Since our SIP order on March 18, 2020, real estate pretty much stopped since we were unable to show properties unless they were vacant. Showing protocols called for booties, gloves and masks, and properties disinfected after each showing. The situation finally improved about two weeks ago. All visitors are required to sign documentation that they are healthy, understand the risk and will wear masks and gloves. One agent and two guests are allowed in a property. Open houses and Realtor tours are not permissible, only virtual tours and appointments.
It seems the market is amazingly brisk with many families wanting to escape the Bay area and finally make the Monterey Peninsula their home. In the last few days, I have seen properties go into escrow in a matter of days and a couple have sold over asking price. We will see how things develop in the near future.
Most all of our annual events have been cancelled such as the Big Sur Marathon, the Jazz Festival, the Bach Festival, various food festivals, and our wonderful Concours D’Elegance. We all look forward to 2021.
Tomorrow, some restaurants are opening for indoor dining, the shopping center is opening, some hotels, the gym, etc. I am hoping our cases of Covid-19 stay low. The majority of cases being reported are located in Salinas and mostly attributed to the agricultural workers. This is very sad. Living in the salad bowl of America, we certainly want our agricultural workers to stay well. We are all aware it will be a long process before we are back to normal and must be cautious until a vaccine is available. Stay safe and well.
I hope you are doing well during this unusual time. Since the Covid-19 SIP, we have stayed active and happily can show homes again by appointment with strict guidelines. Pricing has stayed consistent and we will see how things develop over the next few months but we are all feeling positive. Click on the photo to view our entire electronic magazine.
Must see Carmel Valley estate in the sought after Miramonte neighborhood. Features main home, one bedroom guest house, caretaker’s quarters, pool and tennis. Located on one of the most beautiful 2.57 acres parcels.
Located in the Miramonte area of sunny Carmel Valley, is this enchanting home with many artistic touches and features, a guest house, caretaker’s studio, solar heated pool and tennis court on a peaceful 2.57 acre parcel with lovely mountain views.
Come see this lovely, single story home of 1,870+ square feet with three bedrooms, two baths, a family room, eat in kitchen/breakfast area. The home is filled with beautiful light. Located on a 5,300 square foot corner lot within easy walking distance to Sunset Center, shops and restaurants. See it – you’ll love it. One of the best homes in Carmel.
Saturday, March 9, 2019 – 1 PM to 3 PM – SW Corner of 12 Ave. and San Carlos, Carmel
Just a few blocks from the charming shops and restaurants of Carmel-By-The-Sea, the cultural arts of the Sunset Center and white sands of Carmel beach. Unusually spacious home with Southern exposure, fabulous number of windows. Come see this gracious, elegant home with timeless updating, featuring three bedrooms, two baths, lovely patio and attached garage. Situated in the coveted Carmel School District. Offered at $2,195,000. Come see it and fall in love.