Over the bank holiday weekend, my husband received news that his employer has extended its staff furlough scheme until the 31st of July. He works in the financial sector for an estate agency, and so we guess that they will keep him in this furloughed position until mortgage momentum starts gathering again.
Following this news, I was reflecting on the large number of people who are still furloughed or are working from home on full or reduced hours. And this got me thinking! This is a massive opportunity for people to reflect on their lifestyles properly during this time.
I own a dog. A beautiful fox red Labrador, who goes by the name of Skye. She is one of the reasons I have stayed sane during the past few weeks because every day Skye and I have continued to head out on our lockdown walkies.
So here we are, in week five of lockdown! Who would have thought it?
If you’re anything like me, you will have moments of complete clarity, where you accept the coronavirus situation and get on with it, and other moments, more extreme moments, where you have a complete wobble and think:
‘What the hell is this? How did we get to this point where we can’t leave our homes, our businesses are closed, and everything is just in limbo?’
If you are an estate agency and are worrying about your business, this is perfectly understandable and completely normal. The COVID-19 situation is new and unprecedented and we’re all a bit shell-shocked, wondering what to do next!
Well, right now, your website is your shop window and you must use it as one!
Right now, we are going through an unprecedented situation with the dreadful COVID-19 and so it’s hard for many independent business owners to know how we should feel. I am one of those business owners and that’s why I want to help you.