What I’m Thankful For

The past few months have been challenging, as the coronavirus pandemic upended our lives. While businesses and activities have slowly reopened, Covid-19 has not disappeared. We’re now living a new normal – social distancing, wearing masks, and diligently washing our hands, among other CDC recommendations – and we’re likely to continue doing so for some time to come.

As I’ve reflected on our current state, I’ve found many things to be thankful for—things that all our team at Long & Foster should be appreciative of.

We’re a strong, stable and responsible company. Because we’re a fiscally responsible and solid business, we’re not forced to react to outside events. We have reduced costs, like most companies, but these were decision we made—not that were made for us.

We’re here for you, virtually. Through the past few months, we’ve adjusted to working remotely – meeting via Zoom and Teams, connecting through emails and phone calls, leveraging our digital technology and tools, like MoxiPresent, Engage and Campaigns. We’ll continue to balance working from home and the office (socially distanced) in the months ahead, with our agents, employees and customers safety our top priority.

Our family of companies has proven invaluable. Long & Foster’s real estate, mortgage, title, insurance and moving divisions have worked hand-in-hand to get transactions closed, as others in the industry have watched deals fall apart. Our all-inclusive model not only brings certainty to transactions for our clients, but also revenue diversification to our business that helps ensure our financial stability.

Long & Foster’s leaders have what it takes to succeed, in any market. Doing well in good times is easy; doing well in hard times is not. Our leadership teams, throughout the pandemic, have pushed through adversity, making the most of the experience and instilling confidence in our entire Long & Foster family.

We learn from our experiences. There are many lessons learned from this pandemic, from how we operate our businesses to how we maintain a work/life balance. As we move forward in 2020 and beyond, we’ll implement those lessons to further improve our company for our agents and employees.

These are what I am grateful for…what else would you add to the list?