Richie Alan  Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

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Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Perhaps at first, but not in the long run...I enjoy hugging my friends and family...A

Apr 09, 2020 03:04 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It will be interesting to see how "social distancing" is approached as part of an ongoing practice.  I have noticed the majority of people are quite respectful of the current situation as evidence of all sorts is on display.  

Apr 09, 2020 02:59 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Richie yes people are playing by the rules of the current situation - pretty well in my area.  As for this continuing on as things go back to somewhat  and at some point normal, some may continue on with these behaviors but many of us will want to return to our hugging and showing our affection for others. Count me in on the latter group....absolutely!

Apr 09, 2020 02:17 PM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

A woman at the grocery store visibly jumped away when my daughter & I were over 6 ft away...  It was fascinating to say the least.  I don't think we'll return to hugging any time soon.  

Apr 10, 2020 06:08 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

In my area, I see the six foot distancing getting a little less every day.  I don't think this is hear to stay.  

Apr 09, 2020 02:11 PM
Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA

it's really weird and I don't like it.

Apr 09, 2020 01:54 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Our kw office is a very huggy type of place, time will tell if this will be changed by this experience.

Apr 10, 2020 05:43 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I think most people will go back to whatever behavior they used to employ.

Apr 10, 2020 05:08 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Not seeing cars spaced apart, Richie. I did go into my Publix store a few days ago... apparently they marked directional signals for the aisles to keep shoppers moving in one direction in each aisle which NO ONE was paying attention to, I suppose because we weren't looking down at the floor while shopping and no one had made us aware of this as we entered the store. When an employee told me (not asked) to follow the directional signs she was standing no more than 2 feet away from me... I told her I'd prefer she just step back a few feet and that would go a lot further in keeping the virus from spreading... she got the message... I hadn't seen anyone jump so fast.

Apr 10, 2020 04:35 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I don't know about cars but there is definitely a lot less traffic and I kind of like that!

Apr 09, 2020 04:35 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

We had to go to the bank yesterday and were allowed to wear a mask INSIDE! It was a little unsettling. Am looking forward to getting back to a new business as usual!

Apr 09, 2020 03:21 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I'm in a city, and I barely see people outside.  I went on a walk on Monday and I think I was the only one wo/ a mask or covering. No things won't be fully normal (and esp for me) until after a vaccine.

Apr 09, 2020 02:31 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Wouldn't be surprised if this translates into real estate in a big way. For years, everyone wanted to move closer to their work. Now people with 2nd homes are leaving the cities. I've had calls from people from big metropolitan cities, now "hot spots", looking for homes here on the Monterey Peninsula. Will that mean prices will drop in those cities? Ours here will go up.

Apr 09, 2020 02:08 PM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

What I think will remain is that it will be acceptable to be a hygenic.  What was once considered germophobic behavior will be considered normal.  Three months ago, if you got on a plane and pulled out bleach wipes to clean your space, other people would roll their eyes.  I teach classes and we have always had bleach wipes in the room.  A few months ago, if someone pulled out a bleach wipe to wipe off their table or chair before class, other students would internally roll their eyes.  Going forward, people will be less judgy of that type of people.  In fact, they may even say, "Pass the bleach wipes please."

Apr 10, 2020 06:27 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It's the norm around here for most, but many still forget. Old habits are hard to break.

Apr 10, 2020 05:01 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Social distancing will slowly go away once the crisis is over. And as far as traffic, distancing in Chicago will go away as quickly as traffic goes back to normal counts!

Apr 10, 2020 04:40 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I doubt this will last.  I suspect people will go back to normal very soon, especially the younger ones who didn't care much for distancing in the first place.  I plan to go out and shake hands and more.

Apr 09, 2020 09:11 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Yes and yes.  This social distancing may become the new normal for the future.  Are you into bowing to great people?  Something to be said about the Asian approach in acknowledging others.

Apr 09, 2020 08:55 PM
Peter Mohylsky. BRIX REALTY
Brix Realty - Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

Nice thoughts. I am sure it has some truth.  I did notice the social distancing in the parking lot.  I hope my car doesn't get coughed on,  

Apr 09, 2020 06:26 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Grocery stores and sidewalks is where I see it, otherwise I see no one. Shelter in Place if I'm not grocery shopping or hiking.

Apr 09, 2020 06:01 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Not intentionally

Apr 09, 2020 04:01 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes it still feels od, but most seem to be paying attention. Still lots of people out in public and not wearing masks, and some don't seem to make an effort to avoid other but just go about their business in the stores. Amazing how little traffic there is!

Apr 09, 2020 03:43 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Only time will tell.

Apr 09, 2020 03:29 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

You know the car thing I had noticed the other day when I brought it to the shop

Apr 10, 2020 09:09 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Yes Richie Alan Naggar government mind control had a tight grip on many.

Apr 10, 2020 07:02 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

WIth the majority it is "out of sight out of mind" and "how soon we forget" , so things will be back to "normal" not long after it is over

Apr 10, 2020 05:33 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We are staying at home.

Apr 10, 2020 08:38 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

We do what we have to do. The transition may be slow, but we tend to forget, so things will get back to maybe a new normal.

Apr 10, 2020 07:52 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Dr. Fauci says we shouldn't be shaking hands at all in the future. 

It's a brave new world!

Apr 10, 2020 07:41 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

lol, didn't notice the cars but most people are paying attention & then others are on another planet & you have to step away from them.

Apr 10, 2020 07:22 AM
linda thompson
Selling by Design Staging - Fresno, CA
Home staging specialist in Fresno CA

In Fresno we are staying in as per strong suggestion from our mayor. Can go for walks, but must keep  a 6 ft  distance from those also out strolling. Highlight of the week is our Zoom wine party!

Apr 11, 2020 03:52 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

There may be reluctance in the beginning as we transition to a new normal. Over time I believe we will resume hugging.  

Apr 10, 2020 10:19 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Yes, Richie Alan Naggar  , I agree that it will be a while before we arrive at the "new normal"...whatever that will be. 

Apr 12, 2020 11:49 AM