To say that COVID has changed our lives would still be an understatement. The crisis has made us interact, work, and even live differently. In many ways, it’s been an “adapt or die” situation for many communities and companies.
However, some people have started to state that “the worst” has ended. As we understand the virus a lot better, it’s easier to know what buyers and sellers can do to adapt to these changes.
The UK’s approach
Public Health England has an extensive article detailing the community approach to COVID in the UK. The country’s response to the crisis has showcased how important community cooperation is for public health issues.
Of course, the UK has taken a comprehensive approach for controlling the virus. However, the article’s report for community action is a must-read, especially as education for homeowners.
The main focus from the article is community cooperation. All sections are basically different results from this advantage. From solidarity to community strengthening, UK communities have shown how vital it is to work together.
It’s also easily understandable. Enforcing health regulations requires coordination and communication. Strong cooperation from buyers and sellers alike is vital.
Education for homeowners
Lastly, the main reason behind the pandemic’s damage was how little we understood it. While it’s still under research, we know a lot more about what we can do to curb its repercussions.
Having access to proper educational resources can make a world of difference in how your community adapts.
What can you do to adapt?
Now, we’ve all heard the same suggestions repeatedly. We know we need to stay away from crowds, wash our hands, and embrace the outside. Unfortunately, there haven’t been enough suggestions regarding how communities can strategize.
From our experience and the references we’ve linked, we’ve narrowed down 5 key aspects you need to consider.
1. Focus on open spaces
Any buyer should start looking for open spaces in their properties. That includes amenities like decks or balconies. However, having parks nearby and other open areas is important as well. Sellers should expect more demand for these spaces.
2. Good internet is critical
Today, remote work and online programs for working out and yoga are making the internet even more prevalent in our lives. With how many of these changes will remain for the long-term, a strong internet signal should be a priority.
3. Know your neighbors
You don’t need to break social distancing to interact with neighbors. Community groups in messenger apps are excellent for interaction and planning.
4. Agree on how to tackle social distancing
Social distancing requires schedules to guarantee there aren’t many crowds around. Talk to your neighbors and develop a schedule so that everyone can go outside and do what they need to do without messing with physical distance.
5. Modernize administration
Property management has seen significant innovations with ERP and administration systems. These solutions allow managers to handle requests and services from their communities from a central platform, completely from the internet.