A Northern Michigan Real Estate Status Report

Posted by Walter J. Kidd on Thursday, March 26th, 2020 at 10:44am.

 

Greetings from Northern Michigan, 

As we navigate through this unusual disruption to our nation, I want you to know that my team and I are doing everything possible to address the new challenges the real estate business now faces head-on. 

First, we are making the necessary adjustments to adapt to our Governor’s mandated stay-in-place order. Fortunately, the technology needed to carry us forward is already in place. FaceTime, virtual showings, virtual tours, and a strong internet presence will be relied on now more than ever. My goal, as always, is to address any questions a Buyer may have in real-time without interruption, especially in this time of nation-wide disruption and social distancing.

Secondly, the inventory in Northern Michigan is low. Fortunately, for all of us, the economy was booming before this disruption began, and I know there are buyers on the sidelines right now making plans. With the stock market in a state of flux, Northern Michigan real estate is a solid place to invest now more than ever. 

Lastly, if we are going to go through a disruption like this, it couldn’t have happened during a better time of year. Traditionally the month of April is known locally as our “mud month.” It’s the time of year where we experience somewhat of a lull in activity, take our spring breaks, and prepare for the upcoming spring and summer seasons. While there will be no spring breaks this year, there will be plenty of planning.

In closing, please know that I, along with Lauren and my team, are here to serve you. Have confidence that we have our finger on the pulse of how this interruption will affect our business. Rest assured that we are here working and will keep you updated as the situation evolves. When we get through this, I believe “Up North” and all its natural beauty will become an even more critical part of our lives. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me, I’d love to hear from you! Until then, keep safe and stay healthy. 

Sincerely,

WALLY KIDD
(231)838-2700
wkidd@kiddleavy.com

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