Open Houses During a Zombie Apocalypse [Video]

 

Residential real estate is considered an essential service, but we no longer host public open houses during health crises.

You may wonder how realtors show properties these days. Well, we do this mindfully with our clients’ health and safety in mind. Firstly, before entry, all visitors must sign a PEAD-V form and we schedule a private tour with agents. All buyers/visitors need to sign the PEAD-V every day they tour properties. 

 

The rules outlined by the new posted pictogram which are posted in homes simply state everyone to:

a) wear a mask

b) stay six feet apart

c) wash your hands upon entry

d) discard all PPE after visit

e) Do not touch anything unnecessarily

 

The PEAD-V form includes an eight page “Best Practices Guidelines and Prevention Plan for Showings.”

It requires all listing agents to ensure:

1) That the “rules” are followed during showings (no touching surfaces, masks worn, ext.)

2) That handrails, light switches, clipboards, knobs, toilet handles, keyboards, and other commonly touched areas need to be wiped down with disinfectant before and after showings (soap/towel, Lysol wipes)

3) Soap or sanitizer needs to be available

4) Doors must be left open to outside to allow for fresh air

5) Doors throughout inside must be left open to decrease need for opening by visitors.

 

Learn more: https://www.car.org/legal/Recent-Lega…

If you have any questions about buying or selling under these conditions, don’t worry, give me a call and I’ll share with your our best practices to keep you and your family safe and healthy!

Be Well!

Lynne MacFarlane Homes

Lynne Watanabe MacFarlane, MCDM, SRES Realtor

PFAC Silicon Valley chapter, affiliate member

Lmacfarlane @ intero. com

831.346.2743 text/voice anytime


Posted on July 7, 2020 at 1:26 am
Lynne (Watanabe) MacFarlane | Posted in Buyers, Community Stories, Homeowners, Open House, Real Estate, Shelter in place | Tagged , , , , ,

Highlighting The Essential Business Of Caregiving (Video Interview with Home Instead, Leslie Kefer)

As a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), part of my expertise is to introduce features of a home for “Aging in Place” to prospective clients. I often introduce local businesses to clients which can extend living at home longer. As we all shelter in place, we’re learning that the senior population requires more care and assistance during this pandemic. It’s necessary to learn what resources are available to fit you and your family’s needs during this time of crisis. In this video, I interview Leslie Kefer, Director of Home Instead, covering the San Francisco Mid-Peninsula (Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City, Palo Alto and Mountain View); she explains the process of hiring a professional caregiver and what necessary precautions it takes to continue business during shelter in place.

If you have any questions about caregiving needs, please reach out to either Leslie or me.

Leslie Kefer, Home Instead Senior Care (650) 691-9671

Thanks!

Lynne Watanabe MacFarlane, MCDM, SRES | Realtor
PFAC Silicon Valley Affiliate
Intero | A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate
phone 831.346.2743 mobile
lmacfarlane @ Intero.com DRE# 02066698

 

Lynne MacFarlane Homes


Posted on May 19, 2020 at 4:21 am
Lynne (Watanabe) MacFarlane | Posted in Community Stories, SANTA CLARA COUNTY, seniors, Shelter in place, SRES, Sunnyvale | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Small Business Showcase: Donut Station in Capitola [Video]

Local small businesses are struggling.

The once bustling Donut Station was the morning spot for parents to stop and buy boxes of donuts for schools, churches, work.

I know through personal experience, bringing a pink box of a dozen donuts for colleagues to take ‘over the hill’ makes people’s day a little brighter, especially when they see that they’re from my beach community of Capitola!

While these shared food items were once frequently gifted, sheltering in place has created a difficult environment, even for items that were always take-out.

Donut Station

I hope you will have an opportunity to visit Donut Station in #Capitola. Hope you enjoy my video interviews too as I wish to highlight how business owners are adapting and showing quiet strength of resilience

Note: the first 100 people who show up at the Donut Station can get a free donut on me, just mention my name and that you saw them! Cheers~ Be well!

 

Lynne MacFarlane Homes

 

 

 


Posted on May 8, 2020 at 5:05 am
Lynne (Watanabe) MacFarlane | Posted in Capitola, Community Stories, Santa Cruz County, Small Businesses | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Tacos Moreno 3 in Capitola Village – Interview with Gabriella Castro, Owner [Video]

Local Small Businesses – Highlighting small businesses that help create and enrich life and community.

Growing up in San Francisco, my parents were ambitious immigrant entrepreneurs hungry to show the world that they were proud Americans and small business owners of both Sanppo Restaurant in Japantown and Biodent Ceramics, a small dental lab on 450 Sutter. As we shelter in place I reflect back on my childhood, we struggled with each turn of the economy and my father emphasized the importance of taking care of his employees and their families; He defined success, and deeply embedded in me his work ethic and care for the family in both companies and when the economy went sour, he would always lend a helping hand during hardship. I think most will agree that restaurateurs are dreamers with a vision to bring a community together. This is what owner Gabriella Castro of Tacos Moreno does for Capitola Village.

Being an entrepreneur is never easy. Doing so while sheltering in place it’s even more difficult. I hope you’ll have an opportunity to visit Tacos Moreno 3 & hope you enjoy my video too!
Let me know if I can help you in any way I can.

Lynne MacFarlane, Realtor - Together, we got this!


Posted on April 26, 2020 at 1:43 pm
Lynne (Watanabe) MacFarlane | Posted in Capitola, Community Stories, Shelter in place, Small Businesses | Tagged , , , , , , , ,