GA REALCAST with Maura Neill
GAREALcast: Best Practices for REALTORS During COVID-19 with Bobbi Howe
COVID-19 has presented a number of challenges for REALTORS®, not the least of which is how do we make adjustments to our "best practices" to be able to continue to serve our clients (and make a living) while complying with CDC guidelines, state and local mandates, proclamations, and executive orders for self-quarantine and shelter in place. I had a chance to sit down and talk with Bobbi Howe, President of the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® to discuss all of that and more.
From the moment Kansas City (and shortly thereafter, her hometown and home market of St. Joseph, MO) received Shelter in Place orders, Bobbi, along with her KCRAR CEO, Kipp Cooper, and his staff, flew into action, creating a variety of resources for their members, including a series of informational videos, Zoom meetings, and an online resource guide entitled, "Official Practices and Guidelines for Real Estate Professionals under COVID-19 Stay at Home Ordinance." While the guide (which you can view in the link below) is crafted specifically to their local guidelines and orders, it serves as an excellent resource for any Association in the midst of a similar ordinance or proclamation (or about to be) and is a great read for any REALTOR® or broker looking for guidance on best practices in this unprecedented time. Additionally, Bobbi is a steady and calm presence in stormy, uncharted waters, and her advice, both as a practicing REALTOR® and a leader is priceless.
Visit the Georgia REALTORS® COVID-19 Resource Page, here: https://garealtor.com/members/member-resources/covid-19-resources-for-gar-members/
View the Georgia REALTORS® Best Practices Guide, here: https://garealtor.com/real-estate-is-an-essential-service-but-its-not-business-as-usual/?fbclid=IwAR0DdIHR_uI2P6uzuovM20L1Cq7wsC6o515-vzCRiEsnGarnzbzJSFIz9Do
View KCRAR's Official Practices and Guidelines for Real Estate Professionals Under COVID-19 Stay at Home Ordinance, here: https://resourcekc.com/kcrar-releases-official-practices-and-guidelines-for-real-estate-profession-p804-177.htm?fbclid=IwAR1_Sn-OqrNdqnw2WNyQ15HncZhV-t5Xn_dlRr3Sv3-ZjIK9JiRa7WcgfFE
BOBBI HOWE: As a second-generation real estate professional, Bobbi has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. She is the 2020 Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® President, the 2020 Immediate Past Chair of Strategic Thinking Advisory Committee for the National Association of REALTORS®, 2020 Chair of Strategic Planning for Missouri REALTORS® and is a REALTOR® for Keller Williams Kansas City North. She has a passion for speaking on the topic of mental health for REALTORS® and those in the real estate industry. In her spare time, she loves running marathons and being an Association junkie. The easiest way to connect with Bobbi online is via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bobbijohowe