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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I've been venturing out once a week to do my grocery shopping. I use a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables so want to make sure I restock those while I can. This past Monday we were at the store at 9, and there were only a few people there. I found almost everything I needed. We stayed 6 feet from the person who was checking out. We used a clorox wipe on the cart before using it, and then hand sanitizer afterwards. Everyone was friendly. The shopping trip went fine. 

Apr 01, 2020 05:16 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I was shopping early in the morning about once a week. I signed up for InstaCart this week and am now having groceries delivered. No lines. No worries. Just wait for the groceries to be delivered to my porch.  Yes, the service has a price, which I am happy to pay. But, I am also saving money by only ordering what I need and not buying impulse items.   

Apr 01, 2020 05:59 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Reduced hours.  Controlled entry.  Limited number of shoppers allowed.  Evidence of empty shelves.  Orderly physical distancing of patrons.  Thankful that the stores remain open.  As for attire, it's California - come on, little surprises me.  

Apr 01, 2020 04:39 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

My faorite grocery staff is cleaning the shopping carts, have markers on the flo0or for social distancintg and wiping down the conveyor belt after each customer checks out, has most of the stuff I need/want, so far so good.

Apr 01, 2020 06:36 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont believe that I have entered a store so far this year, people around me handle these types of things while I handle my types of things.

So far no complaints from those who head to the store to get what is needed to keep the family and business moving along.

Apr 01, 2020 05:25 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Early in the morning the store is sticked and after 7 they start stocking again, I went last night to get some things and there was no one there, i was in and out quickly. Still no TP but lot sof food things i wanted here in NH.

Apr 01, 2020 04:58 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

We tried Instacart for the first time. Kind of good to have a personal shopper (sort of). It worked out fairly well. The shopper could not find everything we wanted (out of stock) and substituted in some cases.

We had two different shoppers visit two different grocery stores. One of them has been laid off from his regular job with an air conditioning repair and maintanence company. Now he spends his days trying to scratch out a living shopping for others.

Apr 01, 2020 07:09 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Our grocery store has made some positive moves to protect the cashiers & consumers (shields, distance markers, etc).  Re: gloves & masks... whatever makes you feel better I guess; many are not warranted but "you do you". 

Apr 01, 2020 06:44 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

It's always in & out with that list. I don't really care what other people do. 

Apr 01, 2020 06:34 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Frankly, the masks and gloves are freaking me out. 

Apr 01, 2020 05:27 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Lines are long but finally shrinking since the hoarders and panic-stricken are fully loaded up. We are only going out of our neighborhood and house only when needed. As far as people wearing masks and gloves, I say, to each their own. 

Stay Healthy

Apr 01, 2020 08:37 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Whole Foods is a cluster you know what.  
Safeway, on the other hand, is much easier to navigate through the store. 

Both are out of stock on many items ... 

Apr 01, 2020 08:17 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Distance keeping, gloves, some masks, people being self-absorbed, products available, plenty parking, to go orders, freeways unclogged, all is OK

Apr 01, 2020 07:07 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We are counting on home deliveries of groceries. Sadly, many items are not available.

Apr 01, 2020 06:55 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

The grocery stores have calmed down, not aisles full of carts, and are seeing shelves having more supplies.   We were instructed to go ONLY once a week.

Apr 01, 2020 06:49 AM
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bob gordon
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Boulder, CO
Boulder Real Estate Services + Blogger

I wear an R95 mask and gloves when shopping.  I've been doing this for three weeks now.  I hand sanitize after shopping and then thoroughly wash up at home. We sterilize the counters after unloading groceries. We are now leaving cardboard packages in the garge for 24+ hours before opening. 

Apr 03, 2020 11:59 AM
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The grocery stores are definitely looking different and their policies for how transactions are handled are changed as well.  It is better to be safe than sorry. 

Apr 02, 2020 10:41 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

There's no getting a complete list at any store.  Last night, I couldn't find vegetable oil.  Hoarders need to realize that they are casuing more grocery traffic in creating shortages.  Folks that need something are going to four and five stores.  That's not right.

The people in masks and gloves make me shake my head.  The mask is only good for helping you not touch your face.  The gloves are no better than your fingers.  If you are touching the cart with your gloves, then your groceries, they are still potentially getting the virus on them.  

 

Apr 01, 2020 10:40 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

At least once a week to replinsh milk (my grandson drinks a lot of that) but beyond that I have deliveries and could never go to the store again.  And I'm popping in a smaller local dollar general in the neighborhood for that.

Apr 01, 2020 09:59 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

Frozen Food & Canned Goods last for a very long time.

Apr 01, 2020 09:05 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Normally it would be out of place with the established rules of "social norms."  Now, it would be the new social norm.  The rarity that I do go out, I go out with gloves.  I use the self check.

Apr 01, 2020 08:42 AM