18 August 21

Remember, there’s still life after lockdown!

Remember, there’s still life after lockdown!

There’s been a lot of talk of the ‘new normal’ as we settle into our sixth week of life under lockdown.

Routines have changed. Businesses have been disrupted. Plans have been put on hold. It’s safe to say circumstances certainly feel unprecedented.

But, it’s important to see COVID-19 for what it is. Temporary. Sure, we don’t know when lockdown will lift, but we do know it will lift at some point.

The property market may feel frozen, but there are still things we can do. Planning, logistics, seeking advice, preparing. All of those ‘admin tasks’ that never get crossed off your to-do list can now, finally, be tackled.

That’s why always setting life after lockdown in your sights is so important. If we allow ourselves to get bogged down in the moment-to-moment worries, we’ll stop moving altogether. This has to be avoided. After all, it’s springtime, not hibernation time.

So, what are some positives we can take from our current situation?

Well, for one thing, community spirit seems to have blossomed. People seem kinder, more neighbourly. We’ve seen some heart-warming examples of this around our local areas of Faversham, Canterbury and Whitstable. Clapping for the NHS is now a daily ritual in our streets.

Here at Foundation, we’re champions of the local area and of the local community, having supported schools throughout the area for many years now. We hope this close-knit spirit will continue when lockdown lifts. We’re also champions of local estate agencies and we are seeing the positives of being a smaller business.

As times have recently shown us, businesses have to be ready to adapt at the drop of a hat. Smaller agencies, with less overheads, more freedom to work remotely and the ability to act quickly, could fare far better than larger corporate companies.

We’re one team, with one office. We know the value of a strong team, and work together to deliver the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. A small business is a nimble business, one that can pivot far quicker than a larger company. And in this environment, those who adapt are more likely to survive!

So, we’re trying to focus on the future, the positives and keep busy. At this time, it is encouraging to imagine that we will emerge from this as a country that is kinder, more resilient and more community-minded.

We understand your moving plans may have changed recently. Although our office has closed its doors for now, we are all still operating from behind screens and phones! We know you may have worries and frustrations and are seeking advice. We’re here to help. Give us a ring on 01227 752617. And most importantly, stay safe!