ZOOM-ing Through 2020

ZOOM-ing with Leaders and Members

Bernie Weiss, 2020 Director discussed virtual showings. Because she specializes in relocation, Bernie is accustomed to virtual showings and has been doing them regularly since before today’s challenges. Bernie recommends Duo – a free phone app for video conferencing, for convenient live virtual showings. She has also used WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger’s video chat option. Bernie reminds us that which tool is not as important as reaching out, connecting with customers and clients and using the tool that best works for each situation  (and connectivity/availability.)

Brad Brewer, 2020 Director demonstrated the virtual backgrounds available in Zoom for those that would rather not show their current surroundings on business calls. (There are many resources for best practices during virtual meetings, but overall we should all be kind, patient, empathetic and realize everyone is doing their best during these unexpected and challenging times.) Brad reminds our members to EDUCATE AND SERVE, not give opinions. He provided examples of ways to provide information to our communities and customers/clients rather than direct marketing or selling. Brad reminds us to check on our branding and especially any automated or scheduled messaging that may not be sensitive to the challenges we are facing today. We need to be cognizant of the many ways people are affected by COVID-19 and the far-reaching effects. Sue Miller used the chat feature to remind members about the many free and reduced cost education and designation opportunities available through NAR (National Association of Realtors®) RIGHT TOOLS, RIGHT NOW  Be sure to check it out. Bob Webster reminded all about the MetroMLS Town Hall Zoom sessions. There was a very informative one following our call. Be sure to watch your e-mails an/or the MetroMLS Facebook page to participate in upcoming sessions. There are more free opportunities to learn online every day. Please do yourself a favor when feeling frustrated, overwhelmed or reading too much on social media and take advantage of personal and professional development opportunities. Prepare yourself for the busy market ahead when orders are lifted and everyone is ready to MOVE. 😊 NEXT OPPORTUNITY: Let’s Connect. Let’s “ZOOM out of April” on Friday, April 30 at 1:00 p.m. All members will be able to participate via audio, video and/or just listen in as we connect and move into a new month. Invitation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86187176924?pwd=Z0g5U3JRc2I0TjZqL0NsclJSd2gvdz09 Meeting ID: 861 8717 6924 Password: 566489

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