Gerstad Builders Responds to COVID-19
What a crazy time to be alive! For many of us, life as we knew it has been disrupted and we are struggling to understand how to get back to living as close to a normal life as possible. In the home building industry, we are looking at how we can take a customer experience that has been traditionally an in-person or face-to-face process and make it a virtual experience. Unfortunately, many of us are still learning how to adapt, but we are working on learning. At Gerstad Builders, we wanted to take a moment to let you know how we are evolving to help serve you and what you should be able to expect.
First we want to address concerns about quarantine and shelter in place orders. Home building construction is a very critical portion of the economy and we foresee all construction activity continuing unless otherwise specifically instructed by governing authorities. Our trades have continued to uphold our construction schedules at this time and our distributors have informed us that they plan to keep in operation and supplying our production lines. This means that those who are interested in buying a home should take advantage of the supplemental time with your family to shop for your next home and make it a family experience. Interest rates are very low so now is a great time to buy.
For those looking to buy a new home, where do you start?!
Gerstad Builders will be rolling out a few new features as part of our response to increased social constraints. First, we are still operating our model home. We are releasing an appointment only program. You can go online to schedule your appointment and we will ensure you have a personalized home shopping experience. You would be the only customer on site at that time. Additionally, we are working on getting all of our staff set up with a video conferencing software so if you want to show us something on your computer or if we want to show you something on our screen, we can! Lastly, we have a limited number of 360 virtual tours available as we are still unrolling this program. However, we can send you links to many of our more popular models so you can virtually shop for new housing in the McHenry area, Rockford area, or Southern Wisconsin.
As new information on our current state of affairs nationally is released, we will do our best to keep everyone informed on new updates with our company. Many of our updates will be on Facebook so subscribe to our page to get notifications. As many can appreciate our current situation is fluid and we are working hard to make sure we can serve you as best as we are able. We are really motivated to see how our country is coming together to respond to these circumstances and can’t wait to work with you to create a Home Built For You!