylic bin!) to help clients create some sanctuary in their home during a chaotic time.
Errin and Kelly are staying connected to clients through virtual DIY organizing and by staying connected through social media with tips and tricks on how to organize your home. Book a consultation with The Home Project now for June or July, and you will receive 15-percent off of their hourly rate.
Malka Rodal - The Organized Fairy
Malka Rodal turned her passion for organization and helping others get organized into a full-time business in 2009. With over a decade of organizational expertise, Malka is still here to help you create the home of your dreams even during this time.
In order to serve her clients while still maintaining safe social distancing practices, Malka has gone virtual and can guide you every step of the way for your DIY organization project. Contact Malka Rodal at The Organized Fairy today to find out how she can help you with your project, no matter how big or small.
Ashley Gerardo - A Simplified Home
Ashley Gerardo learned the art of organizing and keeping life running smoothly through her previous experiences as a teacher and an in-home childcare provider. Ashley’s goal is to help create a functional space in your home to reduce your stress at a time when stress is at an all-time high.
Ashely is available for in-person consultations in healthy homes as well as virtual assistance with your remodeling, decorating or organizing project. Contact Ashley Gerardo at A Simplified Home for more information about how she can help you simplify your home and your life.
Bridges Conner - Get Organized With Bridges
Bridges Conner and his team of 15 professional organizers are staying connected to their community during this time with a lot of help from social media. Providing Facebook Live organizing tips and tricks, Bridges and his associates have been using this time to educate the Phoenix area and beyond on ways they organize their homes and their lives to find some much-needed peace and balance.
Bridges is offering a free consultation to discuss your needs, come up with an action plan and provide an on-the-spot quote for your project. Contact Briedge Conner at Get Organized With Bridges for information about how they can efficiently and safely help you get your life organized.
Rachel Winter - Happy Home Organizers
Rachel Winter’s mission is to create calm out of chaos and help you create a system where everything has a place and everything is in its place. Since many find that our “place” is at home right now, Rachel is offering virtual organizing appointments through FaceTime, WhatsApp or Zoom, where she will become your declutter coach and accountability partner as you begin to get your home organized.
If you would prefer an in-person organizing session, Rachel and her associates are able to accommodate you while staying safe by wearing gloves and face masks and following social distancing guidelines. During this time, they are also offering a COVID-19 discount of $50 off each organizer for all in-person jobs.
Contact Rachel Winters at Happy Home Organizers to find out more about how they can help you organize your home.
Safety is on the minds of everyone right now but especially those in the real estate and home organizing industries. While we all have learned that life doesn’t stop during a pandemic, these are just a few of the local Phoenix businesses that can help do what needs to get done while still ensuring everyone is safe and comfortable as the process happens.