Gerstad Builders Home Buying Process During Physical Distancing
Social Distancing or as we like to call it ‘Physical Distancing’ has raised a number of challenges for everyone. Fortunately, home building operations were deemed essential business during a ‘Shelter in Place’ order. For some, home buying can be a confusing process under normal circumstances so we wanted to explain what you can expect from Gerstad Builders from start to finish when it comes to Physical Distancing Procedures and Essential Operations.
Sales Processes Implemented:
To start we have implemented sales and home buying counseling to help get the process started. Potential home buyers can set up an appointment with one of our sales agents who are working remotely. Our sales agents, Tammy Olsen and Tom Roach, are available by phone, email, facetime and/or Zoom. If necessary, onsite appointments can be made however, there are certain protocols to be followed.
Since homebuyers want to visually see the options available to them, Gerstad has created 360 Virtual Tours of 8 model homes and can be viewed in the comfort of your home. Check out our Facebook page where these are each posted individually.
We currently have 3 furnished models available for video tour; The Jackson and The Palmer are in McHenry, IL and our Bay View Model in Poplar Grove, IL. We can give you tours of these models with zoom or on-site with a private scheduled appointment.
If an in person meeting is required, depending on the stage of the home buying process or purchasing of your new home, that can be arranged since this is considered an essential operation. However, there are protocols that have to be followed.
- Pre-visit confirmation before all confirmed appointments
- Who can attend.
- Facial protection will not be provided but is expected during the entire interaction.
- Protective gloves will be provided and worn the whole time.
- Six foot distancing will be maintained during the appointment.
For a more in depth explanation, click here to view the full list of our procedures during this time of physical distancing.
During this time, Gerstad Builders has adapted our processes to make sure we can continue to serve our customers and future customers. To get the process started there are two ways; fill out the contact us form or schedule an appointment.