Real Estate Update Regarding the Services of Edmonton Lake Property (ELP)

Real Estate Update Regarding the Services of Edmonton Lake Property (ELP)                                                                               Serving Lake Wabamun – Isle Lake and Lac Ste Anne.

Dear Friends,

It’s logical given the news we are trying to navigate the current situation and maybe even a new normal. Our first concerns are to make sure ourselves and our loved ones are safe and sound, and they remain that way.

Given that concern, Real estate in Alberta has been deemed as an essential service. Given that we at Edmonton Lake Property don’t even open our season usually until April 10 (when the snow is gone and our full services by the 15th to 21st of April, so given that it still March, we are early. By this time, we usually have already been contacted by 12 – 15 potential buyers for the upcoming market. I’m happy to announce we are at least 50% of normal considering all that is going on.

Personally, I just back from America, and I’m in quarantine until April 12. We at ELP will not be going on any physical appointments till April 15, maybe longer, depending on conditions. We will consider opening up our services under a strict set of guidelines at that time, which will include social distancing and qualifying both potential buyers and sellers with a questionnaire to judge both of our possible safety. While real estate is essential, your personal safety is our first priority.

Now, if you are like most, you are wondering about the state of the market. Given the uniqueness of our market and the 10,000 people on our real estate mail list, we may find on a hopeful note that our market may experience a bit of rush once we start to see an end to this pandemic.

Considering the negative side of the pandemic’s effect on the market, the longer this goes on, the more it will affect sales and prices. The economic toll could take years to recover as a Country, Province and locally if this continues until mid-summer until we can see a recovery curve.

With our extensive market reach to 10,000 potential clients who have shown interest in Lake country in the last 8 years. We are grateful to the 350 successful transactions to buyers and sellers that amount to over $85 million in total sale value. I feel we have the experience to guide you through the current conditions. We even had a few offers in the last few days.

Our approach to this year is to rely heavily on professional photography, aerial photography and virtual showings. We are preparing our system to show buyers’ property virtually through Facetime or messaging. That’s right we will be able to show your property while the potential buyers sit in the comfort of their living room if it comes to that

We have been working on videos to portray our listings in their best light to our potential customers and on social media marketing. We have the staff and the equipment to make you shine as a seller.

We will be sending all potential buyers and sellers our protocol for safety. In the meantime, here is a first draft video my daughter put together from our sister company in Edmonton.

I invite you to look at the city video This gives an idea of our future on-line promotions,

I will be reaching out as time permits, but I would like to invite you to call me personally regarding all your local real estate questions. If you have any concerns, I would be happy to take the time to answer them on an individual basis.

In closing, we are clearly in unchartered territory that none of us have sailed through. There will be a point where the kids are playing on the beach, social distancing will be eased, and we will start to return to our healthy lives. This COVID-19 health event will be a distant memory.

In the meantime, stay safe and stay home.

Need Help? Although I’m in quarantine till April 12, if you or a loved one needs help in any way, you feel we may be able to provide it. I’m a caregiver and can provide minimal services if required, cooking, housecleaning, catheter changes, deliveries. Call, and I may be able to help. No charge for those in need in Lake Country.

The Local Guy,

Charlene Anderson & Kelvin Vandesselaar

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